For outdoor enthusiasts, spotting scopes can provide unmatched magnification to show every last detail of a rare bird, a trophy buck, or whatever the subject may be. From birding to big-game hunting, no tool offers better detail than a respectable spotting scope. However, most spotting scopes tend to be large, heavy and are not very convenient to carry.
For those who want something lightweight and packable, there simply aren’t that many options – until now. For those who want high quality optics and extremely compact size Celestron presents the Hummingbird ED – the world’s first “Micro” spotting scope.
The Hummingbird ED Micro Spotting Scope series offers a high-quality option for the highly mobile wildlife watcher. The Hummingbird ED travels well, fitting easily into a shoulder bag, backpack or carry-on luggage. For hikers, birders or hunters the Hummingbird ED is made to go wherever you go. Weighing in at 19 oz. for the 50mm objective model and 21 oz. for the 56mm model, these scopes won’t weigh you down. Measuring a compact 7″ in total length, they easily fit into a pocket, pack or a fanny pack.
Celestron has designed the Hummingbird ED Micro Spotting Scopes to work as either a hand-held or mounted spotting scope, so it’s possible to use it as an “all-in-one” field optic. The Hummingbird ED Micro series offers the flexibility of a 7.5-22x50mm scope or a 9-27x56mm version. Both versions are suitable to serve as a substitute for a binocular. They also have a close-focus feature for objects as close as 10 feet away – a very handy feature, whether you are in the field or relaxing on your backyard deck.
Despite its remarkably small size, the Hummingbird ED optical system doesn’t compromise on quality. It offers the user sharp, clear images with well-managed color. Its handiness in the field is matched by its toughness: waterproof and nitrogen-filled, Hummingbird optics are protected against wet weather, humidity and harsh environments. Because the Hummingbird ED is meant to be used by even the most serious outdoorsman, it is encased in a durable armor that protects against bumps and jolts in the field or on the go.
For decades, Celestron has been a leader in consumer optics. From telescopes and microscopes to binoculars, spotting scopes and other outdoor accessories. To find out more about Celestron’s wide range of optics, check out their website at www.celestron.com.