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    I am toying with the idea of switching gears and chasing the Messiers with my 20x80 binoculars from my orange zone skies. Might be an interesting way to put my observing skills to the test.
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    Thanks everyone for the comments!

    Indeed, it is tough to see faint objects from here but I'm having fun searching for them. Soon I'll be moving and will be able observe under dark skies.

    Clear skies,
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    Default Re: 10x50, 9x63 or 12x60

    Quote Originally Posted by IDMTChris View Post
    Just happened upon this thread while getting ready to ask the same question. Thanks for the advice. I am not looking a significant observation but would like a nice set of bino's to spot with.
    I own the Garrette 12x60's and they are a great night time viewer. They are super bright and pretty sharp. Great for the price. I do find that it is best to tripod them, looking at tiny objects like stars are just a little too shaky for my liking. As far as daytime terrestrial use, they have a bit of a glare issue.
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    Hi,

    I followed the advice closely and I'm awaiting delivery of some Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II Binoculars. £120.00 from Amazon. I can't wait and thank you all!

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    Default Re: 10x50, 9x63 or 12x60

    Hi everyone. I'm writing again just to make a quick comment about the binoculars.

    I had the opportunity to redeem a Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 using some miles from an airline company. I received them this eek and today I made a quick comparison between the Bushnell and the Nikon AE 12x50. Well, I can tell you for sure that the Nikon shows more stars (or at least they look slightly brighter). I didn't perform a detailed analysis, thus I cannot tell you how much more, but I can tell for sure that I was able to see fainter star using the Nikon.
    On the other hand, the Bushnell has wider field of view and less distortion. It is also lighter and smaller. Its case and accessories are better.

    Depending on what you think is most important, the bushnell may be a good option, but in my IMHO they are not worth 2x the price of the Nikon AE.

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