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    Default new binoculars.... wow



    my nearly 17 year old son recently got his first part time job as as such is keen to buy his family a nice present for christmas, with my wifes input (as its her i speak to about this hobby) he bought me a pair of celestron 20x80 binos with a tripod, my wife insisted i test them out before they are wrapped (then look surprised on the day)

    i just used them tonight as conditions were good, whilst using them handheld is not ideal (the tripod is in his room alrready wrapped) they are simply amazing, the Orion Nebula was great, ive not even got around to seeing it through my scope yet.

    cant wait to use them with the tripod
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    Default Re: new binoculars.... wow

    Gotta love the big binos! They are my most used instrument by FAR!!
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    Default Re: new binoculars.... wow

    Congrats! Very handy present. Just make sure they are collimated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Congrats! Very handy present. Just make sure they are collimated.
    yes i will once they are on the tripod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    Gotta love the big binos! They are my most used instrument by FAR!!
    i think they may be used a lot, simple setup (nothing really) for casual observing i think they will be hard to beat
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasongtr View Post
    i think they may be used a lot, simple setup (nothing really) for casual observing i think they will be hard to beat
    My 25x100s have pretty much retired my 8" Dob.

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    I love my 15x70 Celestron binos. Hope you love the 20x80's just as much.
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    Default Re: new binoculars.... wow

    I need to get me a pair of binoculars

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    I have a pair of 12x60 that gets more light then all the rest of my stuff combined.
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    I think that your son is really going to enjoy the new binos. I have the Oberwerk 25 X 100s. I use them more than I use my dob. The binoculars are easier to set up and the views are great.
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