We’ve all heard the phrase “rules are made to be broken”, and that saying goes for your astronomy gear as well! The Orion 2×54 Ultra Wide Angle Binocular combines an ultra-low power with an ultra-wide field of view, supercharging your eyeballs and taking naked eye astronomy to another level. An incredible 36° field of view allows constellations to fit into one field. And the binoculars brighten up fainter stars, allowing you to see about 1.2 magnitudes fainter than you can with just your own eyeballs. For example — from a dark sky site, you can see down to around magnitude 6 stars with your naked eye – imagine enhancing that view down to mag 7.2 with these binoculars. It’s like looking at a detailed star chart, except now the actual sky becomes your chart!
Now, back to those rules that were made to be broken. Magnification and exit pupil are not important in this design of binocular. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Low power coupled with a big lens provides this massive field of view and adds to the effect of the sky being your own personal star chart. These binoculars are a variation on a Galilean design but also include extra lens elements to enhance the field of view and also reduce aberrations compared with standard Galilean designed optics. The brightness in this style binocular is simply the square of the magnification, and the field of view is directly proportional to the size of the objective. Therefore you get 4x brighter images than naked eye, and a truly massive 36° field. The result is an enhanced naked-eye feel when gazing through these binoculars at the arms of the Milky Way and individual whole constellations.
Compact and lightweight, the Orion 2×54 Ultra Wide Angle Binoculars make a very nice addition to your astronomy equipment arsenal, bridging the gap between your larger binoculars and simple naked eye astronomy. Hundreds more stars appear in the view, and panning around the Milky Way from a dark sky site is simply jaw dropping. Features individual eyepiece focusing, a solid center axis hinge that holds collimation well, fully multi-coated lenses, and includes a carrying case and caps to protect the lenses.
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only.