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Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 or 20x80 bins?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:56 AM
I have never had a decent set of bins, only the cheap ones from down the market etc, I have a p130 goto telescope and its a nightmare to keep setting up and sometimes it would be nice to just use a set of bins.
which set of bins would you choose and Why?
thanks for your help in advance.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:08 AM
I'd advise a good pair of 10 x 50 or 9 x 63 over a lesser quality "bigger" bin.
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Tal 100RS , SW Mak180Pro + Revelation focuser, SW200PDS, SW80ED Pro, SW ST120, ETX105, Celestron 15 x 70's , HEQ5ProSynScan, EQ3-2 on 14' Pier.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:31 AM
As Steve says, you will need a tall and stout tripod to get the best from 15x70's. That could cost you as much as the binoculars or more so bear that in mind.
Scopes: Refractors: Vixen, Skywatcher and Istar: 4" ED, 4.7" ED and 6" achromat. Dobsonian: Orion Optics: 12"
Mounts: Giro II Alt-azimuth and Dobsonian by Moonshane
Eyepieces: Tele Vue and Pentax from 3mm to 31mm
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:01 AM
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:11 AM
skywatcher 200pds, C9.25, celestron ed80, heq5 synscan pier mount, eq5
skymasters 20x80,15x70, 8x56 bino's,ASI120mm, dmk21au618, dslr 350d, QHY5 guide camera
lots of eyepieces, barlows, various filters etc... roll off roof observatory
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:39 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:00 PM
15x70 are by all counts great bins. I have never used them so i cant really comment on them as such.
Celestron 8se (Mick),Sky Watcher Heritage 130P,Celestron 90EQ,Celestron 70 Travelscope,Horizon 8115 tripod,Hyperion 8-24mm zoom. UHC filter,OIII filter and shed load of other various EP's, Canon 450D, Strathspey 20x90,10x50 bins.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:13 AM
They're heavy to hold steady for long periods - I find leaning on a car roof or lying on a camp bed alleviates this considerably. Of course a tripod is the ideal solution - I have a fine tuning head for my tripod to track objects in alt/az for short periods. I nearly bought a pair of really nice 25x100's the other day but there's other stuff I want first lol. Hth
CPC-925, AZEQ6 GT, 16" Lightbridge, AA 115EDT, 200P, LS60Tha B1200 DS60 PT, Meg72, Tal 100RS, SW 127 Mak, ST80, Skytee-2, SPC900 SC1.5, Canon10x42 L IS WP, 1000D (unmod'ed), 314L+ Mono, SX Efw, Lodestar.
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