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Vixen ATERA H12x30 Image Stabilized Binoculars

SKU ES11496
Original price $1,099.99 - Original price $1,099.99
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$1,099.99 - $1,099.99
Current price $1,099.99
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Experience a whole new viewing experience, without vibrations and shake out of your free hand

At 422 grams, the ATERA H12x30 is one of the lightest binoculars with an image stabilizer. Thanks to the strong stabilizer effect , an extremely stable field of view is achieved even with the free hand. At a higher magnification you can observe everything in detail, such as reading signs and labels, recognizing the structure of bird feathers and the ATERA is also a great helper when observing the stars in astronomy.

Less vibrations in the field of view increase the visibility of object details and the comfort of observation.

The vibration of the hands often makes it difficult to see fine details on objects, especially when magnified. The ATERA H12x30 has a vibration suppression mechanism ( gimbal ) with a 2-axis gimbal-controlled image stabilization mechanism. With a very large vibration correction angle of ± 3 degrees (up, down, left and right), a stable field of view can be achieved even at a high magnification of 12x . Since the micro-vibrations are also canceled , the finest details can only be recognized.

Two commercially available AAA micro batteries are used for the power supply . Since they are easy to get anywhere, safe operation is guaranteed even in remote areas. Thanks to a long operating time of up to 12 hours , you can concentrate on the observation without having to worry about battery consumption. An automatic switch-off function, which interrupts the power after 5 minutes, prevents the batteries from discharging unnecessarily.

By applying a complete multiple coating and an anti-reflective coating on all lens surfaces and the additional phase coating on the prisms , the light transmission and thus the brightness of the image are drastically increased. All of these measures ensure little scattered light and light loss and produce a particularly clear and high-contrast image.

A gently rounded shape that adapts to the hands, a focusing ring that can be turned gently with just one finger, a simple design, a battery compartment that is located away from the operating area, all of this enables comfortable handling. The integrated battery cover also provides effective protection against loss.

The ATERA is supplied with a comfort strap and a protective bag for transport.


  • One of the lightest binoculars with image stabilization
  • Less vibrations in the field of view increase the visibility
  • For landscape and star observation in astronomy
  • Up to 12 hours of operation
  • Ergonomically designed for excellent usability
  • Carrying strap and protective bag included


Magnification 12x
Optical design BK7 Roof
Focuser Type Center
Objective Lens Diameter 30mm
Lens coating Phase compensation, Full multi-layer coating
Field of view at 1000m 73 m
Field of view 4.2 degrees
Close Focus 2.5M
Eyecup Type Twist-Up
Power supply 2x AAA (micro), 1.5V
Battery life 12 h
Dimensions 149 x 108 x 62 mm
Weight 422 g

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Shipping Options

Our base "Curb-side" Pickup shipping is always completely free! This option usually takes between 5-15 days to arrive at your doorstep, after you have submitted your order. There are other options available, however. We also offer.

  • Threshold Shipping: This involves the item being brought onto your porch, or into a sheltered/garage area. 
  • White Glove Delivery - this includes the item being brought into your room of choice, any minor assembly, and all boxes and packaging removed from your house! 


Return Policy

We know that you are busy and that your time is precious. So we are working towards eliminating the hassle of obtaining an authorization to send in your product for repairs or routine service. When you purchase an EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC product, you will notice that there are serial numbers on most telescopes, eyepieces and major components. Please use this number to register your item. Once registered, you may simply visit our returns portal and enter the reason for return and the serial number. This will generate all of the required Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) information. Simply drop it off and pick it up or provide round-trip shipping. 

RMA Number Required 
Prior to the return of any product or part, you must be registered as the current owner, and your RMA Number must be used. If you need help in using your RMA Number call us at 1-866-252-3811. Each returned product or part shipped to Explore Scientific must include the RMA number, a written statement detailing the nature of the claimed defect, as well as your name, return shipping address and your phone numbers where we and/or the carrier returning your product can reach you. 

If it has been more than 30 days since the item was purchased, customers are responsible for shipping costs related to returning the product to our facility. In the event, that you must return product to EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, we recommend that you use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns and insure your package for safe return to EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC so that you are completely protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you choose not to (1) use a carrier that offers tracking or (2) insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any lost or damaged shipment.

Anytime Free Service 
Anytime an EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded product needs adjustments, cleaning, or collimation, we will do this service for free, even beyond the warranty period. An RMA is required for this service as well. Simply drop it off and pick it up or provide round-trip shipping, and we will provide our professional service at no charge!


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