Tripods are a useful accessory for any astronomy binocular, even low power astronomy binoculars, and a must-have accessory for higher power and heavier binoculars. In the world of astronomy binoculars, there are two general categories. There are low powered, smaller and more easily transportable astronomy binoculars and then there are high powered, large astronomy binoculars. Virtually any magnified view through an optic is made clearer by a tripod, but when you're stargazing you really want to be sure there's no shaking that might distort the image. The best way to stabilize an image through a high or low power astronomy binocular is with a tripod.