Orion Mini Giant 9x63


 Info  Votes  Messages  More Stats  Up One Level
image
Brand and Model:Orion Mini Giant 9x63
Price ($USD):$189.00
Attributes:un-checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:63 mm
Magnification:9 x
Prism Type:BAK4 Porro
Coatings:Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View:3.7 degrees
Eye Relief:26 mm
Near Focus:0 ft
Weight (lbs):36 oz.
Dimensions (w/h/d):8"x7.75"x3"
Description:Orion Mini Giant 56mm and 63mm Binoculars

Our Mini Giants really hit the sweet spot for astronomy binoculars. They grab more light than a 50mm glass yet they don’t have the weight or bulk of larger, “giant” binoculars. Their 56mm and 63mm objective lenses deliver bright images of stellar clusterings and other celestial lollipops that adorn the evening sky. And now, the much-anticipated addition of two high-power modelsãthe 12x63 and 15x63 ãwill please anyone desiring extra magnification for closer, more detailed images than standard binoculars permit. Suddenly, more star clusters resolve into stellar pinpoints, lunar craters burst with geologic fine-detail, and the Andromeda Galaxy reveals more of its core and dust lane structure! Their lenses and high-grade BAK-4 prisms are fully multi-coated to permit the highest light transmission possible. The aluminum barrels are internally glare-threaded to ensure rich contrast and eliminate ghosting. Images are sharp, bright, and wonderfully vivid. Contributing to the Mini Giants’ comfort factor is their long eye relief. No pressing the eyepiece housings into your eye sockets to get the full field of view! Even eyeglass wearers will see edge to edge.

Their relatively compact size allows Mini Giants to be hand-held comfortably for short viewing stints. That applies to daytime use as well. For extended gazes, especially with the two high-power models, you’ll want to tripod-mount them for steady images. Smooth rubber armoring provides a secure grip. A large, knurled center focus wheel, pop-down rubber eyeguards, and threaded socket for optional tripod adapter round out the feature set. Each Mini Giant comes with a hard case, deluxe wide neck strap, and lens caps.

No other company offers binoculars equivalent in size, quality, and performance to our family of Mini Giants. Find out for yourself why they’re such an outstanding value! Made in Japan. Five-year limited warranty.

8x56 Mini Giant
The lightest and smallest Mini Giant, it nevertheless gathers 25% more light than 50mm binoculars. It offers the widest field of view at 5.8° as well as 8x magnification, 7mm exit pupil, and 18mm eye relief. Weighs 2 lbs.

9x63 Mini Giant
Moderate, 9x magnification allows a wide 5.0° field and 7mm exit pupil. Extra-long 26mm eye relief. Good hand-holdability. Weighs 2 lbs. 10 oz.

12x63 Mini Giant —
Strong, 12x magnification goes beyond the reach of ordinary binoculars, allowing higher-resolution views of all your favorite night-sky subjects (and daytime subjects, too). At 5.3mm, the exit pupil is perfectly sized for the adult dark-adapted pupil. Long 17.5mm eye relief and a 4.7°-wide viewing area add to the appeal. Tripod is recommended. Weighs 2 lbs., 8 oz.

15x63 Mini Giant —
For the truly power-hungry, its combination of sky-eating 63mm objective lenses and 15x magnification translate to high-definition viewing that is “up close and personal.” Whether you’re panning for astronomical gold or spying on twilight activities at the bird sanctuary, the resolving power of this model will show you things you’ve never before glimpsed. It’s got eye lenses nearly 1" wide, long 19mm eye relief, ample 4.2mm exit pupil, and a 3.7° field.


Orion Mini Giant 56mm and 63mm Binoculars

Vote Highlights Vote
Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I recently purchased a pair of these fine binoculars from Island Eyepiece and Telescope up in Canada.Nice sharp on-axis star images with very little edge distortion and no visible flaring on bright stars.Easy to hand hold due to relatively light weight for a larger binocular.The 5 degree field is good for Milkyway scanning and large extended objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy and the Plieades.Good contrast with very bright star images and a nice black background sky when used at a dark observing site.I really like the 26mm eye relief since I need to wear my glasses for binocular viewing.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: steamer
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=321717


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I have had my MG 9x63s for about a year or so. They are currently my favorite pair for doing "serious" astronomy. Why? Because they are [my pair anyway] extremely sharp on axis - best pair I've seen under $200 with this level of performance.

