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    Default Re: Celestron Skymaster 15x70



    Quote Originally Posted by onecoder View Post
    collimated needed when the resulting image looks two or make eyes tired and headaches. This could be due to a fall at the time of delivery or usage.
    Or, they were just made that way. This model binocular from Celestron is known for spotty quality control, usually resulting in poor collimation. Some come bad, some seem to be okay, but for many its worth the risk for the good price.

    That Oberwerk article refers to a model with the same basic construction, so it (should) help. And as others pointed out, it will still not be a true collimation, but will be aligned only at the pupilary distance that it was done at. Even if you can get a good adjustment done, be very careful not to bump them; it doesn't take much to knock them back out of alignment.

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    Default Re: Celestron Skymaster 15x70

    Finally got a small pair of screwdrivers to try the collimating. After playing with it for a short while i finally got it focusing perfect. Good to go, cant wait to get out on the next clear night.

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    Default Re: Celestron Skymaster 15x70

    I own a pair. Actually two pairs of skymasters and they are good for the cost. Nothing too special. They were on sale on amazon for 10$ off what they normally were by the way.

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    Default Re: Celestron Skymaster 15x70

    I am quite satisfied with my binoculars 15x70 SKYMASTER, is to set up its collimation takes patience.

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    Default Re: Celestron Skymaster 15x70

    Collimation screws are on top, just under the edge of the rubber grips (facing the back eyepieces). Just lift up the grip edge with fingernail and you will see the screw (on each side. (right side screw is located directly over the "7" in "15x70")). Mine were flathead screws, small jewelers size. A quarter turn CCW on the right side only was all that was needed to put mine into proper collimation.
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