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Macrobinoculars were a form of electrobinoculars used by many beings across the galaxy. They were used to see distant battles and spy on the enemy. Some models were able to see directly into space.

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Characteristics

Macrobinoculars were small devices with two cushioned eyecups and a top-mounted rangefinder. The standard pair of macrobinoculars included an internal readout that provided information on distance and elevation, while many could be programmed to record and playback. Although macrobinoculars were designed to be used either at day or night, some models specialized in the latter, such as the Nightview macrobinoculars introduced by Naescorcom.

Macrobinoculars were commonly thought of as inferior to electrobinoculars, as they lacked image-enhancement chips and some did not come with light-adjustment circuitry. However, they were cheaper than electrobinoculars, and more readily available in more remote areas such as the Outer Rim Territories. Their resilience made them a popular choice among mercenaries. They were also used by several clones during the Clone Wars.

History

Obi-Wan Kenobi using macrobinoculars on Geonosis.

Compact macrobinoculars were used by members of the Jedi Order while on field missions across the galaxy. Obi-Wan Kenobi carried a pair of these spyglasses with him prior to and during the Clone Wars. Following the attempted assassination of Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan tracked Jango Fett to Geonosis. There, he spied on a meeting between Count Dooku and the leaders of the newly-formed Confederacy of Independent Systems. During the final days of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan again used his macrobinoculars to spy on a Separatist meeting; this one between General Grievous and the Separatist Council members in Pau City, prior to their escape from Utapau.

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