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Time with family, with friends, or just time alone. Time outdoors. These are all reasons people like you choose to spend time looking up at the night sky. But why squint through a telescope with one eye, when Oberwerk binoculars allow you to enjoy the heavens with both eyes? Binocular astronomy is a fast-growing hobby, and for good reason. Start your journey under the stars right here, and begin creating memories that last a lifetime.

We're in the business of matching our customers with the perfect astronomy binocular, mount and accessories for their needs. Whether you already know what you're looking for, or need some help to determine which of our products best fits your specific situation, we have the knowledge and experience to give you the advice you need. We're amateur astronomers, with thorough knowledge of our products, as well as the night sky. Our approach is to teach and educate, without sales pressure, to help you make the best choice. If we think a competitor's product might better suite your requirements, we'll tell you so. So if you have questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email- we're here to help.

Astronomy Binoculars (hand-held)
Primary considerations-
  • Light-gathering
  • Low magnification
  • Light weight
In general, the larger the objectives, the more light is gathered, and the more you'll see- however, the larger objectives, the heavier the binocular. Magnification should be 12x or lower- any higher and you'll have a hard time getting a steady view. Low magnification binoculars have the advantage of a big FOV (field of view), which makes navigating the night sky easier. They provide glorious views of star clusters and nebulae, and are wonderful for exploring the Milky Way. On the other hand, don't expect to see planets with any detail- they are very tiny objects at these magnifications. Click here for the list.
Astronomy Binoculars (mounted)
Primary considerations-
  • Light-gathering
  • High Resolution
  • High Magnification
Any binocular over 12x that is used for astronomy really should be mounted in order to obtain a steady view. With the proper mount, there is no limit to magnification, objective size, and binocular weight. The key phrase is "proper mount". Be aware that some of these binoculars will require a mount that costs as much or more than the binocular. Some models, such as the BT-100-45, come complete with mount. The BT Series, with their comfortable 45 viewing and inter-changeable eyepieces, are capable of very high magnification (up to 100x), and are a viable alternative to a single-eyepiece telescope. Click here for the list.
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