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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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