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  1. I bought Celestron SkyMaster 15 x 70 binoculars last year for about $60. I love them.
  2. I don't use any tripod with my 15 x 70 bins. My body is kept fairly steady with a zero gravity chair.
  3. I bought the Celestron SkyMaster 15 x 70 bins last year in the US for around $60. I love them!
  4. Last year was my first year observing with the SkyMaster 15 x 70 bins. I love them. I just finished an hour observing session.
  5. Very cool! I have a 4 track recorder which I used to record acoustic and electric guitars along with a Casio keyboard. I haven't done that in many years. You may have inspired me to resume my recordings.
  6. You're welcome. It's very interesting that you compose music, while observing.
  7. Last night, after a hot muggy day, a cold front passed through and produced a good, clear sky and the weather was cool and dry. Took out my bins and my zero gravity chair and started viewing the small sliver of sky to my north and south. I ended up seeing the triangle of Mars, Saturn and Antares. Obviously, I can only see them separately in the bins. I also saw at least 5 globular clusters (after I moved my session to my deck), so I could see a little more to my east. The globulars included M4 (near Antares), M13 and M92 in Hercules and 2 others. I was only out about 45 minutes, but it was a very satisfying session.
  8. On the shirt, he's keeping a breast of the situation. Aarf!
  9. Last night was the last time I'll probably see Jupiter for many months. It's sad. I live in a townhome. I have a small area of sky in my backyard that spans from the north to the south. It only covers maybe 30 degreesof the sky. My house blocks the east and tall trees block the west. Jupiter was disappearing behind the trees by 9:30 last night. Twilight hadn't fully ended. I really enjoyed looking at Jupiter a lot for the last few months because of the changing positions of the Jovian moons. With bins, I think Jupiter and its moons make Jupiter the best planet to view. I can't split the rings from Saturn so it looks a little like an egg.
  10. I was able to get both in the same FOV of my 15 x 70 binoculars.
  11. That's exactly what I saw. I didn't count X Leonis, because it was further from Jupiter than I've ever seen any moon. Everything above was in my FOV, however. Thanks.
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