Win a Vixen BT81S-A binocular telescope bundle worth over £1300!

Peer deeper into the universe – with both eyes – in our latest competition


Courtesy of Opticron, Vixen and Phillips, we’ve got an entire binocular telescope bundle to give away. Worth over £1300, read on for a taster of the fantastic astronomy kit you could win!

Vixen BT81S-A Binocular Telescope. Take in the cosmos with both eyes with the Vixen BT81S-A, a binocular telescope that features air-space double objective lenses to provide you with pleasant views of a wide selection of objects free of pesky colour fringing. Capable of housing a variety of eyepieces with a versatile 1.25” fitting, the BT81S-A’s eyepiece holders are tilted at an angle of 45 degrees for comfortable viewing. With its lightweight design, this binocular telescope can be transported to your favourite remote observing sites with ease. With multi- coated optics, the Vixen BT81S-A promotes optimum light transmission for exceptionally clear, crisp views with remarkable depth and perception as you tour anything from the rugged limbs of the Moon, to the planets and the stellar members of the Pleiades star cluster.

Vixen NLV eyepieces. With their beautiful brushed aluminium finish, twist-up eyecups and high-grade, fully multi-coated Lanthanum glass (for incredibly bright, high-contrast views of a selection of night-sky targets), the Vixen NLV series of eyepieces are the perfect companion to take in superb views of a variety of targets. They feature a seven-element design to provide unbeatable sights.

Vixen NPL eyepieces. The Vixen’s NPL series deliver bright, sharp views with high contrast and very good colour correction, making them stand out from your standard Plössl eyepieces supplied with the majority of telescopes. The threaded barrels accept all 1.25” filters and feature a ‘safety undercut’, to prevent the eyepiece from falling out of the focuser.

Philip’s Stargazing. Providing a comprehensive guide to the very best night-sky objects for binocular observation, this book by astronomers Robin Scagell and David Frydman is ideal for those just breaking into touring the heavens. Philip’s Stargazing With Binoculars gives practical help for setting up and using binoculars of any size, pinpointing the best targets to turn your gaze to whether you’re in a light-polluted town or under dark skies in the country.

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Competition closes on 20 August 2015. Good Luck!

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