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    Default Re: First light for new equipment, or How I Caught Myself a Comet



    What a very pleasant and nice firstlight with your new ( double) equipment! First comet during firstlight! This must be a lucky instrument! With a lucky observer!
    Thanks for sharing your enthusiastic report!
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    Default Re: First light for new equipment, or How I Caught Myself a Comet

    Quote Originally Posted by rocdoc View Post
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    I'll try this next. I may mount them on the head "backwards", as it allows a sharper angle when pointing up. And hold on, what do you mean "when not hand holding"? Surely you're not hand holding these monsters, are you?!
    Until recently, I have been hand holding the 25x100 FB binoculars during the observing sessions.
    It used to give me the feeling of libertÚ, you can't trade.
    Close to my 73rd birthday, I have decided to mount them on a tripod.
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    Default Re: First light for new equipment, or How I Caught Myself a Comet

    Congrats on the new glass, successful first light and catching the comet!

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    Default Re: First light for new equipment, or How I Caught Myself a Comet

    Great first light report on you new bino's.
    Thank you for sharing your session and congratulation on seeing 46P.
    Clear skies
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    Default Re: First light for new equipment, or How I Caught Myself a Comet

    wow, that would be great to catch a shooting star, still persevering and waiting for that night that i do. i have a laser viewfinder on my telescope that i haven't had any luck with, maybe its just me but it seems that some people have good luck with them, good story!

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    Default Re: First light for new equipment, or How I Caught Myself a Comet

    Well done Codrin... sounds like those binos are the bomb.

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