Macrobinoculars were a type of electronic binoculars that allowed a user to view distant objects.
An electronic optical device, macrobinoculars allowed users to observe from afar, and provided additional information on the distance and altitude of the object under observation. Its heads-up display identified limited data including range and zoom. Some models were fitted with optics equipped with a recording system, allowing users to select pictures to be saved, though macrobinoculars lacked the processors built into electrobinoculars to rework and improve the picture. The MB450 macrobinoculars could also be used at night. Unlike other magnifying devices like monoculars and telescopes, macrobinoulars produced three-dimensional images.
Luke Skywalker owned a pair of macrobinoculars on Tatooine, and used them to scan the perimeter of the Lars homestead for dangers. Biggs Darklighter used Luke's macrobinoculars to peer into the skies over Tatooine after his friend reported sighting a battle overhead. Darklighter was skeptical, and only saw two starships sitting there.
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