Best Binoviewer: Reviews and Buying Guide - Little Astronomy (2022)

Binocular viewers, or binoviewers for short, are the most underused telescope accessory out there. I really can’t understand why they aren’t more popular when they are probably the easiest and most effective way to improve the images you get from your scope without spending thousands of dollars.

Why get a binoviewer

  • Improved detail – Some optic tests suggest a good binoviewer can improve the detail of your images by 40%-60%.
  • Improved contrast – Same as above, the contrast of your image can be greatly improved simply by connecting one of these.
  • 3D-effect – Using both eyes and splitting the image adds perception depth wich results in a subtle tridimensional effect. But don’t worry, it is different and asofter than a movie theater 3D effect and it doesn’t cause motion sickness.
  • Reduce eye strain – Using both eyes helps reduce fatigue for longer stargazing sessions

Requirements

Before you rush to buy one, first let’s take a look at the setups that can benefit from using a binoviewer.

  • Binoviewers work best on telescopes with plenty of back focus. How do you know if your telescope has a large back focus? simple, if the eyepiece of your telescope goes in the opposite side to the lens, you are good. Examples of this are refractor telescopes or catadioptric telescopes like Schmidt-Cassegrains and Maksutov-Cassegrains. If the eyepiece connects in the middle or in the upper half of the body of the telescope (like most reflectors/Newtonians), your telescope has a low back focus and you might not benefit much from a binoviewer. If you have one those those latter telescopes, you can artificially extend your back focus using a lower magnification Barlow lens (there are 1.5x and 1.6x ones) or a lens extender. The Orion 52054 featured as the best high-end pick below, also promises that it doesn’t has this limitation and can be used with any telescope, including Newtonians (reflectors).
  • Because you are converting your eyepiece slot into two eyepiece slots, you will now need two eyepieces instead of one. These eyepieces must have at least equal focal length, but it is recommended that they are identical, which means you would need to get a second copy of each eyepiece you want to use with the binoviewer. Some binoviewers already come bundled with a matching set of eyepieces to save you some work and money.

Now that you know if a binoviewer is a good fit for you, let’s get right into our best pick:

Best Binoviewer: William Optics Binoviewer Package Review

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Barrel Size1.25″
Optical Path4″ (100mm)
Clear Aperture20.2mm
Includes eyepiecesYes
Includes Barlow LensYes
Rating
Price

William Optics is one of the manufacturers with the best optical devices in the market, but they are sometimes forgotten because they are a small company and sometimes it is hard to find their products on stock.

Still, their binoviewer has the best value to price ratio of all the devices I have tested. They managed to keep the features and optics quality of the higher-end ones, but kept the price in a reasonable range by keeping the prism size and field stop small.

They have an optical path of 4 inches (100mm) that is more than enough so you don’t get any trouble focusing.

The build quality has all the goodies you would expect: anodized aluminum finish, chromed thumbscrews, and anti-marring brass compression rings to keep the eyepieces in good condition.

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Because of the limited prism size, you might not want to use it with eyepieces bigger than the included 20mm pair, but anything below that looks great.

We tested the Williams Optics binoviewer with a Meade 10″ ACF LX90, a Explore Scientific 127mm Air-Spaced ED APO, and a Celestron NexStar 6SE. In all three cases the improvements in detail and contrast were significant even though these are already mid to high end telescopes. The visual gains in entry level devices should be even better.

You really can’t go wrong with the William binoviewer. If you have never used a binoviewer before, you’ll be amazed by the change in how your image looks.

The fact that it already comes bundled with a decent set of eyepieces and a Barlow will also save you the trouble of buying even more additional accessories.

ProsCons
– Long optical path
– Exceptional value for the price
– Includes eyepieces and a Barlow
– We did notice a little bit of lost brightness, but that’s going to happen with every accessory you add to your setup and it’s not too significant.

Best Binoviewer Brands

While there are not many options when it comes to binoviewers, most major telescope brands make at least one version of these handy devices. Our favorites, are the usual companies that tend to make other great optic devices.

