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    Default Re: Binoculars in a low price range



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    Binoculars are not the tool for planets. Just not enough magnification. The planets wont be in a good position until June. Plenty of time to budget and study different types of scopes. By the way a 90mm maksutov will go good on an Orion Tritech II tripod. I heard of hobbyist getting 200 magnification with the 90mm mak. Checkout/download Stellarium, to know what will be in the night sky.

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    Default Re: Binoculars in a low price range

    Quote Originally Posted by userastronomy View Post
    Is it possible to view planets through other binoculars?
    Yes, you can easily view the brighter planets with binoculars, but as RD noted, they will still appear "starlike" because of the low magnification.
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    I agree with JG re the Olympus. I purchased them from a local eBay retailer. Good value, good optics, solid build
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    Default Re: Binoculars in a low price range

    I have some Bushnell 16x50s I like a lot. Also have 10x50 Bushnells.

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    I have the Celestron 10x50 upclose binoculars. As others have stated, the optics are fine. The case and strap that come with them are junk and so are the lens covers. So, I tossed them and keep the binoculars in a zip lock bag. And, I got a nice strap on Ebay for a few dollars. I bought mine from Amazon and the shipping package was just a box with no protection from bumps. Luckily, mine were still in good alignment, but some people have complained that theirs weren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwheels View Post
    I have the Celestron 10x50 upclose binoculars. As others have stated, the optics are fine. The case and strap that come with them are junk and so are the lens covers. So, I tossed them and keep the binoculars in a zip lock bag. And, I got a nice strap on Ebay for a few dollars. I bought mine from Amazon and the shipping package was just a box with no protection from bumps. Luckily, mine were still in good alignment, but some people have complained that theirs weren't.

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    I had to return the 10x50s for another set. The right lens was transmitting no light. Replacement was fine. Sh*t happens.

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    Default Re: Binoculars in a low price range

    One other thing to keep in mind concerning inexpensive binoculars is that they are relatively fragile compared to premium or military grade binos. A hard bump may cause a prism to shift and then you have two small refractors looking in different directions! Lol! Bill
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    Default Re: Binoculars in a low price range

    As has been noted binoculars are not the tool for planets. For general astronomical viewing I'd take a long look at the Bushnell Legend E 10x42. $80 shipped gets you a very nice bino.
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    I have Tasco Essentials 10x50 made in china, for the funny cheap price they are ok, for stargazing they are really super compared to price ..

 

 
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