Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Hypocrite

New member saying hello!

Recommended Posts

Hi! I'm Minna from Finland (and I already apologize if I make any grammatic errors). I've been interested in astronomy since I was a kid, and now at the age of 22 I'm finally thinking of getting some decent binoculars to observe the skies. Observing only with my own eyes is facinating, using my 7x21 binos is more facinating, and now I'm probably going to buy me some 15x70 binos, and I believe that will blow my mind. In my dreams I own a super fancy telescope, but for now I have to "settle for" binoculars (not having a car and living in a first floor of a high-rise building, I have some weight limits for my gear).

I've been browsing this forum for some time looking for info on binoculars and finally decided to join, this seems to be a lovely community full of nice people!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Minna and welcome to the forum. If you are in the process of buying some binoculars, you might like to take a look at this site for some helpful tips, especially on mounting larger and heavier binos like the 15x70.

Clear skies and enjoy the forum

James

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all!

JamesM, thank you for the tip, I'll check that site. I already have a tripod for my SRL camera, going to try with that first. I know it's too low when I need to look at the zenith but it'll have to do for a while, I'm on a budget here. The L-bracket I'm going to get from the same place as the binos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Minna and welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and already have noticed how nice we are!!

Look forward to seeing you around :smiley:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Minna and welcome to the forum. If you are in the process of buying some binoculars, you might like to take a look at this site for some helpful tips, especially on mounting larger and heavier binos like the 15x70.

Clear skies and enjoy the forum

James

Hi Minna...I was also going to recommend Steve's site but James got there first....It really is worth a visit.

Welcome to SGL

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi and welcome to the lounge

when you are observing the zenith with 15x70 bins, the best way is 

to use a sunbed or lounger, lay back, relax and enjoy.

Good Luck and Clear Sky's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Dana I see you are Twins & Phillies supporter.  I was in NY when they opened the new stadium and watched the last game of the season between the Yankie's and Bosox and a few days later went to Boston to Fenway to see the Sox's again, it was magical. 

Brenda  :smiley:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Minna and welcome :)

You will get plenty of advice here so good luck in choosing some bins and one day the scope of your dreams.

Lee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.