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    Default Pentax Binoculars



    Hi guys,

    I have a pair of Pentax 16 x 50 PCF binoculars that I use often along with a walking staff for comet observation and wildlife spotting.

    I have even performed some wildlife photography utilizing a Pentax zoom camera and these glasses.

    Does anybody else like using high end binoculars for astronomy viewing?

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    Cool Tasco Zip Binoculars

    The best binos you can do is a pair of Tasco Zip 10 x 50 mm. Wide Angles @367FT/1000YDS or 122M 1000M. They seem to do the trick for me but of course I have not tried anything more powerful......yet.

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    Default Celestron Binoculars

    All 3 pair of binoculars that I have are Celestrons, and they're very good for mid-level instruments.

    Maybe I should mention that I also have a pair of beater Orion 7x50's that I keep behind the seat of my pickup. You know just in case. But I get the impression that many people just don't understand how useful a good set of binos can be for skygazing. I'll put it this way I NEVER take my scope out without bringing at least a set of 7x50's for spotting. In the summer my 15x80's will get as much use as my scope. They're just the thing for looking into the center of the summertime Milky Way.

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    I agree completely with you guys.

    I have always used binoculars exclusively when I was first starting out. I still use binos often for wide field views ie the moon etc.

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    Default Pentax Binos

    I really want to try the Pentax PCF series binos for a while. I find that I'm almost hamstrung over the many choices in that line. I'll probably order a pair of Pentax PCF 10x50's from Adorama, and report back on them, but I really wish they had the field flattener lenses that Pentax puts in the 20x60's in that same series. The field flatteners in the Fujinon FMT-SX series really, really make them stand out against competitive binos.

 

 

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