Celestron 71198 Cometron 7×50 Binoculars (Black)


Get ready for the next awe-inspiring comet with a pair of sleek, portable Celestron Cometron 7×50 binoculars. The large 50 mm objective lenses and multi-coated optics offer amazing light-gathering capabilities that bring celestial objects into bright, sharp focus, making them ideal for comet watching, stargazing, and viewing craters on the Moon. Cometron 7×50’s wide field of view lets you explore expansive swaths of the sky to quickly pinpoint exactly the object you want to see, then keeps it in

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  1. Stevie D. says:
    120 of 124 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great general-purpose binoculars for little $$$., November 11, 2013
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    These binoculars are a great deal. I have a telescope as well as giant binoculars for astronomical viewing, but I wanted some binos that I could hold in my hands (the others are too heavy) for general and astronomical use. I read the chapter on binoculars in “The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide” (the ‘bible’ for such things), and they said that 7X50 (7X magnification, 50mm light-gathering lenses) are ideal for general use and perfectly adequate for casual astronomical viewing. I like Celestron products and so I bought these. They are designed for astronomical viewing, but are just as suitable for land-based viewing. The collimation (alignment) of the two barrels is perfect, and the view is crisp and detailed. The lenses are multi-coated (a good thing), and they are solidly built. At around $35, you can’t go wrong. Highly recommended. PS: For those who have never used binoculars before, there is a certain amount that you need to know to get them set up properly for your own eyes. The included instructions describe how to do it, and you can find more info online if you need it.
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  2. Stephen Bremer says:
    56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great binoculars for the backyard astronomer., January 13, 2015
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    I recently became interested in astronomy and purchased this set of binoculars, based on the recommendation of several amateur astronomy websites and books. They have been a great aid to learning the night sky and viewing objects or clusters that are not visible to the naked eye in my moderately night-polluted sky.

    The initial set-up was very easy: Put a lens cap over the right lens and focus; switch the lens cap to the left eye and adjust the eyepiece ring until the image is tack-sharp; finally, remove the cap, and you’re in business. This can be done in less than 20 seconds.

    At first, I was holding these by hand – they are light enough to be able to do this. However, I found myself lying on my back and resting them on my eyes to steady the picture when I wanted to stare at a portion of the sky. Eventually, I purchased an adapter to mount them on my tripod, which vastly improved the viewing experience.

    So far I have enjoyed great views of the Andromeda Galaxy, Comet Lovejoy, Jupiter and four of its moons, Plaiedes, the Double Cluster, M44, and the moon in all its phases. Binoculars really are a great way to learn the sky for the first time, and this particular pair have been exceptional.

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  3. Daniel P. Smith says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not a toy! Real binoculars! Good optics. Great for backyard astronomy. Great for people with eyeglasses., October 25, 2016
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    Daniel P. Smith (Massachusetts, USA) –
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    These are not a toy. These are real binoculars. These are GOOD binoculars. The optics are good. The view is clear and sharp. The pair I got was perfectly aligned. Above all, they are 7×50 “night glasses” that are just right for looking at dim objects in the night sky, like the Milky Way, the Pleiades, the Andromeda Nebula, the Great Nebula in Orion, and so forth. They are far better on these objects than my old 9×36 Bushnells. At 7X power they are also, of course, good for “binocular astronomy” in general. There haven’t been any bright comets since I bought these, but they should be good for comets as their name suggests.

    The world of binoculars has been overtaken by compact binoculars which are great for birdwatching but don’t have the light-gathering ability for backyard astronomy. 7×50’s do. I would strongly recommend these for older children who are ready for backyard astronomy, either instead of or in addition to a full-sized telescope.

    An unexpected benefit for me is that these have huge eye relief, and are the first binoculars I’ve had that I can use with my eyeglasses on.

    What are the downsides? Two: they’re big and heavy. And I think the field of view is narrower than on more expensive binoculars.

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