First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
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Quote: The moral is that people vary greatly in how much they can bend their necks. And the degree to which you can bend your neck will probably determine how happy you are with tripod-mounted binoculars. My own experience is that most of the things I want to look at are uncomfortable to view, and some of the things I want to look at are impossible to view.
Quote:Or a Starchair 3000... Any bino can be mounted there and you can even pass the Zenith accidentaly....
Quote:I found that viewing objects close to the zenith was more confortable using a p-gram mount. The pic is from Green Bank StarQuest 4 ....
Quote:I figure that serious tripod mounted binoculars need 90 degree diagonals.
Quote:The downside is that it's more cumbersome to carry around than a mid-sized telescope.
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
C-9.25 SCT C-8 SCT C6-R with moonlite CF 2 focuser 10" home made Dob with Parks optics William Optic Zenith Star 80 ED I Skyview pro Goto mount. Losmandy GM-8 Orion 20X80 binoc's Orion Paragon-Plus Binocular Mount and Tripod
Quote:My solution to observing objects that are at the zenith is to wait two hours.
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Quote:The marvelous thing about the night sky is that if you wait a while, your object will be away from the zenith. No stiff neck.
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
The night sky is the canvas....
My optics are the brush....
The Milky Way is the masterpiece
reductio ad absurdum of epistomology is solipsism....
Quote:I want to see a commercial solution for comfy hand holding...
MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Quote:i can get to 80deg ok with my P-mount...who wants to look directly overhead at scorpio/sagittarius in the cool of winter anyway?? oops my bad - i forgot they are low down for you guys
Quote:But Jon, larger objectives introduce additional mass, complexity and cost due to the folding of the light paths for the narrower IPD. And enter the stout mount to support the thing. Besides, such beasties already exist. I want to see a commercial solution for comfy hand holding...