Binoculars from Bushnell are some of the best realised optical devices for the outdoors. These can help to give an entirely new perspective on the natural world, allowing you to spy birds on any terrain but also with enough ruggedness to stand up to the weather. The Bushnell Elite bird watching binoculars bring together a fantastically crisp and bright image with excellent lower light condition performance to produce a high definition image no matter the time.
If you’re wanting to get ahead with viewing the outdoors, the range that Bushnell offers is a cut above since they provide up to 99.7% light transmission per lens, making for a better image that can allow you to really focus on what you are observing. The clarity and contrast benefit from the new ED Prime glass to deliver your eyes a fantastic true colour image. All you need to do is get out there and find it! The RainGuard coating gets rid of irritating lens fogging while being completely waterproof. At £585, they represent a step up in professionalism that many other observers are simply lacking.
Bushnell also have night vision offerings so you can bring the nocturnal world to life with all of the build quality of 60 years in the business. The Equinox Digital Monocular 6×50 delivers a field of view that most rivals can only dream of utilising the traditional green during dusk and dawn in order to make the most use of the available light. In the completely dark and almost pitch dark conditions, the white imaging comes into play and it is at this point the Equinox really begins to show its quality. Even during these times the increased depth perception becomes a pivotal feature. The device is a gem to hold being of a reassuringly solid construction, yet remaining lightweight enough to be held for long periods. This is buttressed by superb battery performance and true 6x magnification.
Bushnell aren’t the only manufacturers of nocturnal imaging devices. Pulsar have a great range as well that we stock at highly competitive prices. The Pulsar Challenger 3.5×50 provides fantastic edge-to-edge resolution in a distortion free image that can be relied upon in all conditions. The same can be said of the body which is hermetically sealed, making this a truly all terrain, all condition device. This camera goes beyond the pure observational applications, branching out into other areas such as tourism, hunting, military, patrols, rescue and protection of private property. It truly is a versatile option.
Typically when you are choosing a device for night time imaging, then you really need to consider that the devices are limited. Their range is limited to between 10 and 400 feet, although this could be severely curtailed if you are working in heavy rain or snowfall. On the other hand you can make use of an infrared illuminator to increase viewing range in enclosed areas. It always pays to take care of these devices since they will pay you back through their beautiful images.
With the majesty of the heavens above us, the wonders of the night sky should be accessible to all. At Sherwoods Photographic, we want to make this a reality, no matter what your budget is. It is important to remember that even a pair of binoculars can show the nearer planets in greater detail than the naked eye, as well as comets and other phenomena. Because the night sky is so vast, even beginner astronomers can train their sights on objects that the rest of mankind has never observed before. This brings up an important question, however: just how much do you want to see and what is your budget? These two aspects will really dictate what technology you should go for. Astronomical telescopes can vary in complexity, but they can yield so much when used properly. So another important question to ask is, how much time and effort can I dedicate to this?
For those with a casual interest and a focus on immediate observations, you might consider the Celestron 15×70 Skymaster. These are specially designed astronomical binoculars which come in at only £60. They offer a large aperture to gather as much light as possible, thereby increasing the ability to see objects in the night sky. They are also designed to be lightweight so your arms don’t start to tire from looking. The Celestron range goes all the way up to the premium option in the form of the 9×63 Skymaster. Again these utilise a large aperture and are dedicated for use on land. They produce sharp images even over very large distances and are designed for comfort. Being the top of the range Celestron, they are available for £235.
Celestron also make telescopes to suit a variety of budgets. The Astromaster range starts at £100 and rises to £180. They are perfect to set up since they do not require any tools. You can also begin observing as quickly as possible since it also has a permanently mounted StarPointer, although it can also be used for terrestrial objects as well. If you are observing an object then you will need to track the object as it moves across the sky. The Astromaster features a German Equatorial Mount with Setting circles which will allow you to track more accurately.
If you are looking for a more upmarket option with more automation and capabilities, the Advanced range can really help to bring the sky to life. These are GPS compatible making it much simpler to get to the object you want to observe. With this hurdle out of the way you can really start to enjoy the night sky. With a communications port, the telescope can be controlled with a computer while the Autoguider port can be used for long exposures of astronomical phenomena. With an object database providing access to more than 40,000+ objects, these scopes can provide plenty of breadth for those who are turning from very interested parties to enthusiasts. As you might imagine, these offerings are no small investments, but they do pay you back with staggering sights!
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