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Tim64

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  1. Thanks Ed, the job is not hard but what is hard is second guessing your own eyes, thinking your pulling the image together. Cant wait to get a good cold night and use them. Thanks for your help, it wont be forgotten and hope I can return the favour some time. Regards Tim. Sent from my GT-N8010 using Tapatalk 4
  2. Well this pair of binoculars are good again.i used the colour filters from my old Meade dsi pro to test the optics and I find the view to snap instantly into focus under all conditions.i got 5 other people to confirm this just to be sure.Star testing showed pinpoint stars almost to the edge of fov, leaning toward what i would call soft focus at the very edge.M32 showed nice and bright and with plenty of contrast even under light polluted skys as did M15. To think these bins were sold as scrap just because they needed collimating is imo amazing. Thank you all again for your advice in the repair of these bins. Regards Tim.
  3. First of all, thanks to NGC1502 and Binocularsky for your advice and help in this little project . Ok, the binoculars are done and now seem to be collimated, no more double images and round well centred exit pupils to boot. I still want to star test them before I say they are spot on but as they are they offer a clear sharp image with I would say the same brightness in both eyepieces.It turned out that the right side objective lens was loose in its cradle, both left and right side prism adjusting screws had been tampered with leaving the bins with oval exit pupils, double image and what looked like false colour on the edges of what ever I was looking at (showed blue and green around the image edge like a cheap Refractor telescope).Anyway, they are now good and usable so I guess I had better hit Ebay and get a tripod or maybe a pistol grip. Again, thank you for help guys. Regards Tim.
  4. I will draw the positions of the screws before o move them so I know where to put them back if needed.I now have the binos here, delivered this morning and they look brand new.i can see the optical train looks good and the amout they need adjusting is real small.i had a peek under the rubber covers and bingo., one screw each side at the top and it looks to me like someone has had a go at the left side as the screw has a little paint loss.i will check further before adjusting though.will get back to soon. Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
  5. Thanks Ed, I hope the screws are under the rubber covers, will be easy job if they are.Thanks for the link and the advice as its exactly what I needed to know.i will update this thread soon I hope, maybe a pic or 2 as well of work done. :-) Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
  6. Tim64

    Hello from London

    Thanks for the welcome all, good to be here and btw I still have a set of tetly tea spce race cards in the book somewhere, remember them hehehe, I dont, before my time Sent from my GT-N8010 using Tapatalk 4
  7. Sorry admin for double post,, I cant find a way to delete. Please delete for me if you can,, sorry again.
  8. H all I purchased a pair of Revelation 20x80 bins second hand that are as new but need collimating. Anyone know if these bins can be collimated by the user and if they can where are the adjustment screws? Also what is the ideal hight of a tripod for these bins as most seem to go to a hight of 5ft aprox and I imagine we need taller than that for Astro use.will i ned some sort of extender? Any advice is welcome as I am new to big binocular use. Regards Tim.
  9. H all I purchased a pair of Revelation 2080 bins second hand that are as new but need collimating. Anyone know if these bins can be collimated by the user and if they can where are the adjustment screws? Also what is the ideal hight of a tripod for these bins as most seem to go to a hight of 5ft aprox and I imagine we need taller than that for Astro use.will i ned some sort of extender? Any advice is welcome as I am new to big binocular use. Regards Tim.
  10. Tim64

    Hello from London

    Hi all I am new to this forum and I will be pestering you all for answers to some real stupid questions knowing me, so get ready to hold your head . I got into astronomy back in 1969 when I stole my dads binoculars and looked through the bedroom window hoping to see Mr Armstrong doing his stuff and when I could not see him I asked myself "why"."why cant I see the men on the moon and why is the moon so full of holes?"well I was only 5 and the binoculars were stolen hehehe. Now I ask "why" with a meade lx200gps 10", a vixen a80m and a bunch of imaging camera's, 20x80 bins (not stolen) and far to many filters and other bit's n bob's. Anyway Hello again and its good to be here. Tim.
  11. Hi and welcome. Ahh the Tal 1, I had one many moons ago.its still the only scope I miss and I have had some nice scopes in my time. The moon, saturn and jupiter look fantastic with the Tal optics, one tenth wave mirror if I remember right,also it will show on a good night many dso objects and I think with good contrast to boot. My one came with some coloured filters for the eyepiece , a moon filter and a sun filter.If you have the sun filter that screws onto your eyepiece, please dont use it, mine broke in half and shattered the eyepiece lens , lucky for me I had just turned away from the scope as it happened. I did not know this type of sun filter can be or is dangerous. Still I know for sure you are going to like this scope, great choice, fantastic buy. All the best Clear sky's Tim
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