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The Helios Star Field binocular is a compact instrument based on a modified Galilean optical system design and is a useful and fun addition to any astronomers toolkit, bridging the gap between naked eye astronomy and more traditional binocular astronomy. With its super-wide field of view and low 2x magnification, the viewing experience is more akin to naked eye astronomy but with twice the magnifying power and about four times the light gathering ability than the naked eye alone. As a result so many more stars suddenly become visible, giving the user the feeling of having super enhanced vision. Viewing under clear dark skies is especially rewarding. Stars of magnitudes of between one and two times darker can be revealed. Ideal for viewing the Milky Way, open star clusters and constellations as well as being a perfect optical tool for Comets and Meteors.Enormous Field of ViewThe field is wide enough for most constellations to be captured in their entirety, this kind of view is simply not possible with ordinary binoculars or telescopes.The optics are fully multi-coated and the large eye lenses make for comfortable viewing. The binocular features individual eyepiece focusing and the images delivered are upright and fully corrected. Robustly constructed CNC machined aluminium body. The Helios Star Field binocular is also suitable for use as Theatre/Opera glasses. Supplied with neck strap and semi-hard zipped case.SpecificationMagnification: 2xObjective Les Diameter: 40mmFully Multi-Coated OpticsEye Relief: 10mmAngular Field of View: 24°Actual Field of View: 445m@1000mClose focus: 2mInter-pupillary Distance Range: 56-72mmDioptre Range : -5 to +3Size 122x49x38mmWeight: 189g (238g with case)
Now cheap enough, even for me, These are very nicely made and robust. You really can see dimmer stars than with the naked eye and the FOV is very wide. They will always find a space in my rucksack when I head for the hills. (24/10/2020) Miles Felton - Carlisle
Excellent bit of kit I’ve also owned the more expensive Japanese version of these binoculars. I sold those as they were quite disappointing. However, these alternative ones from Harrison Telescopes are better and I will be hanging onto these without question. Very pleased. (12/10/2020) Tony B - Nottingham
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