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  1. SOLVED! Late reply but better than nothing and I hope just as I have googled this issue, other's will stumble upon this somewhat flexible solution. I have found a solution today by accident to fix the binoculars issue. The fix is simple: Make sure to look for misalignments in the glass tubes. After picking up the binoculars (out of the storage room, great dust collector!) the whole piece split into two. After further examination I figured that just screwing / mounting the tube back in would solve the problem and it worked flawlessly! Sure its questionable why the tube came off in the first place and maybe I should throw it in the trash and get actual proper equipment but that's not the point. TL;DR: If you're getting the issues mentioned above with your binoculars, there's a good chance that something is loose inside (well for me at least). Hope this helps anyone stumbling across this. Have a great day and keep reaching for the stars!
  2. New from Amazon, from a legit & positive seller. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B078HK2QLG/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_R0QSBbA1PKTX0
  3. EDIT: While I'm also at it, I bought a pair of 20x50 binoculars a while ago and had a lot of fun, observing the night sky a little bit with them. The only issue is that now, after not using the bino's for a month, I see some stars like polaris (i think) twice next to each other. My mount is steady and I tried viewing with and without my pair of glasses. No difference. As if my binoculars and my brain don't connect each eye's image. Is that an issue with the binoculars or my vision? Perhaps Polaris duplicated itself over night ?? I can append a picture of the bino's or how it looks like to my eyes if necessary.
  4. Looks really interesting! But I think astrophotography will do the job as well. Kind of sad to think that humans will never see the universe in true color because of our limited eyes. Imagine what the future with A.I produced organs (eye) holds for us! giant telescopes, filters, tracking mounts and so on wouldn't be necessary. But for now I think my main question is solved thanks.
  5. Okay maybe I should also get into Astrophotography while I'm already gazing into the night sky :D. Something I have always asked myself, isn't it possible to invent (or buy) some kind of glasses that help the viewer to see colors while viewing dim objects, (or) filter light pollution to some extent, (or) make stars more visible / brighter than the surroundings? I know, sounds crazy but the first people to travel across the oceans thought the same Absolutely agree with you on that one.
  6. Which kind of telescope or Filter do I need then or is it pretty much with all small telescopes?
  7. I want to understand and confirm a few things: A beginner here, If I want to get into Astronomy I will have to travel to less light polluted areas like fields, remote areas etc... -------- What should I consider when I travel to completely dark areas with a giant 8" Telescope and a car? Proper protection for the telescope is priority no. 1. What about safety? Does anyone of you addicted stargazers wear any kind of protection/weapon against potential danger like animals, thiefs, murder? (sounds crazy but you never know). -------- On top of it while we are here already, an 8" telescope is enough to view nebulas in full beautiful color & good condition ? (<-- No stacking, just viewing with a telescope).
  8. I used an app and found out that the star I mentioned before is located in the middle /mid-bottom part of boötes: According to wikipedia, boöetis is full of binary (dual?) stars which strengthens my assumption even more.
  9. This is most likely what I saw, a binary star and a mixture of binoculars being misused ;). I had the theory that shining a strong flashlight through the binoculars would extend the range of the flashlight. Could this possibly damage the binoculars ? (Just wanna experiment around with optics )
  10. Cygnus Rift = Great Rift. Can you show exactly how it looks like for you? I'd love to see it
  11. This thread is mostly completed though I have a question: I always see a star (blue-ish through my binoculars) at around 12am - 01am, ascending from left and descending to right. (I know without any coordinates and positioning etc its pretty much impossible to find it... but that's not the point atm). 2 Days ago I looked up at the sky, as usual, from my window (worst view, 2 houses/buildings block my view 80%, though high up in the sky a few stars are visible) and saw that same star but it was blinking ?! Imagine seeing a blue shiny dot in the sky, everyday going the same route, but all of a sudden in the middle of night you see it blinking / getting brighter and then darker for a few times (really fast) and then it gets pretty faint / dark. The next night I saw a yellow-ish star in that same spot (exaxt same position) the blue one was in 2 days ago! I have seen yellow stars in the night sky (i think?) but this one feels weirder,I don't know. Its pretty bright, like you can't miss it when you look up (from my view/pos.)
  12. Have you been to Southburningtem (I have no clue how to spell the city's name) ? Btw your Webseite (Astronomy subsite) is awesome but I found a few typos: just before the moon picture you wrote: Perhaps cost? And 2ndly after the image: "A Conjunction of Moon and Venus" there's a small text field (one character fits in), why?
  13. Too many schnakes in the outback?. ----------------------------------------------- (Too hot and too far away sry but one day we'll be playing on that Didjeridu oi mate?.
  14. I read that even if you are in a dark area and look south + clear sky, moonless with no clouds, you could see a bunch of stars and perhaps other objects but you won't be able see the Great Rift of the milky way ? (Also read that: ) The rods in our eyes are not strong enough to collect the colors so we would just see it in gray tone colors. But why, we can see fainter and further object with binoculars anyway so the great rift shouldn't be that much harder to see and wouldn't it be possible to just buy a pair of "correction" glasses which make the colors more apparent to the human eye? PS: The 5" dob seems much more portable and it even fits into any classical backpack (the price dif. of 100€/$ is also interesting).
  15. I see which area you mean, it's not far away and I could get there pretty easily. Though in which area (light pollution color) do I need to be in order to watch the milky way or most of the sky?
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