Vixen Optics 6.5x32 WP ED Astro Binocular
Multiple optical technologies are brought to the fore to boost image quality. These technologies begin with the use of extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for the objective lens elements and low-light absorption BK7 glass for the roof prisms. Next are specially-engineered 7-layer anti-reflection coatings, fully multi-coated on the optics, which are tuned specifically for starlight and for use in the dark for maximum light transmission, accurate color rendition, and improved contrast. The prisms have phase-correcting and highly-reflective dielectric coatings which work together to boost light transmission through the prisms to greater than 99%, and eliminate color fringing, and further improve clarity and contrast across the expansive field of view. All these features, when coupled with its relatively low 6.5x magnification, present the user with an immersive observational experience with bright and clear expansive views, and accurate color representation.
Complementing the optical performance is a unique focusing system that eliminates the common center focus/dioptric correction for individually-focusing eyepieces — this allows a level of precision that center focusing systems often are unable to achieve but is required to split fine binary stars and bring dim objects into sharp resolution. This variable-speed mechanism further improves focus precision by slowing down as it approaches infinity, to provide even finer-tuning of the focus process that single-speeds cannot give.
To withstand the rigors of outdoor use, the chassis is made of a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy that reduces weight, and the optical tubes are wrapped in a slip-resistant rubber armor. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions. For extended observation sessions, the Astro can be tripod mounted using an optional adapter for hands-free use to reduce distracting hand-shake or vibrations, and eliminate arm fatigue.
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