William Optics – Based in Taiwan, but founded by an American entrepreneur, William Optics is a small company that makes very specialized and high-quality astronomy gear. Their products are consistently on low stock outside of Asia because enthusiasts are always looking for them.

Baader Planetarium – Here’s a little secret. We were actually going to make the Baader Maxbright our pick for the best binoviewer as it is slightly better than the one we went it, however, we didn’t do it because it’s almost impossible to find one. It’s been out of production for quite a while and it doesn’t look like Baader is going to start making it again, but if you manage to get your hands on one at a reasonable price, go for it. You could even go for a slightly used one if you don’t mind taking the risk.

Orion – If you have been following the site for some time, you already know we are big fans of Orion’s products. Their products are consistently good and you just know you can’t go wrong with them in the mid and mid-high price ranges.

How to pick a binoviewer

There are a few thing you should consider when choosing a binocular viewer that will help you in making the correct decision. Here’s how we choose which one is the best fit for each telescope.

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Barrel size.

This is an obvious one, and in 99% of the cases you don’t need to worry about it, but it must be mentioned. Most binocular viewers are made for the standard 1.25″ size. Again, 99% of telescopes out there use that same barrel size for the eyepiece slot, but there are a few out there with 2″ slots or bigger. If you have one of those, the viewers on this list are not going to fit. You can use an adapter (which you probably already own if you have one of those scopes), but your results might vary and you’ll probably lose a bit of brightness in the exit image.

Is it a good investment?

We wouldn’t recommend a binoviewer for a telescope with an aperture below 114mm (4.5″). Those are generally entry-level telescopes that already have a very limited amount of light going into the tube. Would it improve your images? for sure, but that amount of money would probably be better used in saving for a telescope with a bigger aperture and additional features that would give you a better stargazing experience out of the box.

Binocular viewers are they type of accessories that are better suited for mid to high end telescopes.

What technical specifications should a binoviewer have?

There aren’t really any specification you need to look out for when researching binocular viewers. What you should be looking out for is the quality of the optics inside, and that is really something that is hard to put in numbers. That’s where the reviews in this article should help.

The comfort and quality of life features will come in second and depend on the budget you are willing to invest.

What eyepieces should you use with a binoviewer?

For the most part, you can use any eyepiece that would work well with your telescope without the viewer. In the lower end options, there might be a useful limit due to the prism size, but anything below the 20mm range should be fine. In higher-end binoviewers, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.

Best Budget Pick: Astromania Stereo Bino Viewer

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Barrel Size1.25″
PrismsMulticoated BAK-4
Adjustable interpupillary distanceYes
Includes eyepiecesNo
Includes Barlow LensYes
Rating
Price

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If you are looking for an entry level viewer that won’t break the bank, Astromania has a really good option.

Astromania Optics is a new-ish brand that focuses on budget products and they have been gaining some popularity lately.

After testing their binoviewer with three different telescopes, we found it to be the best in its price range where it competes mostly with Chinese brands.

The optics in the device improve the detail of your images. It does lose more brightness than the other options in the list, but it still improves the contrast.

The 3D effect is the most notorious out of all the products we reviewed. I’m not sure if this is due to the type of prisms they are using. If you have any trouble with motion sickness or you dislike the 3D effect in movies, you might want to look somewhere else, but if you like the effect, it looks pretty cool.

My favorite feature of this viewer that is not even found in some of the higher end ones is the adjustable interpupillary distance which means you can tweak the distance between your eyes to make them more comfortable.

The Astromania Stereo Viewer also comes with two Barlow lenses included. One of 1.8x and one of 3x, which greatly increases the value you get for the purchase.

ProsCons
– Excellent price
– Adjustable interpupillary distance
– Includes 2 Barlow lenses
– Images lose brightness

Best High-End Pick: Orion 52054 Premium Binoviewer

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Barrel Size1.25″
MirrorDielectric-coated beam-splitting
Adjustable interpupillary distanceYes
Includes eyepiecesNo
Includes Barlow LensYes
Rating
Price

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If you are really looking to maximize the details in your images and you are willing to spend the money to get it, this is the options for you.

