Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars Review

Milky Way with Celestron binoculars

The Celestron SkyMaster Series – big binoculars for astronomical viewing, make stargazing in a clear night’s sky a real joy. Looking up a the stars wondering about the mysteries of space and the universe, the night sky has always fascinated mankind. If you want to observe stars, the Milky Way and other celestial wonders you can do it with the help of binoculars and bigger telescopes.

The Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars is the most popular model of the SkyMaster series. It combines a large light-collecting objective lens into a not too heavy construction, so it can be used without a tripod. However to make use of its full power you want to get a tripod. The Celestron SkyMaster is primarily intended for astronomical viewing, but it is also great for terrestrial observations over long distances. The Celestron Skymaster Giant are a high performance binoculars at a great value price.

Features of the Celestron Sky Master

  • Porro prisms of high-quality BAK 4 Glas
  • Features 70-mm objective lens for greater light transmission in low light conditions to long-distance views
  • Features multi-coated optics for crisp and clear views
  • Recommended for astronomical/nature viewing
  • Protective rubber coating for better grip and handling
  • Big center focus knob for simple and fast focusing
  • Includes tripod adapter
  • Has lengthier eye relief to make eyeglass wearers comfortable while using the binoculars
  • Includes handy carrying case for secure storage
  • 4 field of view
  • Has IPD Max of 72-mm and IPD Min of 56-mm
  • Has 43 ft. of close focus
  • 32X twilight factor
  • Waterproof
  • Weighs 48 ounces


Celestron’s Skymaster Giant is a unique model that sticks out from the binocular bunch. Its dimensions are incomparable inside its price range while its magnification levels are top notch once you factor said price. Build from quality materials, the optical elements are perfectly capable of providing bright, crisp images high-resolution image. The Designers of this particular product have constructed the model in a manner where users can employ them even without the help of a tripod.

Its BaK-4 porro prism and multi-coated optics help enhance vision and provide better greater resolution. Users won’t have to hassle themselves trying to focus the unit thanks to its center focus knob. The subject in your view will not move easily so you can actually see it in a clearer fashion.

The combination of 70-mm objective lenses and 15X magnification supplies great brightness even in low-light conditions and long-distance subjects. The included tripod adapter allows attaching the binoculars to nearly any tripod. With a tripod attached, you will be able to gaze at the sky minus the hassles of a weighty pair of binoculars.

The rubber coating included in the ensemble safeguards the unit and at the same time, provides better grip so it won’t easily slip out of users’ hands. The model is the ideal unit for individuals who wear eyeglasses because the eyepieces feature a lengthier eye relief and it also comes with foldable eyecups to accommodate the glasses. This is pretty convenient since it makes the transfer from binoculars to uncovered eyes faster and more organized.

The Skymaster can be used by both beginner and experienced users. Beginners will appreciate the user-friendly elements of the model while experienced ones will be thankful for its bigger aperture and movability. The dimensions of the model are sufficiently small but it’s still hefty enough.

The device is also water-resistant, which makes the model easy to carry during outdoor activities and poor weather conditions. If you happen to encounter some technical issues with the device, you can take advantage of the limited lifetime warranty that the company has granted the model.


There are not really any disadvantages, except maybe that the Skymaster Giant is slightly heavy and will require the use of a tripod stand to effectively use the binoculars.

Verdict of the Celestron Skymaster

Celestron’s Skymaster is something that is recommended for astronomical views if you happen to be an astronomy enthusiast. It can also show clout on terrestrial views. The model comes with a competitive price and it provides great value for your money.

Great for stargazing, this Celestron comes highly recommended for terrestrial viewing too. Especially for observing subjects at a long distance.

It is also a great piece to use for sky viewing. Improved contrast, a large aperture, an affordable price, water-resistant capabilities and the inclusion of a tripod adapter makes Celestron SkyMaster Giant binoculars a must-have.

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