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Sucker holeing with 6x30's


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I'm really starting to love the little Bushnell 6x30 bins I recently purchased.  I got them primarily to help with starhopping as the finder scopes on my telescopes are 6x30.  With their light weight, large field of view and low magnification, they provide a hand held view that is almost as steady as the view through my 10x50's mounted on a tripod.

 

Last night, the sky here was cloudy with a few passing sucker holes, so I didn't feel like setting up my 20x80's on their P-mount.  Instead, I decided to use the 6x30's and see what the passing sucker holes would reveal.

 

I got great views of M41, M46, M47 and, surprisingly, the two NGC clusters just north of M47.  I was also able to detect M81, but not M82.

 

I highly recommend these little bins.  Now I'm off to go do some birding with them.

 

 

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