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Orion Resolux 10.5x70 Astronomy Binoculars


Keywords: Binoculars Basic


Currently there are 2 requests to borrow this.


Large-aperture astronomical binoculars are intended for viewing star clusters, nebula, and galaxies. 10x magnification will provide good wide field views of larger deep sky objects such as the Great Orion Nebula and the Pleiades star cluster. At a dark sky site it will provide good views of Milky Way star fields and larger objects such as the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies (M31 and M33). 

Like any binoculars, the Resolux 10.5x70 will provide pleasing views of the moon.

The Orion Resolux binoculars feature BAK-4 prisms and anti-reflection multi-coatings on all optical surfaces. The eyepieces focus individually and provide 18mm or more of eye relief They.have a 5.0-degree field of view.

A binocular tripod mount is provided in the SAS loaner package, but these 10.5x70 Resolux binoculars are hand holdable for short viewing sessions, especially if you can relax in a reclining lounge chair (not provided) while stargazing..  


  • An astronomy binocular mount and an Orion Paragon XHD tripod are provided with the SAS loaner package to help make binocular viewing sessions comfortable by eliminating arm strain and shakiness.
  • The binocular mount allows you to raise and lower the attached pair of binoculars while staying fixed on a target, a wonderful feature when two or more people of varying height are observing together.
  • There is a sliding counterweight for balance,

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Requests to Borrow

There are 2 other members with requests to borrow this equipment.