Binoculars, Monoculars and Spotting Scopes
Binoculars, monoculars and spotting scopes all make good alternatives to telescopes, with their own pros and cons, and can be used for astronomy and astrophotography.
Find below guides to the best models to go for and to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these devices.
Guides & Recommendations
Best Astronomy Binoculars
Check out our guide to the best binoculars for stargazing
Best Spotting Scopes for Astronomy
Find the best spotting scopes to use for stargazing and even astrophotography
Best Monoculars for Stargazing
Find the five best monoculars for stargazing & astrophotography
Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 Binoculars Review
Read our hands-on review of these popular astronomy binoculars
Spotting Scopes vs Telescopes for Astronomy
What are the differences between spotting scopes and telescopes and what is best for astronomy?
Spotting Scopes vs Binoculars for Astronomy
See the pros and cons of spotting scopes vs binoculars to help you decide what’s right for you
Spotting Scopes vs Monoculars for Astronomy
Find out what’s best for astronomy and stargazing
Binoculars vs Telescopes for Astronomy
Can binoculars be as good as telescopes for astronomy?
Monoculars vs Binoculars for Astronomy
Binoculars and monoculars can both be used for astronomy and stargazing but what are the differences?
Monocular vs Telescope: What are the Differences?
Understand the differences between telescopes and monoculars and identify what each is best for
Best Tripod for Astronomy Binoculars
Check out the best tripod options available for astronomy binoculars