Spotting Scopes

Spotting scopes with straight finders are designed for terrestrial viewing of landscapes and wildlife. Spotting Scopes with a 45° eyepiece can also easily be used for basic astronomy. Larger aperture spotting scopes can serve dual-role use for landscape and astronomy viewing when paired with a quality tripod.

For backpack and camping use, look for features like waterproofing and zoom eyepieces.