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#1 shadowpdiggity

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

Just wondering if any knew of a mounting device for smart phones to be attached to my binoculars. I have 20x80 binoculars and have heard of people doing this but have not been able to find anything that I can use. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

Orion Binoculars and Telescopes has one. I'm sure there are others.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

If your 20x80 has a central balance bar type of mount like many giant binoculars do these daze, this here is a great platform...

Arkon CMP227...

Then use it with something like this...

VCM-513A...

...And you'll be in business. :jump:

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:52 PM

http://www.kickstart...rsal-smartph...

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

http://www.kickstart...rsal-smartph...

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Wow. I didn't realize that Snapzoom was that close to shipping. I'm tempted to pre-order one now... :hmmmm:

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:01 PM

Here's a link to CN member Jarrod's excellent post on the Orion smartphone binocular adapter (January 2013):

Smartphone apps & binocular "push-to" capability

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:34 AM

To be honest I don't see the point, scope yes, binos ?-

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

To be honest I don't see the point, scope yes, binos ?-


I find it most helpful when there are others lining up to look through one of my giant binoculars.

Also, I like using a night sky app to suggest other items in a particular area of the night sky to search for.






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