Entry level binoculars. These are the cheapest of the bunch but don't let that stop you. They are extremely high quality and are a great choice for beginner astronomy binoculars. You will be able to see planet shapes and their phases. Users report that they are a decent option for those of you wearing glasses as well. At 1.7 pounds they are an easy option for handheld binocular viewing.
These super cool looking Star Wars-esque super wide angle binoculars are great for observing a wide angle of the sky. They also capture more light so it is like a super step up from just naked eye observing. They absorb more light than our naked eyes so you will be able to see a normal section of the cosmos with more detail than ever even in light polluted areas. Constellations will pop and blank patches of sky will reveal stars you didn't know were there.
You can't beat the Scenix line of binoculars. They go for 4 times less than other competitors who use the high-grade BAK-4 optical glass. These will give you true to color images as Orion doesn’t use ruby coatings like you find on some binocular brands, which only serve to turn images an unnatural shade of green!
The Scenix 10x50 wide angle binoculars are the upgraded version of the previously mentioned 10x50 binoculars. They are the same chassis but are made with the Scenix's BAK-4 optical glass. The edges are more crisp and overall quality is top notch. Users report being able to see Saturn's rings and Jupiter's Galilean moons. The 10x viewing compared to the 7x50 view is a dream. With that zoom Moon details are out of this world as well. Details in the mountains and craters will transport you to an alien world!
Eyeglass wearers know how frustrating it can be to use binoculars. You need to remove the glasses with one hand and hold the binoculars towards your eyes with the other. Then you need to lower the binoculars and put your glasses back in to scan the scene again. Playing this intermittent game gets pretty annoying. You tried to put your glasses on, but it's like looking through a keyhole - you can't see the entire field of view. Orion UltraView 10x50 wide-angle binoculars are the answer. They are the ultimate binoculars for glasses and sunglasses! Thanks to the extralong eye relief of 22 mm, you can see the entire field of view with the glasses on by simply pulling back the twist-lock rubber eyepieces- a real luxury! UltraView binoculars are also of high optical quality and were developed exclusively for Orion by a leading Japanese UltraViews company for high quality optics. They feature the best of BAK-4 glass prisms and lenses that are finely ground and polished to exact specifications. All air glass prism and lens surfaces are fully coated and offer much higher light transmission than standard coatings offered on most other binoculars. The colors are pure and the images are sharp around the edges. The large center focus wheel enables quick focus with just one fingertip. The Orion UltraView 10x50 wide-angle binoculars offer a much wider field of view (6.5 degrees) than standard 10x binoculars. It is characterized by powerful astronomy, remote nature observation, and hunting. 22 mm long interpupillary distance. Weighs 32 ounces. The UltraView 10x50 binoculars come with an angled soft field housing, lens caps and a luxurious wide neck strap.