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    Hello, i'm new here, i'm 12 and I come from germany and if my english isn't so good, i'm sorry. So, at first, i have a question. I wanna do until christmas a lots of astronomy obervations. Then I love double stars, and I wanna search after new from them. But I need a binocular, what have a magnification from 20-35x and a very good field of view(so 7°). Somebody know, where can I find so a binocular?

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    You really do NOT want to buy a ZOOM magnification binocular.

    I would recommend a 7x50mm or a 10x50mm. You will not be able to resolve double stars that are very close together with binoculars, but many of the Messier objects will be visible if you get out of the city, away from the light pollution.

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    I have a pair of sky master 20x80 coming in the mail soon as I get them I will post on how they perform in an orange level area ( wiki light pollution for details). I will more than likely be using them tripod mounted. But I will try them hand held on the moon.

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    Hi Astro,
    To resolve most of true double stars you will need a telescope (and a good one). But with 7X40 or 8X50 binoculars you will see a lot of stars that look very close. You will see many more stars than with just naked eye. Also, you will see Jupiter's moons and some large nebulae. Binoculars with magnification from 20-35X exist, but they are very expensive, big, heavy and too unsteady when held in your arms. If you need such a magnification, you better buy a spotting scope Zhumell 22-68x90mm Superior Spotting Scopes - Spotting Scopes at Spotting Scopes And if buying one, do not buy the cheapest - they will be useless in astronomy.
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    I have a a 10x50 bino like Joe said that splits some of the doubles. Also puts up a really nice view of the Andromeda galaxy. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get started. The Tasco ones are really inexpensive and actually are pretty decent for the money. The main problem I have with them is distortion at the edges of the fov. Still they do ok for the price.

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    There is no "real" best pair of observation equipment. It depends on what you want to do. But if you plan to buy the cheapest thing out there, you don't want to expect much. As mplanet may of said, some of the "real" double stars out there will need a larger piece of equipment (a Telescope or some Big binoculars) to step it up a notch. But with a decent pair of binos (10x50, around that) I promise you that you will never run out of things to observe
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    I use Nikon Action Extreme 10x50s. I have been very happy with them. Great optics and build quality. Rugged and durable. Great magnification, but still controllable while being held by hands. My 11 yr old enjoys them and they are not too heavy.
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    But I need a Binocular, what can show until the magnitude 13, or so anything. I don't know, but i found once. ]Zhumell Tachyon 25x100 Astronomy Binoculars with Locking Aluminum Case - Binoculars at Binoculars[/url] Zhumell Tachyon 25x100 Astronomy Binoculars.

    That cost but 229$.
    Thats have so a good magnification, that when we looked through them on a house, what is 1km its increasted on 4m! thats good binoculars.
    Thats just a little bit to more money(I wanna buy a binocular for max. 100$)

    but the 20x80 for 1000m - 59m

    okay, my question is: wha is better for an astronomy observation? the 25x100 or the 20x80??

    and one question i have, too:
    can i buy oculars for binoculars, and the oculars i can just put on the front(also by the glasses)?

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    The 25x100 will GATHER more light, than the 20x80. Viewing the night sky is NOT THE SAME as looking at a telephone pole during the daytime.

    With a pair of 10x50mm binoculars you can see 60-70 or more of the Messier objects in the night sky, from a dark observing site.

    The 20x80 and bigger cannot be hand held. They must be mounted on a tripod. I have 15x70s and 20x80 and a proper parallelogram binocular mount. The 15x70 Celestron binoculars can be hand held for a short time (unless you are a professional wrestler!) but work better on a tripod.

    Either one of the BIG binoculars will show you almost ALL of the Messier objects from a dark observing site.
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    Both the 25x100 and the 20x80 bins should appear to have the same brightness in the eye piece given the same level of quality. Both should be f/4.

    Both will need a tripod for weight and steady holding

    The 20x will have slightly less magnification.

    The 20x80 sky masters from Orion are about $95 online

 

 
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