Prices seem to be on the rise all around recently, but you need to spend a bomb to grab some great stargazing equipment. You may think of telescopes when someone mentions stargazing but binoculars can offer clear views of the night sky, and are often a cost-effective alternative.
Amazon have some great deals on binoculars for astronomers living in the UK. Models like the Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 (save £51.03) and the 15×70 binoculars (save £25.99) feature in our best binoculars guide, and are on offer.
These are some of the best binoculars on the market, so now is a very good time to get them. If you want more of a look at stargazing options, be sure to check out binoculars deals, best telescopes and telescopes deals guides.
The Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 is the bigger and more powerful of the two binoculars on sale. With two 100mm refractors and 25 times magnifications, you will get crystal clear views of the night sky and these will be excellent for deep-sky viewing. These heavy duty binoculars will allow you to see Jupiter’s atmospheric belts on a clear night, but weighing in at 4 kilograms, you may need a tripod for prolonged use. Ultra firm rubber grips help for comfort.
If you’re not looking for something quite as powerful, or a great, cheaper alternative, the 15×70 model is a great option. Although the same deep-sky targets wont be as visible, the 70mm aperture with a magnification going up to 15 times, clear views are still achievable. Weighing in at 3lbs, we do still recommend a tripod for maximum comfort but if you have strong arms, these can be used as a hand-held pair.
Both of these binoculars feature on our best binoculars guide, so now is a great time to grab a great bit of stargazing kit.