On the day this article is published, it will be exactly one month until the day of the 2017 North American Solar Eclipse; an event that is expected to cause tens of millions of people to stop what they are doing and turn their eyes (properly protected, it is hoped) skyward to witness one of […]
Despite years with Leupold developing sports optics for bird watching and other terrestrial pursuits, prior to my taking over the product portfolio of binoculars and spotting scopes for Celestron, it never occurred to me that anyone would use binoculars in astronomy. Yet there they were; massive Porro prism models with enormous objective lenses and magnification levels far beyond what could be steadily held merely by hand.
Each year, dozens of new volumes are added to the ever-expanding library of books written to help bird watchers and naturalists become more adept at, as well as increase their enjoyment of, their respective crafts. From field guides and natural histories to personal reflections and how-to guides, the range of titles is indeed rich and […]
Smaller than a conventional full sized binocular but larger than both compact and the increasingly ubiquitous 32mm objective “mid-sized” models, the BGA Classic 7x36mm breaks from both the magnification and objective diameter conventions to provide a highly versatile binocular that is well-suited as both a primary a well as a “sidekick” model.