Bright and sharp with tons of light gathering power, the Meade 20x80 Astro Binoculars are among the best valued binoculars for star gazing. Enjoy the high-end features that observers look for such as fully multi-coated lenses, BAK4 porro prisms, and long eye relief — all while maintaining a very economical price.
The core performance is driven by the large 80mm (3.15") objective lenses, providing plenty of light gathering power to observe fainter celestial objects such as star clusters, nebulae, and even some of the brighter galaxies. These large aperture binoculars benefit brighter objects like the Moon too, providing wonderfully detailed views of lunar craters and mountain ranges.
20x magnification makes these binoculars versatile for just about any type of observing. With binoculars this big and powerful, a tripod is advised. A heavy-duty 1/4"-20 threaded adapter is included and does not require any assembly — simply mount it to your favorite photo or field tripod! The center bar allows you to balance as needed, whether you are observing near the horizon or high overhead.
Observing is comfortable, with or without eyeglasses, thanks to the 17mm of eye relief. And the 3.47° field of view is wide enough to observe larger objects like open clusters and even comets when visible!