Both binoculars and telescopes have their uses when looking at the night sky.

A 7×50, 8×56 or 9×63 binocular produces a very bright and clear image and you can see many stars and night sky objects which are unobservable to the naked eye with this type of binocular.

For distant observation use an astronomical telescope, those with larger objective lenses or mirrors gather more light and produce brighter, higher resolution images.

Don’t dismiss the use of a high quality spotting scope with a large objective lens.