Top 5 Best Binoculars For Stargazing

Top 5 Best Binoculars For Stargazing

When it comes to stargazing, there are two options available which will provide you with the best results. You can either choose to go for a telescope or you can opt for some binoculars. Whilst a telescope may seem like the best option, binoculars may be a good way to start in stargazing, without committing to a telescope straight off the bat.

Binoculars can offer many advantages over a telescope for both beginners and intermediate users. They are easier to carry around, with less set up. Furthermore, the binoculars which are suitable for stargazing are also perfect for activities such as birdwatching. This helps to contribute to their overall value and highlights the versatility available with them.

Stargazing is a great activity for all of the family, and this guide aims to provide all the necessary information that you need to choose the best set for you. If you are looking binoculars suitable for children, then we have you covered as well.

1. Viking Badger 10x50 Binoculars £138.95

Product features:
- Fully multi-coated lenses for brighter images
- Powerful 10x magnification zoom
- BAK-4 prisms offer HD image quality
- Rubber-armour build design ensures maximum protection

The Viking Badger 10x50 binoculars provide high-quality results at an affordable price, making them an excellent choice for stargazing. They offer a powerful magnification zoom and wide lenses that produce detailed images. These binoculars operate smoothly and provide a great user experience.

Viking is known for delivering high-performance binoculars at affordable prices, and the Viking Badger 10x50 is no exception. The multi-coated optics and wide lenses ensure bright and defined images, even in low-light conditions.

The powerful magnification and high-performance optics make these binoculars perfect for stargazing. They are suitable for both beginners and intermediate users, offering great value.

The Viking Badger 10x50 binoculars also have design features that enhance their quality. Nitrogen-filled lenses prevent fogging, ensuring a clear view in any weather. The rubber-armour coating adds durability, making them suitable for all environments.

2. Celestron Outland X 10x50 Binoculars £124.99

Product features:
- Multi-coated optics for enhanced colour fidelity
- Powerful 10x magnification zoom
- Protective rubber-coating for added durability
- Anti-fogging technology

The Celestron Outland X 10x50 binoculars offer excellent value for money and are perfect for stargazing. They provide a powerful zoom and wide lenses, delivering high-end performance. The build quality is excellent and are very user-friendly.

These binoculars are great for stargazing due to their wide lenses and powerful zoom, which increase light intake. They perform well in low-light conditions thanks to the multi-coated lenses. They are a reliable choice for all your stargazing needs.

Another great option is the Celestron Outland X 10x42 binoculars. They offer the same powerful magnification with slightly smaller lenses but exceptional overall performance. They are worth considering if you have a smaller budget.

Both the Celestron Outland X and Viking Badger 10x50 binoculars have similar quality and build design. Choosing between them depends on personal preference and budget. Both options excel in stargazing performance.

3. Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 Porro Binoculars £339.99

Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 Porro Binoculars

Product features:
- Powerful 25x magnification
- Giant 100mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions
- Ultra sharp focus across the field of view
- Suitable for long-range terrestrial or astronomical viewing

The SkyMaster Pro binoculars are an ideal choice for amateur astronomers. With large objective lenses, BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics utilizing Celestron’s proprietary XLT coating technology, the view through a SkyMaster Pro is second to none at this price point.

The 100mm objective lenses have tremendous light gathering capabilities, delivering superior low light performance, even in the dimmest conditions. Use the SkyMaster Pro's at dusk, dawn and night-time for exceptional astronomical viewing.

It's important to note that the Skymaster 25x100 is a much larger and heavier binocular model, which may require additional stabilization, such as a tripod or mount, to achieve steady views.

4. Viking Kestrel ED 10x42 Binoculars £228.95

Product features:
- Extra Low Dispersion lenses for greater clarity
- Waterproof & rubber-armoured for added durability
- Nitrogen-filled to prevent fogging
- Twist-down eyecups for glasses-wearers

The Viking Kestrel ED binoculars are currently one of the most popular models that we have. These binoculars provide a cost-effective approach to achieving incredible HD quality. Features such as the inclusion of ED glass help to create a perfect viewable image at all times. This ensures that these binoculars are fantastic for stargazing and any general observation.

The combination of the powerful zoom with the incredibly detailed optics makes this an excellent choice. The viewable image appears without flaws thanks to the inclusion of the ED glass. The fairly wide lenses help to process as much light as possible to ensure the image always appears bright. This is particularly important when stargazing at night. For the price that these binoculars are available, you certainly get excellent value.

Design features such as the rubber-armour coating and the nitrogen within the lenses are still available here. In addition to this, these binoculars offer twist-down eyecups which help provide fantastic eye-relief to the user. These twist-down eyecups are also usable with spectacles without having to remove them.

However, these binoculars present the same drawback as the Viking Peregrine ED binoculars. The smaller lens size makes them slightly less effective in comparison to larger binoculars. This can potentially limit the quality of the viewable image when stargazing. Despite this, you should still expect fantastic results thanks to the overall quality that these binoculars offer.

5. Hawke Frontier HD X 10x42 Binoculars £349

Hawke Frontier HD X 10x42

Product features:
- High Resolution Phase Corrected BAK-4 Roof Prisms
- Water Repellent Lens Coatings
- Magnesium Alloy Chassis
- Focus From 2.5m

The Hawke Frontier HD X 10x42 is a great pick for stargazing as it has the best quality lenses that you you can get at this price range. It's a step above ED glass, the quality and coatings allow for even better light transmission and less colour fringing than standard ED glass.

The Frontier HD X 10x42 provides a wide field of view, allowing for a larger portion of the night sky to be observed at once. With the 10x magnification of this model allows for a great viewing of the moon and stars. The 42mm objective lens allows enough in enough light, even at dusk or dawn to give clear and bright images.

This model is built to high standards, ensuring durability and reliability. It may feature a rugged and waterproof construction, protecting it from the elements and allowing for usage in various weather conditions.

These binoculars are designed with user comfort in mind, including features such as adjustable eyecups, ridged section on the side for extra grip, and a lightweight yet sturdy build. These aspects contribute to a comfortable and enjoyable stargazing experience, especially during extended observation sessions.

There we have it, our top choices for an enjoyable stargazing experience. To get your hands on a pair of these excellent binoculars, or to check out our other products, head to