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Binoculars by Niche

Discussion in 'All Other Observing Equipment' started by Seer, Oct 31, 2018.

Binoculars by Niche

Started by Seer on Oct 31, 2018 at 8:50 AM

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  1. Seer

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    What binoculars do you have and what role(s) do they fill?
    The following is a list of my current binoculars and the roles that they fill or are intended to fill.
    Simmons SCL Model 1139 8x21 / General Purpose Day time nature.
    Pentax 8.5x21 U-Series Papilio II / Day time Nature Up-close and at a distance (the best there is).
    TASCO BRK Essentials Model: 169735 7x35 / Night time augmenting of finders and to be as least intrusive as bossible.
    CELESTRON COMETRON 7x50 / Basic GP Astronomy.
    BUSHNELL 10x50 Legacy WP / Basic GP Astronomy.
    OBERWERK 15x70 LW / More in depth binocular astronomy.
     
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    I have 2
    Zhummell 20x80 these are big and go on a tripod or my Parallelogram mount.
    Use them for general scanning of the sky and some deep sky objects.
    Nikon 10x42 Prostaff 3S these are small and give good views of the sky also for birds and anything else
     
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    Thanks sickfish :)
    I just got an Orion Paragon-Plus Binocular Mount and tripod for using my 15x70s on. I have to put it together and take it apart every time that I use it. How the mount screws onto the tripod is very strange and I don't expect it to last long. There is a screw on the tripod that screws into the pivot disc of the mount but NOT directly, there is a threaded on both sides sleeve in there.
     
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    I built mine.
    The tripod is a surveyors tripod I got at home depot.
     
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    I am certain that I could not do such a major project as build my own Parallelogram mount.
     
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    Do you build other astronomical stuff like Cross-Staffs, Equatorial Theodolites, clinometer, and such?
     
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    none of those.
    working on a new stand for my dob.
    Also a adjustable chair for viewing
     
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    There are plans for building an observing chair in THE TOTAL SKYWATCHER'S MANUAL. It is number 298 in the book. Is this the one you are making?
     
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    I don't have the book but it is made out of 2x4s
    Also a small piece of plywood for the seat
     
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    I have made one before, really easy build
     
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    Cool.
    Will you be posting a photo of it?
     
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    Did you see that some binoculars can take eyepiece filters such as the Zhumell 25x100 Tachyon and the Celestron Skymaster Pro 20x80?
     
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    my bino mount bino mount.JPG
     
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    WOW THAT IS IMPRESSIVE!
    I think that I may still have a photo of mine from when I was last out with it. Let me check.
     
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    Here is mine. The photo isn't how I was mostly using it. I was mostly using it standing up.
    I'm willing to bet that yours probably works better then mine.
     
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    Very nice mounts you have.
     
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    Thank you Nebula.
    Seer I am sure yours works fine.
    If not, tweak it to make it better.
    That half the fun, right?
     

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