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Rashka

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  1. 1 hour ago, Alan64 said:

    Sounds to me like a 40mm-aperture telescope with a maximum magnification of 40x, made in Japan possibly, and a zoom-'scope to boot; a bit vintage.  I take it you've seen one advertised.  You'd see even less with it than you would with the National Geographic 76/700.

    How much have you budgeted for your introduction to astronomy?

     

    31 minutes ago, Demonperformer said:

    As long as you go into it knowing the results will be extremely limited, it's only £10. I have never used one myself, but I would expect that you would be able to see the rings of Saturn. If so, that would certainly fire you up to get something bigger & better.

     I've decided to not get a telescope at the moment, I'll just use my binos until I got a bigger budget so I can buy a proper one.

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  2. 32 minutes ago, Stargazer33 said:

    If it's just missing the finder scope then that isn't so bad. I thought you meant that the focuser was broken! If it's only a tenner and you can't afford anything more then it may be worth a punt. You can always get a finder from Astroboot for a few quid.

    The thing with this quality of 'scope is that it may put you off astronomy as the views might not be as good as you expect. If you use the Astronomy Tools under the 'Resourses' tab at the top of the page, you can select a 'scope and eyepiece and it will give you an idea of what you are likely to see of a chosen target.

    oh wow what a handy tool, cheers!

  3. On 29/04/2018 at 15:01, Marci said:

    I have same pair here. See that little black disc with gradients on it, held with a single screw at hinge point? Should be another in same place on front. Remove it. Find an L-bracket from B&Q of suitable size, attach to same point with same screw and an anti-slip washer. Attach to camera mount on tripod with a suitable nut & bolt. S’all I did - cost about £3. Never bothered trying a "proper" adapter as they cost more than the bins to start with.

     

    On 29/04/2018 at 13:46, CraigT82 said:

    Can you post a pic of the front of those binos? There's usually a screw hole in the front of the hinge for mounting brackets

    I decided to use a cheap bracket I bought before from ebay because it's metal is quite thick, but the biggest problem I had was that the bolt in front of the binoculars are quite short so I had to make it more thin. I filed out a bigger hole for the bolt and heated up the bracket and used my chainmail anvil and hammer to thin the top out so it would fit. After some time it did and we finally had clear skies last night aswell so I immediately put it to use. I was great watching the stars and moon although the moon looked a bit "weird" when it is full kinda like it is fake xD. I took some pics but they were kinda blurry taking them through the binoculars with my phone. Living in a big city we don't normally see the stars except the brightest ones but with the binoculars I was able to pick out quite a bit including the cancer constellation. I was thinking in the near future whether I should upgrade to a higher power binoculars or a telescope. Anyways thanks for the help and may you have clear skies :)

     

    my binos on the mount

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  4. Thanks for the warm welcome guys,

    2 hours ago, Marci said:

    I have same pair here. See that little black disc with gradients on it, held with a single screw at hinge point? Should be another in same place on front. Remove it. Find an L-bracket from B&Q of suitable size, attach to same point with same screw and an anti-slip washer. Attach to camera mount on tripod with a suitable nut & bolt. S’all I did - cost about £3. Never bothered trying a "proper" adapter as they cost more than the bins to start with.

    Interesting approach, I'll give it a try.

  5. Hey guys,

    I have visited this site a couple times some time ago while I was searching for a pair of binoculars, I decided to start with a 7x50 and on one clear night(Which we don't get much over here xD) me and my family had a great view of the moon and even my father who couldn't care less about astronomy came out to see. I recently also bought a tripod and a mount but it seems the mount adaptor doesn't  fit my binoculars because I think it is meant for new ones and the ones I have are probably old(prob why I got them for a tenner on ebay) I bought another adaptor which also didn't fit which I returned. So now I am turning to you guys for help and I hope you guys got answers :)

    I got:

    Super Zenith 7x50

    (not my pic but mine are similar)

    Thanks in advance!

     

    super zentith.jpg

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