Assuming clear night skies
Not a chance, those things are tiny.What about looking at Mars' moons with binoculars?
and a host of other bright deep space objectsNot a chance, those things are tiny.
I think the only celestial objects that look like anything through binoculars would be: Mercury, Venus, The Moon, Mars, Jupiter w/ 4 moons, Saturn w/ Titan, and maybe the Andromeda Galaxy and Orion Nebula.
They should be OK ( I personally, not that I can remember, have used a pair of 8x40) ... pure handheld, yes, difficultAre 8x40 binoculars powerful enough to spot some Jupiter moons?
Almost any binoculars will be able to spot Jupiter's moons. They are nearly naked eye visible.The ones I have are 8x40 (Olympus). I tried this evening but it was too wobbly. I need a tripod. Are 8x40 binoculars powerful enough to spot some Jupiter moons?
Just a note: Magnification is only important in the sense that you need enough to separate the moons from Jupiter itself. Past that, magnification is of little use and just makes it harder to steady the view in the binoculars. If you buy another pair, don't go for the highest magnification. Keep it modest. For binoculars, 8x40 means that they have 8x magnification and a 40 mm aperture. I don't personally use binoculars, but I think that once you get to 10x your binoculars become essentially impossible to use without a mount or a stand since the field of view bounces around so much in your hands.The ones I have are 8x40 (Olympus). I tried this evening but it was too wobbly. I need a tripod. Are 8x40 binoculars powerful enough to spot some Jupiter moons?