Posts belonging to Category 'By Use'

Best 7x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

Because the planets, stars, comets and even the moon are so far away from us, many people logically assume that you need a very high magnification binocular for astronomy and indeed giant high powered binoculars like a 15x70 or even a 25x100 are important for and commonly used for astronomy. However, as well as these, […]


Best Opticron 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy & General Use

In this guide, I take a look at the best Opticron 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy as well as more general uses like birding, hunting and wildlife observation. I include some brief product reviews based on their features and specifications and where to buy them to get the best deals. Models include the Opticron 10x50 Adventurer, […]


The Beehive Cluster With Binoculars – Astronomy Series

This complete guide to viewing The Beehive Cluster with Binoculars was written in collaboration with astronomer Philip Pugh and is part of a series on binocular astronomy. It includes details on where and how to find it, the best binoculars to use with examples on what you can expect to see using different powers and […]


Cosmic Distances – Binocular Astronomy

This guide to cosmic distances and how it relates to viewing the night skies using your binoculars was written by Philip Pugh and is part of his binocular astronomy series written for BBR: If you have used binoculars for wildlife watching or other terrestrial use, you tend to think that a quarter of a mile […]


Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Binoculars

All About Image Brightness The Trophy Xtreme series from Bushnell Sport Optics is a really interesting one. Containing only three models, this mid-range, fairly low-cost series’ most characterizing feature is that they all have large diameter objective lenses and are thus primarily focused on capturing and then delivering the best low light performance and brightest […]


Viewing the Pleiades with Binoculars

In this guide, the astronomer Philip Pugh takes us through how to find and view the Pleiades star cluster, what to look out for and you can expect to see using different configurations of binoculars: The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters as they are popularly known, are arguably one of the best-known objects in the night […]


Binocular Astronomy – Brightness & Magnitude

The following article on understanding the Brightness of objects in our night sky is part of a series of Binocular Astronomy guides written for Best Binocular Reviews by the astronomer Philip Pugh: Understanding Brightness & Magnitude Astronomers use a measurement called magnitude to determine the brightness of stars and other objects in the sky. It […]


Viewing Planets Through Binoculars

The following guide to viewing the planets with binoculars was written by the astronomer Philip Pugh and is part of a series on using binoculars for astronomy that he has written for Best Binocular Reviews. In it, he answers some frequently asked questions like: How to see planets with binoculars What do the planets look […]


Do I need Binoculars for Safari Holiday? – Question Answered

From the days when I was working as a safari guide, to now running Best Binocular Reviews, I have been asked many times over the years if you need binoculars for a safari and my answer has never changed: A good pair of binoculars is one of, if not THE most important pieces of gear […]


Viewing the Moon with Binoculars

Can you see the moon with binoculars? Answer: Most certainly! You can often get the best views of the moon through binoculars. In this guide, we go through why, all the options, which ones are best for you and your budget. The following guide to looking at the moon with binoculars was written for BBR […]