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A nice outdoor pair of binoculars. 3733

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,416 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: A nice outdoor pair of binoculars.
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2015, 09:21:05 PM »
That's what I mean indoor binoculars. They are like a dissecting stereoscopic microscope, working at 8x from 50cm and with a wide field. My Bresser Researcher gives me 1cm TFOV at 20x, so I use the Pentax also.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,458 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: A nice outdoor pair of binoculars.
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2015, 10:36:23 PM »
I'm an amateur star gazer and Cloudy Nights member too. Here's my gear along with my field and birding binos.

Nikon 10X70 HP IF
Nikon 7X50 Tropical
Canadian Mil 7X50  (Pentax Marine)
Steiner Military 7x50 M22 Issue
Basuch & Lomb 7x26 Custom

(Sorry for the lousy pic...cheap camera)



- Robert

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,416 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: A nice outdoor pair of binoculars.
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2015, 11:32:52 PM »
Very nice. Envy of the 10x70. Have you seen comet Lovejoy? It was better with binoculars than telescope. Tonight it is close to Pleiades, nice to jump between the two.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,458 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: A nice outdoor pair of binoculars.
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2015, 12:24:48 AM »
Very nice. Envy of the 10x70. Have you seen comet Lovejoy? It was better with binoculars than telescope. Tonight it is close to Pleiades, nice to jump between the two.

No I haven't. Fell on some ice on Jan 1st and just getting back up and around. Will look for it tonight. Moderately dark skies here and will be mostly clear tonight. Thanks for the reminder and the nearby constellation.

I lucked into those 10X70's. Was looking for some big binos back before Halley's last appearance in '86. Bought some affordable 20X80's and hated them so returned 'em and kept looking. B+H had an old customer return pair of Nikons that were gray market with all Japanese cards, tags etc...so I got them for around $349.00. They were mint/unused and B+H probably couldn't sell them with a USA warranty so priced them to fly. Bought the Nikon tripod adapter and extra Prostar eyecups as well. They are remarkable bins but have read their edge performance is slightly inferior to the Astroluxe.

When the wildfire took my parent's farm in '06, my mom, on the way out the door, grabbed those 10X70's and a bag with a Sony SW77 shortwave. I had jokingly said months before that if there was ever a fire, to save those two items and she did!

- Robert

Attending ALOX Anonymous meetings since 1983!



Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
PS3 hackers should be publicly castrated.
I aim to misbehave.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,416 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: A nice outdoor pair of binoculars.
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2015, 09:38:42 AM »
I love items that have a history.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,458 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: A nice outdoor pair of binoculars.
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2015, 05:11:18 PM »
Got to see Lovejoy Sat Night!  Used m 7X50 Tropical...my cousin used the Steiners.

Beautiful sight. Thanks again for the reminder and I'm hoping to start getting out more nights...hate to let these dark skies go to waste.

- Robert

Attending ALOX Anonymous meetings since 1983!



Vox Clamantis in Deserto
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