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Celestron - EclipSmart 10 x 42 Solar Binoculars - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice solar binocs for eclipse

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    dudeky
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    These are nice 10x solar binoculars for eclipse only. Cannot be used for other celestial or terrestial viewing because of the heavy dark internal filters. You see the full sun through white filters. The strap is thin and will cut into the neck, so you will need to buy a wider neck strap or harness. I did see a small sunspot several weeks ago. After the eclipse, there may not be much use, however, if you own a telescope with a solar filter, these might be nice to spot check the sun for solar activity before you set up your scope. There is also another total eclipse coming through the South and Midewest in 2024, and these can be used again. Be nice if Celestron made the binocs orange to differentiate between non-solar binocs for safety purposes. Never look directly at the sun without proper solar glasses or filter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific views of sun!

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    logalinor
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    I purchased this binocular for the eclipse, since I lived in Oregon. It was a terrific way to view the eclipse. Passed it around people during the eclipse and everyone was surprised how well they could see the sun. Because of the 10x42 magnification, you can see the larger sun and even see sun spots! Since the eclipse, I've used the binoculars to view the sun. Well made and satisfied with this purchase. I feel that my eyes are safely protected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Ferrari of Solar Eclipse

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    SolarEclipseJunkie
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    I love my purchase and if you are going to ball, then ball hard! These are great for seeing Sunspot activity. However, these are binoculars for looking at the sun. So how do you maximize your value? Get your friends to chip in. Have a local homeowners association? Great have them buy a solar binocular and then make it so that during the 3 hour path you swap the binoculars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Really gave little magnification vs paper glasses

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    wildwooddoc
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    I was excited to find these in stock at BBY, but disappointed to find little if any noticeable difference between viewing the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE with these verses Lunt paper glasses. Definitely not worth having unless you are a pro chasing eclipse' around the world. Quality is very good, manufacturer is known, price better than other comparable products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid solar view for eclipse.

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    JOHNO
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    These solar binoculars are for solar only viewing. They provide a smallish 10x view of the Sun with a non-removable white light solar filter. Will work for the Total eclipse event but don't expect to see small Sun spots with them on the Sun's surface.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great binoculars

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    Glazsnut22
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    Used them for the eclipse and they worked very well. I was able to see all phases of the eclipse. I could clearly see the corolla. The binoculars were very easy to adjust and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Eclipse viewing.

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    Ctrclckws
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    The August 2017 eclipse was a joy to see, using these I felt safe enough to look directly at it for a few moments. This are not your regular binoculars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for watching the eclipse!

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    TonyD
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    These Celestron - EclipSmart 10 x 42 Solar Binoculars - Black were great for watching the eclipse. I plan to look at additional cosmic events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

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    Magic007
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    I got them for the solar eclipse on 21 August 2017. I tried them out already and the picture is clear and they work great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for checking solar activity.

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    dudeky
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    Great for checking solar activity before setting up telescope with solar filter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for eclipse

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    Stumpy98
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    Worked well for the eclipse, but they don't convert to regular binoculars, so you can't use them for anything else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for observing the sun.

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    JOHNO
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    A solar only set of binoculars. Solar spot observing and the next eclipse are what they are for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Eclipse binoculars

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    Rsprague75
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    Great for viewing the total eclipse! We watched from Pauley's Island in SC ... what an experience

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for eclipse viewing

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    oldjoe
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    These eclipse binoculars were very helpful at getting a SAFE magnified view to the solar eclipse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

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    Cindi
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    Use my binoculars for the solar eclipse they were awesome I'd recommend these to anybody

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for total eclipse

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    Jess
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    A bit pricey but worth it to see the total eclipse!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Solar Binoculars

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    Species8472xgn
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    Great for watching the sun and solar eclipse. Love them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Eclipse Binoculars

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    EliMac
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    Worked very well during the 81% we got of the eclipse.

    I would recommend this to a friend