Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree8Likes
  • 4 Post By Filterxpert
  • 1 Post By Filterxpert
  • 1 Post By bladekeeper
  • 1 Post By bladekeeper
  • 1 Post By Filterxpert

Thread: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

  1. #1
    Filterxpert's Avatar
    Filterxpert is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 6,702, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 48
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    514
    Points
    6,702
    Level
    56
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 114x 104 Posts

    Wink Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50



    well thanks to the suggestions on this forum and cloudy nights I purchased the leftover Garrett 10x50 PCF WP. The $79 price was the main motivator and the need for water proof just made these too irresistible.
    Tried them out under first decent skies in two weeks. Wow! I can see a ton more than expected.
    Bright objects are sharp and then behind those bright stars it like the curtain was pulled back.

    Spotted Orion Nebula and then tracked a satellite shoot right across it from my view. Pretty Cool.
    I'm a newbie so I have no idea what else I spotted but I can tell you I'm excited to see what else I can view and then use my scopes to check it out even further.
    Rich (Filterxpert)

    Explore Scientific AR127,Meade LX90 8", Orion ED80T CF, Orion Astroview 90 EQ, Orion ST-80A, Orion Sky Scanner 100mm, Bushnell 90mm Northstar, Eye Pieces ES 82 8.8,11,14mm, 70 - 25mm, celestron X-cell 5mm,18mm, Garrett 10x50 PCF-WP Binoculars, Celestron 12x60, Nikon 10x40 Extreme, Bresser Condor 8x32, Bushnell Powerview 7x35, Nikon D700, D7000, V1, J5.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  2. #2
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 306,872, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    39,015
    Points
    306,872
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,137
    Thanked 17,683x 12,109 Posts

    Default Re: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

    Ha! Nice purchase Rich! I really like the looks of these binos, and they should be fairly similar to my Pentax. I'd love to have this bino too, and you can't beat the price, and Oberwerk is a pleasure to do business with. Maybe if there are any of these left later in the year I'll pick up a pair, though I need another binocular like I need a hole in the head.

    Good score on the binos Rich!

    Question though, are you sure that was the Orion Nebula you saw? It's pretty much setting before the Sun here lately...

    If anyone else is interested in this binocular, go here: Binocular Specials, Close-Outs, Best Bargain Binoculars, Trade-Ins, Prototypes

    I bought the Garrett Gemini 12x60 LW's a few months back.
    Bryan
    Scopes:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    Filterxpert (06-07-2015)

  4. #3
    Filterxpert's Avatar
    Filterxpert is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 6,702, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 48
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    514
    Points
    6,702
    Level
    56
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 114x 104 Posts

    Default Re: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

    Hmm, it was just after the sun dropped and it was pretty dark near the Horizon.

    Just checked sky portal it was probably the beehive cluster. Looks to be in the correct position for the time. I didn't notice Venus position due to an obstruction (the pine barons) tall suckers. Guess I should look at the charts while observing. lol.

    Thanks again.
    bladekeeper likes this.
    Rich (Filterxpert)

    Explore Scientific AR127,Meade LX90 8", Orion ED80T CF, Orion Astroview 90 EQ, Orion ST-80A, Orion Sky Scanner 100mm, Bushnell 90mm Northstar, Eye Pieces ES 82 8.8,11,14mm, 70 - 25mm, celestron X-cell 5mm,18mm, Garrett 10x50 PCF-WP Binoculars, Celestron 12x60, Nikon 10x40 Extreme, Bresser Condor 8x32, Bushnell Powerview 7x35, Nikon D700, D7000, V1, J5.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  5. #4
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 306,872, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    39,015
    Points
    306,872
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,137
    Thanked 17,683x 12,109 Posts

    Default Re: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

    The Beehive is an excellent binocular target. In fact, I'd say better in binos than a scope! The bigger open clusters like this one (and this is one of the bigger ones) really work well this way. The shimmering streamers of stars in Coma Berenices are another fine target with binos this time of year.
    Filterxpert likes this.
    Bryan
    Scopes:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    Filterxpert (06-07-2015)

  7. #5
    Filterxpert's Avatar
    Filterxpert is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 6,702, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 48
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    514
    Points
    6,702
    Level
    56
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 114x 104 Posts

    Default Re: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

    Thanks, I'll try and find that the next clear night. ( Coma Berenices ) I think I will have to observe from a different location because of pesky Oaks blocking a good portion of sky now.
    Rich (Filterxpert)

    Explore Scientific AR127,Meade LX90 8", Orion ED80T CF, Orion Astroview 90 EQ, Orion ST-80A, Orion Sky Scanner 100mm, Bushnell 90mm Northstar, Eye Pieces ES 82 8.8,11,14mm, 70 - 25mm, celestron X-cell 5mm,18mm, Garrett 10x50 PCF-WP Binoculars, Celestron 12x60, Nikon 10x40 Extreme, Bresser Condor 8x32, Bushnell Powerview 7x35, Nikon D700, D7000, V1, J5.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  8. #6
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 306,872, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    39,015
    Points
    306,872
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,137
    Thanked 17,683x 12,109 Posts

    Default Re: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

    If you get a chance to stay out past midnight, and you have a good view to the south, the Sagittarius/Scorpius area is great for a binocular tour as well.

    Morning Binocular Session And...
    Filterxpert likes this.
    Bryan
    Scopes:
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    Filterxpert (06-08-2015)

  10. #7
    Filterxpert's Avatar
    Filterxpert is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 6,702, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 48
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    514
    Points
    6,702
    Level
    56
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 114x 104 Posts

    Default Re: Pulled the Trigger on Garrett PCF WP 10x50

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    If you get a chance to stay out past midnight, and you have a good view to the south, the Sagittarius/Scorpius area is great for a binocular tour as well.

    Morning Binocular Session And...

    Well I tried to check out the skies last night. Had clear vision 25 deg above horizon. I was able to see many cool objects but I didn't have skyportal with me to identify what I was looking at.
    These Bino's are intense! I could get a real 3D depth of field effect when viewing brighter and dimmer objects in the field of view.

    I also looked around Terrestrially to test what I could clearly see down the street. I was reading licence plates of parked cars 800 to 1200 feet away. The streetlights were not close to the cars either. one was in front of a vehicle and I could still see pretty well.

    I would equate it to using a f.95 Lens on my camera. Very impressive!
    bladekeeper likes this.
    Rich (Filterxpert)

    Explore Scientific AR127,Meade LX90 8", Orion ED80T CF, Orion Astroview 90 EQ, Orion ST-80A, Orion Sky Scanner 100mm, Bushnell 90mm Northstar, Eye Pieces ES 82 8.8,11,14mm, 70 - 25mm, celestron X-cell 5mm,18mm, Garrett 10x50 PCF-WP Binoculars, Celestron 12x60, Nikon 10x40 Extreme, Bresser Condor 8x32, Bushnell Powerview 7x35, Nikon D700, D7000, V1, J5.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-23-2012, 03:46 PM
  2. Well I pulled the trigger
    By Casey Thrower in forum Reflector Telescope Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-04-2012, 06:52 PM
  3. I Pulled the trigger
    By fuzzyword in forum Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-14-2012, 06:02 PM
  4. pulled the trigger...
    By ahern389 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-09-2012, 05:34 AM
  5. I pulled the trigger
    By jefflesh in forum Telescope Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-25-2010, 09:10 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 12:59 PM.