Orion Giant 20x80

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Brand and Model:Orion Giant 20x80
Price ($USD):$399.00
Attributes:un-checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:80 mm
Magnification:20 x
Prism Type:BAK4 Porro
Coatings:Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View:3.5 degrees
Eye Relief:15 mm
Near Focus:65 ft
Weight (lbs):59
Dimensions (w/h/d):h=11.5"
Description:Imagine a Turbocharger for Your Vision...
...that’s what looking through an Orion Giant binocular is like. Whether your interest is terrestrial nature study, low-light surveillance, or astronomical viewing, these light-gathering Goliaths will make a BIG impression. Their tremendous light grasp brings incredible detail into view.

Orion Giant 80mm Binoculars
If you’ve been using 50mm binoculars for stargazing, as many folks do, get ready to gasp when you see how 156% greater light collection enhances the visible starscape. Your Giant will open up the skies to reveal a cornucopia of stellar clusterings and nebulous knots. Giant binoculars are great for use by themselves or as a second instrument to a telescope.

Orion Giant binoculars offer maximum image brightness, thanks to high-refractive-index BAK-4 glass prisms and the highest level of antireflection coating you can get. Every air-to-glass surface is precision multi-coated, not just one or two surfaces, as with some manufacturers’ “fully multi-coated” binoculars. Rich contrast is ensured by glare threaded baffling of the optical barrels.

Giants also boast long eye relief. The high-power 16x and 20x models have eye relief of 16mm and 15mm, respectively. That means easier positioning of the eyes at the eyepieces to see the full field of view, and allows eyeglass wearers to keep their specs on while viewing.

Each binocular is tested prior to sale on a laser collimator to insure proper optical alignment. A sturdy, hinged, metal bridge between the objective cells provides added rigidity and insures that the mechanical axes of the binocular remain perfectly aligned. Smooth central focusing and a right diopter adjustment keep images in sharp focus. The binocular body features a black, textured finish for a comfortable grip.

Giant 80mm binoculars come with an L-adapter for mounting on a camera tripod. Also included are a neck strap, lens caps, and durable, hard carrying case with retractable handle. Five-year limited warranty.

16x80 Giant
The 5mm exit pupil is well matched for observation from moderately dark skies or suburban locations. Higher contrast will also be noted in most situations, so objects will appear more distinct against background sky. 16mm eye relief, 16x magnification, 3.5° field of view. Weighs 5 lbs., 9 oz.

20x80 Giant
Star clusters, nebulas, even the Moon take on a whole new look as you tease out subtle features. The 20x magnification reveals incredible detail. Eye relief of 15mm is quite good for a 20x binocular. 3.5° field of view, 4.0mm exit pupil. Weighs 5 lbs., 9 oz.

Orion Giant 80mm Binoculars

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Orion Giant 20x80
I haven't used too many binoculars so I don't have much to compare these to but when I first got them I was somewhat disappointed. There seems to be a problem with collimation as stars don't focus to a single point but seem to be elongated dots, but otherwise they work great. These provide great views of nebulas and comets as well as daytime viewing. They also show the rings of Saturn.

Overall Rating: 6
Optics:6 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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