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#1 sam.clearsky

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Hi All,

I am new to astronomy and I have decided to buy my first set of binoculars', after much research I have narrowed down to the the below list.

1. Oberwerk 8x56
OR
2. Oberwerk 9x60
OR
3. Oberwerk/Garret 15x70

Can anyone suggest which one should I go for?

And is there any major difference b/w 8x56 and 9x60 wrt to viewing and overall experience??

I stay in a city which is heavily light polluted.

Purpose:
1. Lunar and Planetary observation,
2. Wanna get used to night sky observation
3. Cluster viewing and Nebulae viewing too.

Clear Skies, :imawake:
Sam
 

#2 Mark9473

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

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#3 Binojunky

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Well you won,t see a lot on the planets,moons of Jupiter, phases of Venus and thats about it, on the Moon a bit more but again limited, star clusters are the main area where a binocular shines. An 8x56 and a 9x60 are very close, not much to bother about anyway, a 15x70 would require a tripod of some sort, yes they can be hand held for short periods but its tiresome and the x15 magnification makes the jiggles more noticable.
I still think a good pair of 10x50,s are the very best first pair of binos for seeing the night sky,DA.
 

#4 KWB

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Since there is a duplicate thread in Beginners started by the OP that has elicited more response,this thread is now locked. Link to thread
 






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