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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian



    Not sure if I gave the impression I don't have a pair of binoculars, or you're making an assumption, but I do own a pair of 10x42s (although without a tripod). They were a general purpose gift that ended up pretty much only coming out at night for me to stare up at the skies with. Although I've been interested in all things space (and actually am fortunate to work in a space related field) for a long time, they actually deserve the credit for me finally comitting to this hobby.

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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian

    I see where the impression came from that I didn't own a pair of binoculars. My comment above regarding books and the naked eye! I should have mentioned the binos in that post, not sure why I didn't. What I was trying to get across was that my daughters and I tend to just look at books, and use the naked eye because they struggle to hold the binos steady (I know a tripod solves this )

    I've spent many a relaxing evening with a glass of wine in the recliner in the back yard just staring up with the binos.

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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian

    Quote Originally Posted by Infomorph View Post
    my daughters and I tend to just look at books, and use the naked eye because they struggle to hold the binos steady (I know a tripod solves this )
    But have you ever tried a tripod? It solves more than you may know. Once stable, the amount that can be seen is GREATLY increased.

    Also, on more than one occasion I have had a child completely unable to see anything through an EP in a scope exclaim in utter excitement at the view through mounted binoculars.
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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    But have you ever tried a tripod?
    Nope, I've never tried it! Very keen to. My binos have no mounting option. I've just ordered a pair of the $65 Celestron 15 x 70's from Amazon. I'll be able to mount those and enjoy the view
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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian

    Quote Originally Posted by Infomorph View Post
    Nope, I've never tried it! Very keen to. My binos have no mounting option. I've just ordered a pair of the $65 Celestron 15 x 70's from Amazon. I'll be able to mount those and enjoy the view
    I would suggest a metal bino attachment as the plastic one supplied with the Celestron is quite flimsy.
    This is my personal preference but there are other styles available: https://oberwerk.com/product/farpoin...unting-system/
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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian

    Thanks Gabby, I had read the plastic attachment is rubbish. I'll definitely grab one of those metal ones.
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    Default Re: Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak or 130 Newtonian

    Why Celestron still uses this cheap bracket is beyond me, a simple L shaped bracket of metal would do a much better job.
    Enjoy the binoculars when they arrive, I have the same set and they put up a nice image.
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