Big pair of binoculars is what I wanted to get and that is why I bought this pair they were around $170 not a bad price compared to other brands. Got them so I could use them out hunting and celestial viewings without having to break out the telescope all the time. They are working well for me. You can hold on to them but I shake sometimes so I would recommend using a tripod that made my observations a lot more enjoyable. I wished I would have got them a few years ago the things I could have seen out in the field in between then and now. Thanks OPT you came through for me again.