SkyMaSter SerieS BinocularS
Thank you for purchasing Celestr
on binoculars! We hope they bring you many years of enjoyment. T o maximize your experience with these binoculars, please read this
instruction sheet on use and care prior to using them.
Adjusting the Interpupillary Distance (IPD)
Since the distance between the eyes (speciﬁcally
, the distance between the centers of the pupils) varies among individuals, the two eyepieces of the binoculars must be
correctly aligned (adjusted). This is called adjusting the interpupillary distance. T
o adjust this distance, lift the binoculars up to your eyes (using both hands) and look
through them at an object in the distance. Move the two halves of the binoculars about the hinge until you see one clear cir
cle of image through both eyes.
Since most people have a variance of vision from their left eye to their right eye, you must adjust the focusing system.
Use the following steps to achieve focus: (1) Close your right eye and look through the left side of the binoculars with
your left eye at the subject matter
. Rotate the center focusing wheel until the image appears in sharp focus; (2) Close
your left eye and look through the right eyepiece (called the diopter). Rotate the right eyepiece until the image appears
in sharp focus; (3) Now look through both eyepieces with both eyes open. Since you’ve alr
eady adjusted the right
eyepiece, use only the center focusing wheel to refocus on a new object at a dif
Note: Y our binocular has a diopter indicator , please note the setting for later use for faster focus adjustment.
Zoom Binocular models ---- to increase or decr ease power , move the zoom lever . T o adjust focus you ﬁrst zoom
the binoculars to the highest power and then adjust the focusing system as above. Then, when zooming in and out your
binoculars will be in focus.
Hint: Eyeglasses for nearsightedness should be worn when using binoculars as you may not be able to reach a sharp focus at inﬁnity without them.
Note for high power zooms:
The higher powers show greatly magniﬁed images for close-ups of objects when needed. However , keep in mind that the lower powers give
you brighter and sharper images with the widest ﬁeld of view
. Y ou may have to refocus when changing from low to high powers.
Set the Rubber Eyecups
Leave the rubber eyecups up if you do not wear eyeglasses and fold them down if you do wear eyeglasses to obtain the maximum ﬁeld of view
. When done observing,
fold the eyecups up for storage.
Now you are r
eady to use your binoculars --- enjoy the view!
T ripod Adaptability
Some binoculars feature a built-in tripod adapter ﬁtting. On these models, a thr
eaded screw hole is underneath a cap. T o attach a binocular tripod adapter , remove the cap
and then thread the scr
ew from the binocular tripod adapter into the thr eaded screw hole. The other end of the binocular tripod adapter attaches to a photographic tripod
(best results come fr
om heavy duty tripods). Mounting binoculars this way allows for added stability and comfort especially when viewing at high powers.
Some large apertur
e binoculars have a built-in tripod adapter as part of a reinfor ced bar to give the binocular added stability , on these binoculars the built-in tripod adapter
attaches directly to a heavy duty photographic/video tripod.
ripod Adapter Threads
Care and Cleaning
Binoculars do not need routine maintenance other than making sur
e that the objective
lenses and eyepieces are kept clean. If r
epairs become necessary , they should be
serviced by the manufacturer or a qualiﬁed binocular r
epair company . Collimation (optical
alignment) is the biggest concern with binoculars. If your binoculars are roughly handled
or dropped, ther
e is a good chance that the collimation will be out and they should be
serviced. Dirty objectives and/or eyepieces mean less light transmission and loss of
brightness as well as unsharp images. Keep your optics clean! When not using your
binoculars store them in the case pr
ovided. Avoid touching the glass surfaces, however
if ﬁngerprints (which contain mild acid) get on them, they should be cleaned as soon as
possible to avoid damaging the coatings. T
o clean the optical surfaces, we recommend a
lens/optics cleaning kit available at most photo or optical shops and follow the instructions
. If you have a lot of dust or dirt accumulated, brush it off gently with
s hair brush and/or utilize a can of pressurized air before using the cleaning kit.
, you could use the Celestron LensPen (# 93575) made especially for cleaning
binoculars. Never attempt to clean your binoculars internally or try to take them apart!
Viewing the sun may cause permanent eye damage. Do not view the sun with your
binoculars or even with the naked eye.
Problems or Repair
If warranty problems arise or r
epairs are necessary , contact Celestron’ s customer service
department if you live in the U.S.A. or Canada. If you live elsewhere, please contact the
Celestron dealer you pur
chased the binoculars from or the Celestr on distributor in your
country (listings on the Celestron website).
our binocular has the Celestron Limited Lifetime W arranty for U.S.A. and Canadian customers. For complete details of eligibility and for warranty information on customers
in other countries visit the Celestron website.
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This product is designed and intended for use by those 14 years of age and older
Product design and speciﬁcations are subject to change without prior notiﬁcation.