Celestron SkyMaster Pro 20x80 binoculars review

The Celestron SkyMaster Pro 20x80 is a super sized binocular for serious nature lovers and astronomy fans

Celestron Skymaster Pro 20x80
(Image: © Gavin Stoker)

Digital Camera World Verdict

For those who want some serious firepower when it comes to their choice of binocular and don’t mind carrying a tripod around with them in order to achieve it, the Celestron Skymaster Pro 20x80 should tick a few boxes. Those wanting a compact binocular option for everyday viewing should look elsewhere, but for those curious types among us who want to view the moon and the night sky as well as bring distant objects in the landscape that much closer, it comes highly recommended.


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    Huge light gathering objective lens

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    Impressive magnification

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    Anti fogging design

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    Value for money


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    Very bulky

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    Impractical without a tripod

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    Too heavy to hand hold for long

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The might strike a chord for some – remember those giant coin-operated binoculars affixed to a metal post found at beauty spots to survey the scene for miles around? The Celestron Skymaster Pro 20 x 80 binocular, which marries a 20 magnification for long distance viewing to a huge 80mm objective lens, feels a bit like that!

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.