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#1 Solozo

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:47 AM

Hi All

Does anyone know of the best monocular for astronomy. I wish to have one for portability and ease of use. Likely to show more stable images I hope than binoculars?

Thanks

#2 Mark9473

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:21 PM

Unless the magnification is much lower than in a typical binocular, the image will actually be less stable. It's easier to hold something steady with two hands, i.e. binoculars.

Of course for portability and ease of use they are hard to beat. One alternative at least approaching the portability, is a small double-hinged pocket binocular.

There have been a few threads on monoculars in other fora; do a search in Cloudy Days, Binoculars and the Beginenrs forum.

#3 Phil Cowell

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:44 PM

The one Sir Patrick Moore wears.

#4 stevenf

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:21 AM

I use the Orion 10x42 waterproof monocular and like it quite a bit.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

I have a pair of Celestron 15x70 Skymaster binos which are very nice:

http://www.optcorp.c...47-659-911-3006

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

Sorry I thought you said binoculars!

#7 faltered

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:50 PM

I like mine of this...

http://www.binocular...ommonocular.cfm

I dont use it much for astronomy, but I suppose if you wanted something really compact for that - this would be a good choice.

#8 Dr. Megabyte

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

I use the Orion 10x42 waterproof monocular and like it quite a bit.

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The Orion is my "Keep it in the car in case I want to look at something" optics. One of the best monocular for anything

#9 Spaced

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:19 PM

This may fall a bit short on your portability criterion, but it may be worth considering.






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