Orion is one of the highest quality brands in optics and they prove it again with this product.

The Orion 52054 has two features that distinguishes it from the lower end devices.

First, and most importantly, it promises to work with any telescope. Traditional binoviewers had the limitation of requiring a higher back focus, meaning they couldn’t be used with many Newtonian telescopes.

We obviously had to go and test this to know if this is true, so we borrowed the telescope with the smallest back focus we had access to, an Orion Skyquest XT8 and the results were quite amazing. It does work with it while the other binocular viewers show blurry, out-of-focus images.

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The other feature of the Orion 52054 is what they call a sliding “linear” housing, which auto-centers the eyepieces to remove the need to adjust the interpupillary distance to remove double images and is more comfortable on the eyes.

Finally, the eyepiece lock is very high quality and has the same twist collars than high-end telescopes which always helps in keeping the eyepieces in good shape and helps a lot when you are using them with gloves during the winter nights.

ProsCons
– Works with any telescope
– Build quality is excellent
– Requires almost zero adjusting
– The stereo (3D) effect feels a bit “flat” compared to other viewers. This can be a plus if you don’t like the effect.
– This is a bit of a strange con, but it can be a bit uncomfortable to use if you have a big nose.

Binocular viewers, or binoviewers for short, are the most underused telescope accessory out there.. Improved detail – Some optic tests suggest a good binoviewer can improve the detail of your images by 40%-60%.. Binoviewers work best on telescopes with plenty of back focus.. If the eyepiece connects in the middle or in the upper half of the body of the telescope (like most reflectors/Newtonians), your telescope has a low back focus and you might not benefit much from a binoviewer.. Barrel Size 1.25″ Optical Path 4″ (100mm) Clear Aperture 20.2mm Includes eyepieces Yes Includes Barlow Lens Yes RatingPrice William Optics is one of the manufacturers with the best optical devices in the market, but they are sometimes forgotten because they are a small company and sometimes it is hard to find their products on stock.. (Video) William Optics Binoviewers -- The best budget binoviewer available?. Barrel Size 1.25″ Prisms Multicoated BAK-4 Adjustable interpupillary distance Yes Includes eyepieces No Includes Barlow Lens Yes RatingPrice (Video) The right equipment for visual planetary observations. Barrel Size 1.25″ Mirror Dielectric-coated beam-splitting Adjustable interpupillary distance Yes Includes eyepieces No Includes Barlow Lens Yes RatingPrice (Video) Orion BAK-4 Binocular Viewer Review.. Finally, the eyepiece lock is very high quality and has the same twist collars than high-end telescopes which always helps in keeping the eyepieces in good shape and helps a lot when you are using them with gloves during the winter nights.

Even though the sky was bright due to a waxing gibbous moon, the Ring Nebula was easily seen using both eyes.. Viewing the moon using the separate Barlow Lens was effectively the same as with the included William Optics 1.6X Barlow Lens.. I removed the focal reducer and did some lunar observing.. Adding the 1.6X Barlow Lens provided great views of the lunar surface.. Viewing of the moon was very comfortable when using both eyes.. The second problem was that the weight of the phone and adapter would cause the Binoviewers eyepiece holder to rotate (which is how the focus can be matched for both eyepieces).. The William Optics 20mm eyepiece that is included with the Binoviewers fit perfectly inside the adapter tube.. I also tried using a 9mm eyepiece in the eyepiece projection adapter.

