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    Binos on a tripod sound really nice. I find binos unusable for astronomy when handheld. They would likely help me reconcile what I see in my finderscope to the unmagnified sky.
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    Default Re: new binoculars.... wow

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell.Kinder View Post
    I find binos unusable for astronomy when handheld.
    An affordable ($10) METAL tripod adapter attached to the end of an old wooden mop/broom handle (mine was free straight from the rubbish pile) puts an end to that. Doubles as a good walking stick too. Really adds stability to a smaller set of binos. I still use mine frequently with the 8x56s and the 10x50s.

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    Nearly all my observations are with my binoculars while my telescopes are mostly attached to cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouded Out View Post
    Nearly all my observations are with my binoculars while my telescopes are mostly attached to cameras.
    I think that’s what I’ll end up doing, next clear night will determine whether I sell my 200p newt and that all depends on what I think of the Orion Nebula, if I’m impressed I’ll keep it for a visual scope to hunt more targets if not I’ll use the binos and get an ED80
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    Cool. Never occurred to me to consider new binoculars. Been using my old Navy binoculars to look at the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by safinsd View Post
    Cool. Never occurred to me to consider new binoculars. Been using my old Navy binoculars to look at the moon.
    Every astronomer NEEDS a pair of binoculars!!

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    What A nice thing for your Son to do for you. I hope the two of you get a lot of enjoyment out of your new binos.
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    I reviewed the Helios Stellar II 15x70 bins for Best Binocular Review. They are different to my 15x70s. On one hand they were much heavier but on the other hand, the views are even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safinsd View Post
    Cool. Never occurred to me to consider new binoculars. Been using my old Navy binoculars to look at the moon.
    I can't find my WW2-vintage Navy binos after a move, so a pair of Nikon 10x50s arrived about 2 hours ago. I have a pair of Celestron 15x70 Skymasters but they're going to Good Will - too many problems with them. And of course the forecast calls for clouds and rain for the next few days...

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