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Two pairs of Helios Stellar II, 10x50 and 15x70's on a tripod or monopod depending on my mood.

The 15x70's have been getting much more use than the mak127 of late.

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Starting with the lowest mag:

6x24 Hensoldt vintage WWII

6.5x32 Opticron Adventurer

7x35 vintage Revue, 7x50 "Olympia" wide angle (9.8°), 7x35 Nikon Aculon.

8x: Komz 8x30, Luna Super 8x30 (10° -- my most impressive wide angle bino), 8x30 Bresser Everest vintage wide angle, 8x30 Raffelbach vintage wide angle, 8x30 Chinese "Baigish"-knock-off, 8x56 Kite Cervus HD, 8x56 vintage Porst Ultra, 8x40 Oberwerk Mariner, 8x30 Optolyth, 8x30 Steiner Marine, 8x25 Steiner "Ultrasharp"

9x: Porst Ultra

10x: Ddoptics Lux HR, Sotem 10x50, vintage Chinon wide angle 10x50, Bresser Hunter 10x50, vintage Revue 10x50, Fujinon KF 10x42H, Svbony SV202 10x50

12x: 12x45 Komz, 12x50 Vortex Diamondback, 12x50 Soligor wide angle, 12x50 vintave Chinon wide angle.

15x: Ddoptics Pirschler, 15x70 Celestron

16x: 16x50 Nikon Aculon

18x: 18x50IS canon

20: 20x60 Tento, Celestron 20x80

There are a couple pocket binos: 8x21, 10x25.

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Currently using my Orion GiantView 25x100's for some nice wide-field views. Have also bot a pair of Hawke 8x42 but will have to give them a try, astronomically speaking.

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I currently have a pair of Opticron Oregon 15x70 and a pair of Pentax WP 20x60 both on tripods however i seem to be using my 120 refractor more often and I’m actually contemplating putting one of them up for sale in the near future 

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Further to my previous post I had an hour to kill before going out to a function tonight. So all dressed up i looked outside to see my skies being clear, so just had to grab my binoculars. I had forgotten just how much can be seen with binoculars. I was totally surprised just how well I could see M42 and how much nebulosity was visible. I used my Pentax 20x60 which were crystal clear. If I had longer I would have brought out a tripod for even more enjoyment.Binoculars are the ultimate grab and go 

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Use purposes for the viewers of this website are, naturally, night sky observation, where aperture is of paramount importance. However, for general daylight binocular observing I can recommend this modestly priced Kowa model, available in 6x or 8x variety, 30mm objective (now mfd with green rubber armoring). At their price-point they are excellent, in my view:

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Recently purchased the Fujinon HC 8x42, not had the opportunity to try them at a dark site, but daytime viewing has been excellent.

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Orion Giantview IF 15x70s.  My favorite, but definitely need a tripod.

Nikon Aculon 10x50s.  Easy to handhold and transport.

US Navy WWII-era 7x50s.  Not that much magnification, but built like a tank with excellent optics.

Opticron 8x25s.  Bought these mainly for nature / casual birding.  Rather small for astro IMO, but they fit in a jacket pocket.  It might have been better to buy a monocular, not sure.

 

 

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