A prime advantage of the MaxBright II over low-cost binocular viewers is that it has large 27mm prisms, like the more expensive binoviewers but at a lower price point, allowing use of 24mm 68° wide-field or 32mm 50° eyepieces.. Both types yield the maximum True Field of View (TFOV) that a 1.25-inch eyepiece can provide, with little or no vignetting on the MaxBright II.. For my refractors I already had a T2 capable diagonal so the MaxBright II would connect as is.. I also tested additional accessories so I could use it with my non-T2 capable diagonals (i.e., 1.25-inch nosepiece and GPCs).. Credit: BaaderIf the user’s refractor and diagonal does not have sufficient back focus then they may need to buy at least one Glasspath Corrector (GPC) lens, which magnifies the image like a Barlow, with GPCs from 1.25x to 2.6x offered.. A GPC also shifts the focus point outward (by 20mm to 80mm, depending on the GPC) to allow most telescopes to reach focus.. However, the most common that might be needed would be a 1.25″ nosepiece for use in non-T2 diagonals, and perhaps a GPC if the user’s refractor does not have sufficient backfocus.. If the user has a Newtonian or SCT, then there are separate GPC accessories so these designs can reach focus.. At 21 ounces (595 grams) the MaxBright II is similar in weight and size to the low-cost William Optics binoviewer I’ve long used (it is no longer sold).. Turning that collar does not rotate the eyepiece, useful when using eyepieces with winged eye guards.. The MaxBright II yielded crisp and sharply defined images with no perceivable differences between binocular views with the MaxBright II, and monocular views with just the prism diagonal alone.. Moving to the Moon, views were highly etched and richly contrasted.. When viewing the Moon, Venus or bright stars like Sirius I did not see any stray light artifacts.. However, it was mild enough to allow the field stop to remain sharply visible.. Using the MaxBright II binoviewer has been a transformative experience for me.

Experienced backyard astronomers routinely purchase used telescopes and telescope equipment.. If no one in your circle of friends and relatives has skygazing experience, contact a local astronomy club.. In general, anything going for under $100 is “junk” with iffy optics and wobbly mounts, which will end up failing you much sooner than a slightly more expensive scope.. In his own searches, Nugent prefers Cloudy Nights Classified and Astromart, which are geared solely for the amateur astronomer and contain ads put out by reputable and knowledgeable sellers.. Since this is your first telescope, double check with the listing and/or seller that you’re getting an entire package — optical assembly (tube, finder, focuser, and optics), mount, and at least one eyepiece.. Know the cost of the telescope when purchased new.. Your inspection should start with a general look-over.. Check the eyepiece focuser to be sure it runs smoothly.. If the main scope is a refractor, inspect the objective lens.. The same goes for the objective and secondary mirrors on a reflector.. Why are you selling the scope?. Ideally, you’ll want a clear evening when you can test scope and eyepieces on celestial objects.. If the seller’s ad didn’t include images of the telescope, ask for a few — if necessary, specify that you want pictures of certain aspects of the scope.

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The SkyWatcher FlexTube 250P or Skywatcher Collapsible 10″ dobsonian is a Newtonian telescope with an aperture of 254mm = 10”, and a focal length of 1200mm, for a focal ratio of f/5.. The best way I can sum up the optical problems is this: the images of the Moon at 300-400x that you will see with this telescope surpass what you would see in a 6” and 8” Dobsonian.. Regardless of how the telescope works at a high resolution, it’s arguably more important to consider its light gathering.. If it’s a choice between a smaller telescope you can transport from the city to a dark site or a big Dob that stays home under the lights, consider the smaller portable instrument.. The Mirror tube, which includes the primary mirror, collimatable mirror cell, and altitude bearings; the Upper Tube Assembly, which includes the finderscope mount (a standard Synta-style shoe), the focuser, and the secondary mirror assembly; and the three extendible tubes which connect the two sections.. By shortening the tube, some light rays will miss the mirror and so the effective aperture will go down by some amount.. When setting the telescope up, you should always fully extend the tubes .. I do have to collimate the telescope every time I observe.. Bright lights (street lights, neighbor’s porch lights), the Moon, and even skyglow if it gets really bad, can illuminate the inside of the tube, and this scattered light can get picked up at the eyepiece.. But the problem is that the telescope is top-heavy, which means you will always have unwanted alt movement when pointed below about 50 degrees or so, you have to keep the tension pretty high.. The best part about the tension adjustment handle system is that the handles make for an especially convenient way of carrying the telescope.. There’s no way you’d be able to carry the fully-assembled telescope like this without these handles, you’d have to carry the rockerbox and the OTA separately each time you wanted to take the telescope out, or else put the dob on a moving dolly and roll it out.. You will need a collimating eyepiece or a collimation cap, or if you want to get fancy, you could get a laser collimator.. Since the telescope will not hold its collimation well, you’re going to have to be comfortable with collimation, and you’ll want to have the proper tools.

