Of course, binoculars for astronomy must first have a certain aperture. Binoculars with an exit pupil under 4mm are only of limited suitability. The magnification is dependent upon the object of your observing. Binoculars with low magnification are very well-suited to getting an overview of the starry sky or for looking for constellations.
To see details on the moon or the planets, the magnification should be at least 10 times or higher. Many customers prefer binoculars with single-ocular focus, because once set for personal visual acuity, no further sharpness correction is needed. Very often, customers use porro prism binoculars because they provide a more plastic image.
What criteria must be met?
We rate binoculars with too little magnification or with an exit pupil of less than 4 mm as "not recommended" for astronomy.
Exceptions are, of course, special binoculars such as the Omegon 2.1x42 for star field observing.