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 […]

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 […]

Using Binoculars for Astronomy

Most people associate telescopes and night-time with astronomy. On the other hand, binoculars are the instrument of choice for many astronomers, especially as a “grab and go” instrument or for viewing large objects. You can start off using binoculars that you have bought for other purposes, then consider a pair specifically for astronomy later. The […]

Giant Asteroid Florence Visible with Binoculars

Asteroid Florence will pass near to earth at the end of August early Sept 2017 and many be Visible with Binoculars – details of where and where to look: Discovered in 1981 and named in honor of Florence Nightingale, Asteroid Florence will get close enough to earth in late August and early September where according […]

High Powered, Long Distance Viewing Binoculars

The questions below are my answers to readers who are looking for a pair of high powered binoculars for long distance viewing and include some advice as well as options and recommendations as to which are best depending on the exact application: >> Skip To The Recommendations Question 1: I have a question about which […]

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars Review

A Complete Astronomer’s Guidebook Updated: Believe it or not, but Touring the Universe through Binoculars or TUB as it has rather affectionately become known as, is now almost 27 years in the making! Indeed at the time of writing my update to this review, it celebrates it’s birthday next month. Released in November 1990 and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Observation Binoculars with Angled Eyepieces

A question from a reader wanting to know more about binoculars with angled eyepieces recently popped up in my inbox and which I thought would be well worth expanding on and covering here on BBR: Question: A few months ago I saw an advertisement for a pair of binoculars which I want to buy. Instead […]

Comet Binoculars – Choosing the Best Binoculars to view Comets with

Even though there is still quite a while to go before either Comet PANSTARRS or Comet Ison makes it to our inner solar system, the anticipation and excitement is already running quite high and I was recently asked this question from a reader: Question: With the ISON in the sky this fall and Comet PANSTARRS […]