Building on the foundation of Altair Astro’s GPCAM astronomy cameras having a good reputation among astronomers, the company has introduced the GPCAM2 327C, a one-shot colour (OSC) camera that offers increased sensitivity over its predecessors.. Once the camera drivers are downloaded and installed, it simply plugs in and is recognised immediately by the software, so you slew the telescope to your desired target, set the exposure length and gain to what you want, and just enjoy the view.. This type of camera is especially suitable for electronically assisted astronomy (EAA) with live video, and as luck would have it a perfect target emerged in the shape of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS).. Having the live image available on a laptop or computer screen makes it much easier to share the viewing experience with others, including children or observers who may struggle to identify the target object in an eyepiece.. In fact, reviewing our images folder revealed that we had enjoyed a bit of an imaging marathon, having acquired a diverse range of multiple targets: including globular cluster M3, open cluster M52, planetary nebulae NGC 6543, the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51 and the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023.. The ease and speed of adjusting the camera settings to suit each target meant more time is spent capturing images, and less time fiddling with settings.. Using the full bit-depth and resolution of the camera led to a very large file size, over 4.5GB for just under a minute, but the range of shades – from the blacks of the shadows to the white sunlit crater walls – produced a colour image that was neither under, nor over-exposed.. We were particularly impressed by the low noise (and few unwanted artefacts) from the camera’s sensor, and the natural colour reproduction with minimal processing, which served to add to the feeling of ‘proper observing’.. This capable piece of software adds extra functionality to the camera; including assisted Bahtinov mask and other focusing techniques, polar alignment and detailed control of imaging runs.. Adding to the already impressive list of uses for the camera, a separately available 120° lens can be attached, making an effective all-sky meteor camera.

Beginner telescopes always come with a couple of eyepieces to get you started, these are not the best telescope eyepieces for your telescope, just ones to get you going.. The first thing you need to know is that you only need three or four good eyepieces, you do not need an entire telescope eyepiece kit or a complete telescope eyepiece set.. Let me start by saying this list of best telescope eyepieces is made for the generic observer.. If you are looking for the best telescope eyepiece for viewing planets or the best eyepieces for telescopes to use splitting starts then Brandon’s may be more your thing, or if you are really into wide clusters the Ethos line from Televue might work better for you.. So what eyepieces should you get?. Televue makes some excellent Plossl eyepieces that start at around $100 each.. Anyone who is using a telescope other than a Dobsonian and who wants to make a good improvement of their viewing I highly suggest these and think they are the best telescope eyepieces for casual observers.. They also have a 68 degree field of view, excellent eye relief and a fantastic grip to make sure you do not drop them.. Not only do they have a wider field of view but they have better eye relief and a better set of focal length including a 20mm (the Baader Morpheus line stops at 17.5 on the high end).. I think these are definitely some of the best telescope eyepieces out there regardless of price.. Enough people have contacted me about not including eyepieces from Explore Scientific in my roundup of best telescope eyepieces that I felt I had to add a set.. If you spent good money on your telescope, these are the eyepieces you want so that you make sure your views are the absolute best they can be.. Nagler’s are also know for their wide range of focal lengths, coming in as small as 2.5mm all the way to the “Hand Grenade” 31mm.

