Excerpt: If you are an astronomer, especially if you are one without a go-to scope, and you are in to looking at the ‘faint fuzzies’ or deep sky objects, such as the Messier objects, you are also into star-hopping. You find a constellation, jump from one star to another, use a pair or three stars as pointers or go part of the way between this one and that one. All this is part of the enjoyment and learning of the layout of the sky.
Canon 15x50 IS vs Fujinon Technostabi 14x40 IS Binoculars
7 October 2010
Conclusion: In summary, the Canon 15x50 gives a more pleasing view of the night sky (IMHO) because of its extra 10mm of aperture, slightly higher magnification and slightly wider field of view (4.5 deg. compared to 4 deg for the Fujinons). A 10mm increase in aperture in the 40-50mm range certainly makes a difference. More stars are visible and the image just seems to “come alive” compared to the Fujinons.