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sevs23

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  1. My brother in law went to Egypt this year and took my bins. He said it was definately worth taking them (althought they came back covered in sunscreen) !!!
  2. Welcome from an ex-Hereford boy
  3. I have a mak150 and love it. Planetary and lunar it's just fantastic. Also I've has fantastic views of some Messiers including great views of m57.
  4. I've been eyeing up a 10 or 12" dob for ages. Whilst I love my mak150, I can't wait to get a dob. Ease of use, storage and.........huge aperture. I'm saving now!
  5. What are the views like with it..
  6. I agree with using bins. I love mine. Great for hunting down fuzzies because of the Fov.
  7. Must agree the new site is a massive imporovement and the last one wasnt bad at all
  8. +1 for the Helios NatureSport+. Fantasic with a huge fov. Bout 85 quid.
  9. I have a Startravel 120 - far too much CA - only bought it 2nd hand to try out. Can't wait to get an 80ed, or even something like a WO or something for grab and go. I've been trying out the ST120 lately but for wild field 'browsing' 10x50 bins are as effective without the CA
  10. Hi m12 I've just sold a pair of Celestron 15x70's and bought a pair of Helios 10x50's. Much prefer the 10x50's - much more manageable. I thing (and this is subjective) that, especially from light polluted skies, you see as much. Rgds Steve
  11. I have a 150mm Mak and 120mm describe. Last night was my best even night observing for Messier objects - it was with my new 10x50 bins!!!!!!
  12. Just sold my Celestron 15x70's and then bought a pair of Helios nature Sport Plus 10x50WA - just waiting for the delivery. I'm a beginner amateur astronomer but I do realise that having a pair of bins is probably important to me as a scope or eyepiece!!! Nothing beats a quick 10 mins outside with the bins.
  13. Decided & bought a pair of: Helios Nature Sport Plus 10x50WA's. Just waiting for the delivery. Read though this thread with real interest and what's struck me is how powerful (misleading???) marketing claims can be - "bak-4", "super dooper multi coated" etc. Buying something is an absolute minefield. I suppose the proof is ultimately in the pudding - I'm just waiting to try that pudding! Good thing is is that I have something to compare them to as I have a pair of 30 yr old USSR made 12x40 bins which I far more preferred to my previous Celestron 15x70's. Anyways, thanks for all replies:) Steve
  14. Done. Even if it's badly worded, something like this can only raise awareness - which is a good thing. Got my missus to put on her Facebook account.
  15. Wow - so much more has been added to this thread since I last posted. Hmmm, interesting. This has certainly made me re-think about buying a pair of bins. It's also made me consider pushing up my limit, to the point of considering something like: First Light Optics - Helios Naturesport-Plus 10x50 & 7x50 They seem to have a good review, just need to find them in stock. Ultimately, I want a good pair that I can actually use (the 15x70's were too big), and will be using them for casual astonomy, or when I can't be bothered to get the scope out , for holidaying etc. Steve @ FLO - appreciate your openess in suggesting a different pair with a competitor, and do appreciate all the comments & discussion here although the technical aspects are somewhat over my head. Rgds Steve
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