(90 mm. f/13.89 Maksutov Cassegrain, OTA, 5X24 finder, 30 mm, 12.5 mm Plossl eyepieces, 45 degree. erect image diagonal, backpack carrying case, tripod, case for tripod, about $200 street)). The new version of Celestron's C90 was the surprise star of my recent 90 mm. Mak Comparo .. It also didn't help that some people back then bought the spotting. scope version and mounted it on a flimsy photo tripod.. The supplied tripod. isn't nearly strong enough to hold the OTA (and with a 1250 mm focal length, you. really need a good tripod.). For the. scope, anyway (I use the tripod to hold my point and shoot digital camera during. the holidays.). The scope comes with nice thoughtful touches, like an indented. Vixen-style dovetail plate, removable finder, and a screw-off visual back.. Celestron's new 2010 version of the C90 (tripod & tripod bag not. shown). You get a nice scope, and. tons of accessories for no money.. Since then, there have been a number of. versions - orange tube, black tube, white tube, and (in modern versions) orange. tube again.. And if they can't enough of the smaller version,. the costs can actually rise.. This scope had never been used.. The following night we. worked together (ie, I did what he instructed me to do) and we got the scope. collimated at nearly 400X.. There seems to be a tipping point. somewhere between 5 and 6 inches for an SCT that means the difference between a. nice, lightweight introductory scope (the C5) and a Serious Telescope (the. C6.)

Also known as binocular telescopes (especially the very high magnification versions), these usually giant binoculars are most usually designed for long distance observation, plane spotting and in particular for astronomy.. Apart from the obvious size difference, most giant astronomy binoculars look like your standard bin, however there are a small selection that like many telescopes and spotting scopes come with angled eyepieces.. Straight Through Eyepieces Straight through "Observation binoculars" will perform best as a long range terrestrial binocular where your view will be not too far from the horizontal most of the time.. Angled Eyepieces Usually this angle is set at either 45° or 90° to the barrels and as you can see from the image to the right, basically this setup makes it a whole lot easier to look through them whilst the objectives are pointed upwards.. Two Objectives Better than One Also remember that with two objective lenses, the optical device is also able to collect more light than a single barrel scope, which in turn also means sending more light to your eyes for a better quality and brighter image.. Indeed prices for double eyepiece observation binoculars start at around $800 / £700 and the very best telescope binoculars will put you back well over $3000 / £700.. Japanese manufacturer, Vixen Optics have one of the largest selection of angled as well as straight through binocular telescopes on the market.. Cost & Where to Buy The BT Series cost between $999 (with no eyepieces) to $4000 and the ED Binocular Telescopes start at about $1200 and go up to $4000.. With their giant 100mm objective lenses, fully multi-coated optics and BAK-4 prisms and included twin eyepieces that produce a 22x magnification you are off to a great start with these optics.. In many ways these are mechanically very similar to the eyepiece section on your standard pair of bins, but instead of having two objective lenses to collect the available light, a binoviewer collects the light from a single barrel that fits onto a scope where your normal eyepiece would go.. Categories: Astronomy Binoculars , Long Distance Binoculars , Questions Answered | Tags: Angled Eyepieces , Astronomy Binoculars , Binocular Telescope , Long Distance Binoculars , Question | Comments Off on Observation Binoculars with Angled Eyepieces

The OneSky's Red Dot finder projects an image of an LED onto the sky (Photo: B. Dodson). The Red Dot finder on the OneSky is excellent optically, but for me it is mounted too close to the telescope's tube.. Image of the upper end of the telescope as received, showing the secondary mirror mount badly bent out of position (Photo: B. Dodson). On the left is the initial view through the eyepiece, in which you can't even see the primary mirror, while on the right is the nicely centered image of a properly collimated scope (Photo: B. Dodson). Star testing involves examining the image of a star with the eyepiece inside focus and outside focus.. Business end of the AWB OneSky (Photo: B. Dodson). The AWB OneSky, although not perfect, is a very good starter scope.. The result is that AWB is able to offer the 130 mm (5 in) diameter f/5 OneSky at the very reasonable price of US$199.99, while pocketing nearly half that amount to support their good works.

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