Summary: These binoculars might be a bit more costly than some people may want to spend (nearly $700 retail), but if you're after a set of great binoculars for astronomy use, these are the real thing! Solidly built, with great optics & coatings! A very nice case was included as well. Very high contrast, for seeing celestial objects without blurry views. They are large though, so for steady viewing and/or long viewing, a good tripod is strongly recommended.