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 […]


Binocular Astronomy: What you can see with 7x50 Binoculars

15x70, 20x80 and even 25x100 binoculars: No doubt, it is certainly exciting using a pair of large, very high powered binoculars for astronomy and indeed you could take it even take it further with a telescope using magnifications of more than 100x permitting you to go ever deeper into space as well as delivering more […]


Review: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod

I recently had the opportunity to test the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod that came included with the Vanguard SBH-30 Ball Head, which at first glance looks like the ideal tripod for all-optical equipment not only binoculars. But because of its adjustable central column, I was very interested in it as it just may be […]


70mm Astronomy Binoculars & Tripod Setup Advice

This BinoWizard question is from a reader who is looking to set up a pair of good quality binoculars on their porch for star gazing and some wildlife observation: Question: We bought a house in West Texas Big Bend area. I am looking for a great pair of binoculars to see the night sky and […]


Astrophotography with Binoculars & a Phone

Not only are the right binoculars great for astronomy, but did you know you can use binoculars to take incredible photos of the moon, planets and even distant galaxies and just by using your phone as well! In this article, I will show you that Astrophotography with Binoculars and a phone is not only possible […]


Best 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

I recently received this BinoWizard question from a reader looking to acquire a pair of mid sized binoculars for star gazing: Question: BinoWizard – After perusing your excellent site I’d like to solicit your advice on a pair of binoculars for star gazing. Objective: In preparation to spec out and purchase a telescope for me […]


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 […]