Wife, kids, dog.Views with glasses: astigmatism and major floaters.Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-CassPorta II45mm 35° | 40mm 43° | 35mm 49° | 28mm 45° | 25mm 50° | 15mm 58° | 11mm 82° | 10mm 50° | Shorty Plus 2xVestil CPRO-800LP observing chairVarious binoculars in the "bang-for-buck" category
- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote:The other revelation, was how much brighter the 7x35s are than the 10x30s, and how much easier they are for me to hold steady. It was like night and day! I had been considering a pair of 10x50s for nighttime use, but now I suspect that 7- or 8-power may be the limit to what I can actually hand-hold.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:Quote:The other revelation, was how much brighter the 7x35s are than the 10x30s, and how much easier they are for me to hold steady. It was like night and day! I had been considering a pair of 10x50s for nighttime use, but now I suspect that 7- or 8-power may be the limit to what I can actually hand-hold.You weren't trying to use them from a standing position, were you? The key to binocular observing is a chair. Or, for objects overhead, lie down on the ground.
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:I've seen those inflatable kiddie pools recommended as an aid to binocular astronomy, though I haven't tried that myself. I imagine you'd probably want to drain the water in the winter. -- Chris
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)