Stellar Binoculars

Stellar binoculars – Pentax dcf binocular

Stellar Binoculars

stellar binoculars


  • An optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects
  • Binoculars, field glasses or binocular telescopes are a pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes (binocular vision) when viewing distant objects.
  • an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
  • (binocular) relating to both eyes; “binocular vision”


  • leading(p): indicating the most important performer or role; “the leading man”; “prima ballerina”; “prima donna”; “a star figure skater”; “the starring role”; “a stellar role”; “a stellar performance”
  • being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; “an astral body”; “stellar light”
  • Of or relating to a star or stars
  • Stellar* is a New Zealand based pop/rock band headed by vocalist Boh Runga, sister of acclaimed singer-songwriter Bic Runga. Currently in their career, they have attained four RIANZ top 10 singles (the highest being “Every Girl” at #3) and two #1 albums. .
  • Exceptionally good; outstanding
  • Featuring or having the quality of a star performer or performers

stellar binoculars – Celestron 21041

Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope
Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope
The PowerSeekers come with all coated glass optical components with for enhanced image brightness and clarity. The Newtonian reflectors offer larger aperture and greater light gathering power needed to resolve the faint detail of hundreds of deep-sky and other celestial objects.

All PowerSeekers come on either sturdy equatorial mounts for tracking the sky, or collapsible altazimuth mounts suitable for terrestrial viewing as well as astronomical use.

The PowerSeekers come with a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens, allowing an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of an unaided eye!

Celestron’s value priced Powerseeker 60 telescope takes a basic “just the facts” approach to affordable entry level telescopes. The package includes an adjustable aluminum tripod with an alt-azimuth mount and stabilizer, a Kellner type K20 eyepiece, a Ramsden type SR4 eyepiece, a 3x barlow lens, and a 5 power cross-hair finder scope.
The Powerseeker 60 comes disassembled in a compact box, but it won’t take long to put everything together. Go ahead and try it out in the daytime, that’s the best time to align the finder scope while looking at a distant tree or telephone pole.
My first view of Saturn’s rings and star cluster M13 in Hercules came with a 60mm telescope, and I enjoy celestial viewing with the Powerseeker 60 to this day. The secret is to use the low power K20 eyepiece and only extend the tripod legs half-way. This gives me sharp and steady views, whether I’m looking at nearby hills, craters on the Moon, the Double Cluster in Perseus, or even the Andromeda Galaxy!
With a 1.25″ focuser and diagonal mirror, it’s easy to add better eyepieces. The Kellner type K20 eyepiece yields a 1.1 degree true field of view, better than the Huygens or H-type eyepieces still found in many beginner scopes. Adding an optional Celestron 25mm E-Lux eyepiece is better still. With nearly 2 degrees true field of view, the 25mm E-lux makes it much easier to find objects, either on land or in deep space. The SR4 eyepiece is less impressive; it’s like peeking through a pin-hole. Adding the 3x barlow to the SR4 to get that 525x proclaimed on the box is peeking through a dim, fuzzy pin-hole.
I’m surprised that a telescope this inexpensive can be this good. It’s good enough to show me Saturn’s rings at night or a Steller’s Jay at 100 yards during the day. In my opinion, the Powerseeker 60 would be an even better bargain if it came with a K10 eyepiece in place of the 3x barlow and the SR4 eyepiece. Also take a look at Celestron’s Firstscope 60AZ; it’s only a little more expensive, but it includes two useable eyepieces, a red-dot finder, and planetarium software for your computer. –Jeff Phillips
Low cost
Decent optics
Accepts 1.25″ eyepieces
Too small for serious astronomy
Only one good eyepiece

Perseus Double Cluster

Perseus Double Cluster
The double cluster in Perseus is one of the rare object, not to say the only, more beautiful seen with the eye throw a telescope then on a photo. Stars are shinning with their beautiful crystalline light in the cold and dark magic of the night. On a photo all stars seems to have the same luminosity.

There are visible with unaided eyes and there are beautiful with just a binocular. There are pretty easy to find between Cassiopeia and Perseus. You can see them late at night during summer until winter.

21 exposures of 2 minutes on very humid night. 90% of humidity and 5°C. Lots of problem with autoguiding due to a bad polar alignment and a loose groud

Le double amas de Persée est un des très rare objet, pour ne pas dire le seul, que je trouve plus beau en le regardant directement dans un télescope qu’en photo. En visuel les étoiles brillent de leur belle lumière cristalline. Une véritable symphonie de luciole dans la magie de la nuit.

En photo, les étoiles ont tendance a avoir toutes la même intensité et comme la zone est assez dense, les amas ont tendance à se retrouvé noyés. Si une photo permet de capturer des choses qu’on ne verra jamais en visuel, l’écran ne remplacera jamais l’impression d’immersion de l’observation visuel dehors à l’écart de la civilisation, dans le noir et le froid.

Ils sont visible à l’oeil nu et ils sont superbe avec une simple paire de jumelles. Ils assez facile a trouver entre Cassiopé et Persée. Vous pouvez les voir tard dans la nuit en été et jusqu’en hiver.

21 poses de 2 minutes par une nuit très humide. 90% d’humidité et 5°C. Beaucoup de problème d’autoguidage due, je pense, à une mauvaise mise en station et un sol trop meuble

M31, Andromeda Galaxy [explored]

M31, Andromeda Galaxy [explored]
You all know this one … Andromeda is the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way (approx 2.5 million ly away), and similar to ours in size and structure. It’s huge — even at that distance it appears about 6 full moons across.

M31 is so bright that it can be seen with the naked eye from dark skies, and I regularly catch it through binoculars even from downtown Toronto.

She also has a couple of companion galaxies — M32 is the small one above it, and M110 is the elliptical one below it.

All of the (non-galaxy) stars in this field are part of our Milky Way, and relatively nearby — positioned between us and the distant galaxies. Think of it as if you’re looking through snowflakes at a distant object.

Details for astronerds:

L:R:G:B combine (minutes) = 80:25:25:35
FSQ-85 and STL11000M
Taken from dark skies near Havelock, Ontario, Canada on August 6, 2010.

Thanks for looking,

stellar binoculars

stellar binoculars

Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that’s a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what’s a stellar stargazer to do?
Bestselling author and illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser fill Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer! with celestial facts and sparkling illustrations. Best of all, take the glow-in-the-dark cover outside at night to launch your own fancy stargazing adventure. Ready? Three . . . two . . . one . . . Blastoff!


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