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Rashka

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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!

 

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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

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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.

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Hi Rashka, welcome to SGL :smile:

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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.

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5 hours ago, Rashka said:

I decided to start with a 7x50

And that's a great start, welcome from the Netherlands.

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1 hour ago, Eastman said:

And that's a great start, welcome from the Netherlands.

thnx, ik ben ook een Nederlander xD

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Hi, Rashka, and welcome to SGL.

I spent my first 30 years stargazing with nothing more than a pair of 7x50s. Still love to get them out while the telescope is imaging and just browse around the skies. And I still stumble across things that surprise me, even from my streetlight-overlooked front garden! And, if you are mobile, they are so easy to just put in the car and go to a dark site. They will give you a lifetime of pleasure.

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Hi and welcome to SGL - Not guilty on the binocular front, in fact I don't look at anything at all :D instead taking pictures of stuff!!! This is a great place to be, so settle down and enjoy the ride :)

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Hello Rashka, and welcome to SGL, I started out the same way, binoculars are a great way to start.

Clear Sky's.

 

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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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