Spotting scopes are suited to long distance observation, such as bird watching, tripod included or usually required.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a spotting scope and a telescope?
Spotting scopes offer superior versatility and durability for primarily terrestrial observation such as wildlife and some astronomical viewing. Telescopes give you a superior view of the night sky, but are less portable, due to the longer focal lengths, and are generally a little more difficult to use than a spotting scope.
What is a spotting scope?
A spotting scope is a compact, high power telescope designed for detailed observation of distant objects such as wildlife. Spotting scopes are made to a portable design and feature various optical enhancements to improve image quality. Spotting scopes are ideal for when higher magnification is required.
Which spotting scope is best?
The Celestron Regal 80ED is currently one of the best-selling spotting scopes on the market. Rated highly by birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts because of its detailed and high contrast images, provided by industry leading ED glass optics.