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    I found a Orion 10x50 Binoculars stargazing kit on ebay
    which include a star chart a red flashlight and a binoculars
    and I am struggling to tell rather the quality is it worth buying
    and rather or not it is a good starting binoculars for me
    and if not, which one do you suggest for me?

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    hi and welcome to the forums.
    a set of 10X50's are a decent size.
    if the price is right,then i would say buy them.
    clear skies,

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    I have the 10x50 orion kit and the binos work great for me, havent had an issue with mine. They are not advertised as being fully multi coated on the optics so if you want to have that, you might spend a few extra bucks for some that are.
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    I think most people generally agree that 10X50 is the largest size of binoculars that can be comfortably handheld by the average person for astronomical use, and yet easily carried around for daytime use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bredbred View Post
    I found a Orion 10x50 Binoculars stargazing kit on ebay
    which include a star chart a red flashlight and a binoculars
    and I am struggling to tell rather the quality is it worth buying
    and rather or not it is a good starting binoculars for me
    and if not, which one do you suggest for me?
    Take a look at the Garrett binoculars. Their Gemini series has received many praises and positive reviews. IMO, they can't be beat for the quality vs price.

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    I just bought the Celestron Skymaster 15x70 as first Binos on Amazon and so far I am very pleased with them. But you will need a tripod to handle them over a longer period as they are pretty heavy.

 

 

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