Reviews and Problems with Celestron Skymaster 20x80
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Celestron Skymaster 20x80 Review For Starters
16 February 2012
Excerpt: My little experience in the astronomy field consists of being and amateur of theoretical astronomy. I have spent almost three years just reading stuff about the Universe, kind of a hobby, kind of with passion.
Excerpt: I’ve been involved in amateur astronomy for some 25 years and have learned that quite often, a good pair of binoculars is indispensable, either as an adjunct to a telescope or, quite often, just used all by itself.
Excerpt: Bought these as a birthday present and decided to test them before actually giving them away. Sure glad I did! On first use the image was doubled and blurred, I repeatedly went through the steps outlined in the instructions to focus correctly but nothing worked.
Excerpt: I live in a good observing area, the Pilbara Western Australia, and I already have a 12 * Newtonian. It's a great telescope, but sometimes I don't want to go to the effort of setting it up, so the binoculars are an easy intermdiate level of observing between my eyes and telescope.
Excerpt: For their price and size this is a great set of binos. The feel and finish of these binos is excellent. With 2x 80mm lens's it can gather more light than a lot of the smaller telescopes, while being a lot more portable.
Pros: user friendly, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, portable, great first telescope, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Excerpt: This a great buy for scouting the night sky. Has a large 80mm objective lens that picks up faint objects and large FOV that makes it easy to detect where you are. Will get the shakes if observing for a while, or trying to see detail on the moon and planets. A tripod would be handy.