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Binoculars made for the night sky

These 10x70 binos offer high-quality glass, rugged construction, and great low-light performance.
I’ve always loved observing the sky through binoculars. Living in the desert Southwest, I also find that high-quality binoculars are an essential companion for many different tasks. This is why I was so excited when a package containing Celestron Echelon 10x70 Binoculars arrived for me to review.

After opening the box, I was impressed to find that Celestron housed the binoculars in a well-made, high-impact plastic case. I have owned many binoculars, and few have come with much protection for storage or carrying. This is no small problem. Anyone using this type of equipment is going to be on the move, possibly in harsh environments. This case is rugged and well padded on the inside.

The Echelon also comes with a 2-inch-wide padded strap. It proved comfortable both on my shoulder and around my neck. And, trust me, you don’t want to carry these binoculars around in your hand. This unit is heavy, weighing in at 4 pounds 1 ounce (1.8 kilograms).

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