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Thread: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

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    Default Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?



    I love my Oberwerk 25x100s, but I observe in an area with a lot of light intrusion. The eye cups don't protect enough from light getting in from the sides. I was looking at something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IRNPEWK...v_ov_lig_dp_it
    but I can't tell if they are usable with binoculars and eyepieces of this size. Folks seem happy with it for more common, hand-held size bins. Any experience with this or something similar?
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    A ball cap with loose side flaps stapled on the right and left side of the brim act as a curtain for me. And it does not get in the way of my hands for adjusting the focus.
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    Not sure if this would work as well with binos, but I drape a large, dark bath towel over my head sometimes. Maybe something smaller like a dish towel?

    Just a thought...
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    Thanks folks. Yes, I use hoods and stuff like that with my observing too. Not very easy to do with binos when looking up towards zenith, so I was wondering if something like this would be a more elegant solution. I know some binos come with several eye cup options, including ones with extended cover laterally, but I may not want to mess with the otherwise nice quality and well installed existing cups.
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    Maybe you could rig up some kind of shroud with rubber craft foam sheets. They're about $1 each at Hob Lob. Attach to the barrels with doublesided tape or Velcro?

    Just another random thought...
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    I also use the towel over the head method, both for my scopes and also the binos. Seems to work pretty well. A dark colored towel is best.
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    Like others have said, a towel works great. I have thought about buying some short sections of privacy fencing and making an 8-foot box blocking my neighbors incessant, and ridiculous fear of the dark.
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    Default Re: Has anyone used a shielding device with giant binoculars?

    I use my house.

    I'll place myself on the opposite side from the Moon. Works pretty well. Aside from "Selene the not so Serendipitous and Giver of Complex Evolved Life" there is little light here. The occasional obnoxiousness from neighbor security lights is handled well with a hoodie. But then that has risks for nocturnal target practice.
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