Serious amateur astronomers looking for the best and brightest wide-field binocular images of the night sky will appreciate Orion Telescopes & Binoculars’ introduction of its new ED GiantView binos.
These Orion binoculars combine a large 80-mm aperture with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lenses for bright, exceptionally clear, true-color views of the night sky. And they are equally appropriate for long-distance daytime viewing. The premium lenses are fitted to a waterproof body, with BAK-4 prisms, robust mechanical construction and a solid pier tripod-mounting system.
You’ll appreciate the combination of large aperture and ED lenses the first time you scan the Milky Way – viewing pinpoint stars with exceptional contrast against a dark background. Fully multi-coated surfaces provide the brightest possible images, and with 21 mm of eye relief for the 16x80s and 18 mm for the 20x80s, even eyeglass wearers can view the entire field of view.
The sturdy aluminum-alloy binocular body with a second hinge between the objective lenses provides a solid, well collimated mechanical system. Glare-threaded and blackened interiors provide even more contrast with less light scatter. The built-in tripod mounting bar attaches securely to a standard photographic tripod, and each binocular comes with lens caps, neck strap and a soft carry bag.
Orion’s 16×80 GiantView ED Waterproof Astronomy binoculars are priced at $349.99, while the 20×80 version is $399.99.