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Celestron's SkyMaster Giant 15x70 binoculars are 14% off for Cyber Monday

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There's an incredible deal available for the Celestron Skymaster Giant 15x70 binoculars. Credit: Amazon (Image credit: Amazon)

Update: We've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that the B&H deal is over. The good news is that the Amazon Cyber Monday deal got even better, knocking another 4% off the price, bringing it down to just $85.86.

If you need a new set of binoculars for stargazing, then Celestron's Skymaster Giant 15x70 binoculars are on sale via Amazon for $89.95. You can also pick them up for $99.95 at B&H Photo, which isn't as good a deal on paper, but the bonus is that you currently get a free Celestron Flashlight if you buy at B&H, which has a value of $15.95 and... well, it's always handy to have a flashlight. 

These Celestron Skymasters have a generous 70mm objective lens, which makes them ideal for gazing at nebulas or far-away celestial bodies. The downside is that they're heavy, and can make your arms hurt if you're using them for prolonged sessions. To offset this, the binoculars are bundled with a case and a tripod adapter, but no actual tripod, so you should consider picking one up during Cyber Monday if you plan to use the Skymaster Giant for longer stargazing periods. Even if your arms don't get fatigued, you'll lose resolution when you move. Something like the Celestron Ultima Tripod will be ideal - it's light, sturdy, and relatively cheap.

Viewers with eyeglasses or visual disabilities will appreciate the long eye relief of 20 mm, along with the fine diopter adjustments to optimize the binoculars for your eyesight. The package also includes multi-coated optics and a water-resistant frame that will keep dew out during twilight or sunrise.

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars $99.95

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars
$99.95 $85.86 at Amazon
This high-resolution set of Celestron binoculars will let you look at faint objects like galaxies and nebulas. It is highly rated, with generous eye relief and very fine diopter adjustment to cater to different viewing needs.

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars $99.95

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars
$99.95 at B&H Photo
No actual discount here, but you get a free flashlight worth $15, which is handy when you're out at night skywatching and need to see where you're going.

You'll find that this is a high-quality set of binoculars at a great price point. Images will be very sharp thanks to not only the multi-coated optics, but also the included BaK-4 prisms. 

Once you get yourself situated in the field and give your eyes 20 minutes or so to adjust to the darkness, another benefit is the diopters allow each eye to have an individual focus point, which is not the case with all binoculars.

User reviews report that even at a lower price point than some competitors, Celestron holds consistent with what amateur astronomers require. You can expect great contrast and excellent brightness in dark-sky conditions, especially towards the inner 75% of the field of view.

You'll be able to see sky features such as the larger moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and fine details in some of the brighter sky objects such as M31 (The Andromeda Galaxy), which is the closest large galaxy to Earth.

Celestron 8x42 Nature Binoculars | $149 now

Celestron 8x42 Nature Binoculars | $149 now $139 at B&H Photo
If nature watching is more for you, these Celestron nature binoculars are also $10-off, and they come with the free flashlight too. Not a massive saving, but a great binocular nonetheless. 

Celestron 10x32 TrailSeeker Binoculars | $239

Celestron 10x32 TrailSeeker Binoculars | $239 now $174.95 at B&H Photo
If you want slightly more versatile binoculars, try these TrailSeekers, which are $65-off right now. We like how light, yet powerful, they are, and the anti-reflective coating means they're great for low-light viewing too.

Celestron is a trusted brand name for both binoculars and telescopes, and users report that this particular set is very durable and usable despite its low price point. Happy skywatching!

Be sure to check out Space.com's Cyber Monday space deals and our guide to the best binoculars. For more binocular deals, check our best Cyber Monday binoculars deals and our Celestron deals roundup.

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Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for Space.com since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she tackles topics like spaceflight, diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.