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#76 OpalescentNebula

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

I usually bring my 10x42's & 15x70's when travelling. I never leave them in the back of the truck overnight. I also bring along a tripod for setup with the 15x70's.

#77 Philip Levine

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:21 PM

Swift Triton, 7x35, circa 1965, J-B26 J-E45. I bought these used and they were pretty beat up, so sent these out to Cory Suddarth for collimation and cleaning.
Love the long grooved center focus knob, retubed by Cory, now it focuses smooth as butter.
Crisp sharp views, I usually stop by a pond in the morning while driving to work, grab the Swifts to view a variety of waterfowl.
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#78 daniel_h

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

a swaro 8x25 has replaced my WO unit in one car - don't know what the wife has done with them

#79 Lane

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

Leupold Katmai 6x32 in the glove box
Leupold BX-3 Mojave 8x42 in the trunk

#80 rydberg

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

Bushnell legend 8x42 and, when I really want to see the action from the moving vehicle (when MY WIFE is driving, not me :) ) a canon 10x30 IS.
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#81 planetmalc

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

I'm not a motorist, but my bicycle saddlebag always contains an Opticron 'Sequoiah' reverse-porro 9 x 21MC. Nice & light at 184g, plus a 7 degree field. Cossetted in bubble-wrap.

#82 Quinn

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

The EDC bag in the car is a pair of Bushnell 10X25s. Not the best for astro but better than the 1X5s i was born with. Also have a really cheap monopod for a bit of stability.

#83 edwincjones

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

at the current time, no binoculars
but
my orion 10-25x42 monocular
-cheap
-expendable
-useful at 10x with higher if necessary

I was at my grandkids school waiting to pick them up,
when I saw a bird on a distant limb
? hawk, but could not ID at that distance with 6.5x19 pentax papillio,
now I can ID distant birds, but maybe not close birds

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#84 titanio

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:52 PM

I don´t have my car here in Bogotá, but I have a very nice Bushnell 8x32 which I can carry with me even in a pocket.

#85 gmazza

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

Pentax papilio 6.5x is the most all around of mine, insects, scenics. But weak for stars

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Any new additions?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

varies from time to time, but now
10-25x42 orion monocular
8.5x21 pentax papillio (I liked the 6.5 so much I got the 8.5 also)

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#88 John Kuraoka

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

In the center console: Nikon Venturer 8x23 binoculars. Very handy for looking ahead when stopped in traffic to see what lane to get into to get on the freeway. In the fanny pack/go bag: Olympus Roamer 8x21 (unexpectedly good). Also, an old, tiny Edmund Scientific triple optical tool that's a poor monocular, a decent but awkward loupe, and a pretty darn good low-power microscope when illuminated with an LED light.

#89 Doug D.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

As of this weekend - that would be my Vortex Viper HD 6x32. Replacing a Nikon 8x32SE, which is taking a trip to Nikon service. I always keep my binocs in the trunk of my minivan in a small insulated cooler. In summer, I won't leave them in the car if I know I'll be away more than hour.

#90 OpalescentNebula

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

For near home I always have the 7x50’s in my truck. When I’m away from home (presently 1200km from home) my 10x42’s & 15x70’s with a tripod. That way I can enjoy the night sky with either and can use the 10x42’s for when I go on hikes.






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