If the thought of having to learn how to set up and use a telescope is getting in the way of skywatching and stargazing, this offer is for you.
During Black Friday this year, you can get the Celestron Skymaster 18-40×80 binoculars 22% off for just $171.55 (opens in a new tab). These powerful and comprehensive binoculars come with an 80mm lens that will provide bright, clear images even in low light and long range conditions.
Best of all, these binoculars are pretty easy to use, even for beginners. With a few tweaks right out of the box, you’ll be taking in distant views like the stars or the natural world in no time. If these binoculars aren’t for you, be sure to check out our binoculars deals page or one of our other Black Friday deals for great skywatching essentials and other holiday ideas.
The Celestron Skymaster 18-40×80 binoculars offer a range of features that are sure to please both beginners and experienced binocular users. The package includes rubber eyepiece covers, a padded carrying bag and a tripod adapter.
A convenient zoom control is easily accessible with your thumb when holding the Skymaster 18-40×80 binoculars, making it easy to set the right amount of zoom for whatever you’re looking at.
While binoculars are a great alternative to telescopes for star gazing, they are of course also ideal for wildlife viewing, bird watching and looking at just about anything far away. As a personal testimonial, I can attest to the crystal clear optics of Celestron’s Skymaster binoculars.
I used my own pair to see NASA’s Space Launch System rocket 3.2 miles (5.14 km) away as it awaited launch from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center. It only took a few seconds to set the focus and, using a smartphone adapter, I was able to take my own photos of the rocket before it blasted off to the moon – through one of the lenses of my binoculars.
One of our favorite pastimes here at Space.com is stargazing, and we know how technically challenging some telescopes can be. With that in mind, we’ve selected plenty of binoculars to get you looking skyward in no time on our binoculars deals page.
Be sure to check out Space.com Black Friday Deals page, or our guide to Best binoculars.