Posts belonging to Category 'Astronomy'

Unistellar ENVISION Smart Binoculars with Augmented Reality (AR) Integration – Hype or Reality?

Unistellar, a leading innovator in consumer astronomy, has recently announced the Envision smart binoculars. This groundbreaking device promises to transform stargazing and exploration with features like augmented reality (AR) overlays, guided navigation, and shareable target lock. However, before diving headfirst into the celestial adventure, a critical assessment of these functionalities is essential.


No Experience? – Advice on which Binoculars for Stargazing

Best binoculars for beginner stargazing with expert advice from the BinoWizard. Versatile 8x42 models, low-light 7x50 options, and astronomy-specific 15x70 binoculars. Explore image-stabilized choices for high magnification without a tripod. Find the perfect binoculars for both star gazing and daytime use.


10x50 Binoculars for Birding, Wildlife & Astronomy under $260

Question: I am planning to buy Crossfire 10x50 as it claims to be okayish useful for both wildlife and slightly for space view (I am aware it can’t beat dedicated ones). It’s hard to find a genuine seller, I’ve found one for Vortex Crossfire and Kenko Mirage 10x50 who imports from authorised dealers. Do you […]


I Want to View the Solar Eclipse, Can I Do It with Binoculars?

Solar eclipses are one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events. The sight of the moon passing between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that briefly turns day into night, is an awe-inspiring event to view firsthand. However, it is essential to consider safety precautions, especially when it comes to viewing the sun directly. Can […]


Help Choosing Large Binoculars for Astronomy

This week’s question comes from Rich, a new BBR Patreon supporter who has always been interested in astronomy and wants to get some binoculars for astronomy and deep-space observation in particular. Please note that I have slightly paraphrased the question as the letters were very long, but have kept what is relevant: Question My name is Rich […]


Oberwerk Sport ED 8x42 vs Athlon Midas G2 8x42 for Astronomy, Birding & Wildlife

Alex, a new BBR Patreon supporter (thanks very much!), looking to get a binocular for some handheld astronomy as well as for backyard birding and wildlife observation on the trail: Hi there, I’m having a hard time deciding between two binoculars that I’ve narrowed down to the Athlon Midas G2 8x42 and Oberwerk Sport ED […]


Oberwerk Sport ED 8x42 vs 10x42 for Astronomy, Birding & Any Alternatives?

New BBR Patreon supporter Andrew is looking to get either an 8x42 or a 10x42 binocular to be used mostly for handheld astronomy, but also a little birding and has the following question: I’ve been very happy to join Patreon, as a way of getting advice and to say thanks for your excellent website.The advice […]


Binoculars for Wildlife & Astronomy

The question for the BinoWizard this week comes from Simon, a BBR Patreon supporter who is looking to get better views of the stunning wildlife across the river from his house near Kingston in Canada during the day as well as of the stars and moon in the evenings: Question Thank you very much for […]


7x50 vs 8x56 Binoculars for Astronomy & Daytime Surveillance

Which is Best? Part of the BBR BinoWars Series, in this article I take an in-depth look at the main differences between 7x50 vs 8x56 Binoculars with examples, full reviews and recommendations to help you choose the best binocular for your particular needs, be that for astronomy at night or daytime surveillance uses like wildlife […]


Why I got the Bresser Polaris Telescope to compliment my Astronomy Binoculars

In this article, I am going to go over the reasons why I decided to get myself a telescope to complement the binoculars I use for astronomy, what Telescopes are ideal for the beginner and then the reasons why I decided to begin with the BRESSER Polaris 102/460 EQ3 Telescope. My interest in the night […]