Want to see a comet? The Celestron Cometron 12x70mm binocular has you covered. Want to see the craters of the Moon, a distant nebula or star cluster? The Cometron 12x70mm is the binocular for you. Want to watch distant boats across the bay or eagles nesting along a riverbank? The powerful Celestron Cometron 12x70mm binocular can bring those distant sights to you.
To easily reveal faint celestial objects, this Celestron Cometron has good-sized 70mm objective lenses, with a total light-gathering capacity nearly as large as a 4" rich-field telescope. This center focus Z-body porro prism Celestron uses high quality BaK-4 prisms for good light transmission. Its multi-coated optics showcase comets, the craters of the Moon, and even dim deep space objects in high contrast detail.
The Cometron 12x70mm has a wide 4.6° field of view so you can scan broad stretches of the sky to quickly pinpoint the object you want to see, then keep it in your sights without the need for constant movement and readjustment. You can sweep the star clouds of Sagittarius, search out the Great Galaxy M31 in Andromeda and the Pinwheel Galaxy M33 in Triangulum, take in globular clusters like M13 and M22, open clusters like the Beehive and the Wild Duck, and much more.
Here on Earth, the 12x70mm Cometron lets you observe distant nature close-up and personal. Granted, with a close focus of 59’, this is not a binocular for observing nearby nature. However, its bright 5.83mm exit pupil makes it a good and very economical choice for any twilight birding or nature study activity where close focus is not required – but bright images are essential.
Light rubber armor on the aluminum and polycarbonate binocular body provides a sure hold when dewing becomes a problem. The 12x70mm Cometron is water resistant, but not waterproof. A supplied separate tripod adapter lets you mount the Cometron 12x70mm on any convenient optional camera tripod (at 49.3 ounces, it is realistically too heavy to hand hold steadily enough for extended observing). The tripod adapter mounts on any standard 1/4”-20 thread DSLR or video tripod.
Soft roll-down eyecups shield the unaided eye from stray light when rolled up and cushion eyeglass lenses when rolled down. Eye relief is specified at a very long 19.6mm. The eye relief of the Cometron 12x70mm is easily long enough to allow essentially unvignetted eyeglass use for those who must wear eyeglasses while observing.
A continuously variable diopter ring on the right eyepiece allows you to match the Cometron optics precisely to your individual eyesight for a sharp image. With its long eye relief and included tripod adapter, the Cometron 12x70mm makes it easy to comfortably enjoy extended stargazing and nature observing sessions.
The Cometron 12x70 comes with a wide padded neck strap, an eyepiece rainguard, and a soft carrying case for portability and protection. To top it all off, the Cometron 12x70mm has a limited lifetime warranty, a remarkable bonus at its very reasonable price.