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 […]

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 […]

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 […]