Birthday Present to myself - eyepiece or binos?
Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:33 AM
What do you guys think? Eyepiece or binos? My list of binos isn't written in stone.. Just been looking at brands and keeping to my $150 budget.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:53 AM
Can't help with which brand but I think a pair of Bino's is a great asset. I always have mine with me when observing but find them most useful when conditions are too bad for telescope use but there are enough clear patches in the sky to allow the use of Bino's.
Mine have seen a lot of use this year, in fact, more use than the scope, and I've been very thankful for them.
Mine are 10 x 50 BTW
Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:30 AM
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:47 PM
Google Thermacell, and do a search on the Equipment forum to find the frequent discussions (at least in the summer) about it.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:56 PM
And, I decided to get the 15x70 Skymaster binos. I couldn't pass up the $60 price from Amazon. Besides the price, the eye relief is 18mm. That should work pretty good for me since I wear glasses. That leaves me $90 I am going to put back in my astro fund. I can add to that to get my 13mm Baader next month or I might get a crosshair reticule. I like the one Dan got. The Orion 20mm model.
I am excited. I can't wait for my binos to come in.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:51 PM
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:34 PM
I stocked up on the pads and butane since we are making another trip to the Dark skies (family farm) in a month.
I planned it this time for new moon. Last year was almost full moon
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:30 PM
I also think a wide FOV 25mm-ish would be neat for some of the larger objects such as Andromeda, Pleiades, and Orion Nebula, but that would be more specialized usage and therefore probably more long-term of a plan.
My primary dilemma (other than $$$) is that I am not sure whether I should just wait until I can go with 2" EPs or not.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:03 PM