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Milky Way binoculars,

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Hello
I am lookind for a good pair of binoculars for Milky Way observations, I like bright and dark nebulae, star clusters..and I like know your experiences with some models for this ..for this purpouse which can be the best bino ?
Thanks for your information..
Regards,
Paul

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I use Leica 8x42s after trying a pair handed to me in the dark by a guest. Without knowing what they were I knew that they were what I wanted! They are very expensive, though, even second hand as mine were. Something which I'd never previously thought about but greatly appreciate is the clean edge to the field stop. I don't find them less bright than my previous (more basic) 10x50s and I prefer the wider field and steadier view of 8x.

Olly

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Olly, it´s the old Trinovid model ? BN or BA ?

I like one that let me observe wide angle Milky Way and bright and dark nebulae, with a good image contrasted ..

Paul

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Picked up my 8x wide field bins from home today. Gonna try them later at hospital. I've seen Mars, Jupiter and Venus naked eye this week from there. 

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I really like my Vixen SG 6.5x32 WP ED (9* FoV) for that sort of thing. Beautifully sharp across the FoV. Review here.

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Thank you very much for your opinion and advice..

It seems a binocular to keep in mindhis observations, if they really have a good contrast in the image..

I am hesitating between these Vixen and the Vixen SG 2.1X42 model.., could someone compare them ?

Regards,

Paul

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Hello All.

The Nikon Action EX 7x35 are quite decent instruments for scanning and star hopping They've got a 9.3° field.  Quite affordable.

Ted

 

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Ted,

Yesterday I tried them and they are pretty good ..
thanks
Paul

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