Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote:Do you want optical, red dot. Laser?
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals." . . . Ben Franklin
Garrett Optical 28x110HD Signature Series
Oberwerk 20x80 Standard
Garrett Optical 15x70WP-CF
Garrett Optical 10x50 Gemini
Bushnell 8x40 fitted w/solar filters
Celestron NexStar-11 GPS
SkyWatcher 120mm Equinox APO refractor
AL MasterObserverC #24
This night has opened my eyes...and i will never sleep again. 20" 3.5 - 12" 4.8 - 25X100 Bino Ethos 21/13/8 - Ortho 18/12.5/9/7/6/5/4 - Zoom Leica Asph
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall
Quote:Have you come to any conclusions about a finder, Bob?
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
Quote:After using my 25x100 Oberwerks last night, I also deceided I needed some type of pointing devise to point my binoculars.Since I already had a Red Dot Finder, I came up with a simple bracket that mounts to my big binos beautifully with almost no effort. I used a 5" long piece of aluminum. 3/4" wide and 1/8" thick with a 1/4" hole in one in end. That's it. Its very effective and clamps down easier and comes off easily. I used two small strips of electrical take you can see on the bottom of the bracket so there's enough pressure to keep the bracket from moving. Its very effective and very simple, and keeps the RDF very low in the mount. Here are a few photos:....Ralph
Quote:Ralph,Very ingenious design for a low-profile mount!
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Bill Pickard "The difference between Stupidity and Genius, Genius has its limits." Albert Einstein
Quote:Ralph, you posted this referral to your Red Dot bracket (which is pretty cool, by the way)in a discussion of Manfrotto gear for which I thank you. I believe this is the Stellarvue Multi-Reticle Finder with a 3/4" dovetail, Correct?Thanks, Bill