While I'd prefer a wider FOV with these, say to 6 degrees or so, I must say that the "quality" field is about 90% to the edge, with some field curvature. Very high degree of light transmission, great MC on all surfaces. Very smooth focal action, even in winter temps. Jupiter/Saturn/Mars can nearly have non-existant flaring in these if set just right for one's eyes. Beautiful, really. I have split Mesarthim [Gamma Arietis, 2 x 5.3 mag, sep. = 7.8"] on good nights routinely with this pair. I routinely use these with my 1000 oaks Type II bino filters, and get phenonmenal solar detail for only 9x. Stars are crisp and bright with very little flaring at all, and details on Sol/Luna are very crisp.

While I love them, to rate a 10, they'd have to be perfect - these come close.

Good bargain!

Darren H.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.163.186)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41629


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I bought these binoculars to find things at star parties that are impossible through my large telescope.
The view given by these binos are very sharp and the contrast is about the best I have seen.
Daytime viewing is excellent I can spot game miles away.
These are far better than the two pair of Pentax binoculars I own.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 2 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.71.5)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=66465


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I agree with other comments. Bought a pair last summer and have really enjoyed them. Main reason I bought these? Price. After comparing with others on the market, I decided to try something from Orion. Glad I did. If their other products measure up to this, I'll come back for more. Good job, Orion.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 2 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.10.123)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41628


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I have had the Orion 9x63's for about 1 month and already I am very impressed at how much Orion gives you for the money. under mag 6 skies these binos perform very well giving a crisp well defined and very contrasty view of faint nebula and the usual star clusters. The field of view is very generous making them a good learning tool. I was most suprised at the view of the moon which was just beyond half lit at the time I was observing. The moon was very bright and crisp to the edge with so little false color that only averted vision could detect. The limb was as clean and stark white al the way to the edge of the field of view. Excellent job Orion. These appear and feel more solid than even the celestron ultima's of the same configuration and for half the money. My only miss-giving is very minor. The hardware on the case for the carry strap began to fall apart after very little use, and the acual strap will stretch if carried any distance on a warm day. This was easily remedied by replacing the d-ring rivets with stainless hardware and substituting a good quality adjustable nylon strap for the plastic one that comes with it. This is minor though because the optics are very good for the money. A definite keeper.

Orion "ROCKS".

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 2 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.92.35)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41626


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I use my 9X63s for boating. Nice field of view and eye relief. Large objective means I can still use them at night. Good quality rubber coating. My favorite pair.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.212.206)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=78447


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
Very clear sharp views. Little or no obvious false color.
Someone compared them with Fujinon, they're not
quite that good, but they're the best thing I've look through after
11x70 Fujinons in this size. The one dificulty I find is eye relief. These have LONG eye relief but not enough so that I can use the binocs without folding down the eyeguards (with the 7mm exit pupil and my astigmatism use without
my glasses results in fuzz, not to mention without my glasses I can't point the binoculars in any useful fashion :-) ). This means you have to hold them at JUST the right distance to get the full field. Probably would be much better with a mount of some sort to avoid bouncing in and out of correct field.
The other weakness is size. Hand holding these for a long observing session
is work.

Overall Rating: 7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.88.72)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41627


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
I have purchased the new and improved pair of 9 x63. [2000]
I have found them to be excellent performers. Stars are tight to the edge, minimal color, nice eye relief. I would put them in the Fujinon class, of optics. Very good bargin.
I love them
S.W.
Vancouver

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.231.9)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41625


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
Very comfortable. VERY sharp optics on my pair. ~80% field [4 degrees] highly useable. Excellent value, and I find these dig very deep into twilight. No false color fringing on Vega, Jupiter or Luna. No haloing, either. Just a slight - and I mean slight! ghosting on Luna.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.198.39)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41624


Orion Mini Giant 9x63
Good for finding faint objects but the astigmatism really on display on bright stars. On a star test, of two pairs I looked thru only one of the four
images acceptable. Good ergonomics, decent focus action. Recommend trying at night first before buying. At $150-$200 if you get a pair with both sides
sharp there a bargain.

Overall Rating: 5
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.199.11)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=41622

Click here to see all votes (11 total)
[Click Here to Login]
Don't have a login? Register!