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ngc 9999
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Reged: 08/13/12

Loc: Sunrise, Fl. 26 degrees N
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! new [Re: Rich V.]
      #5545235 - 11/29/12 10:18 AM

Rich,

This was handheld, next time when I get a tripod I'm going to measure it more carefully


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daniel_h
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Loc: VIC, Australia
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! new [Re: ngc 9999]
      #5545702 - 11/29/12 03:19 PM

6.15 is peob close to the money

When I had a pair of the same bino I often used a bino harness with it, it took the strain off the neck harness & I found the weight less bothersome & I could use it for longer periods


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ngc 9999
sage


Reged: 08/13/12

Loc: Sunrise, Fl. 26 degrees N
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! new [Re: daniel_h]
      #5566435 - 12/11/12 06:49 PM

What tripod and adapter is good enough to hold the binoculars?

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Man in a Tub
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Reged: 10/28/08

Loc: Fogpatch, CA
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! new [Re: ngc 9999]
      #5566601 - 12/11/12 09:22 PM

For an L adapter:

https://www.garrettoptical.com/category-s/86.htm

Do not get any kind of "standard" L adapter because it might not fit between the prism housings. This is most important for this binocular.

I hope others will make recommendations for a tripod.


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ngc 9999
sage


Reged: 08/13/12

Loc: Sunrise, Fl. 26 degrees N
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #5603754 - 01/03/13 09:51 PM

Hello,

Tested today the binoculars on faint nebula (LM about 4.7, give or take 0.1 magnitudes, time 8:30 pm):

M1 vs M78:

M1: I first located Zeta Tauri and started concentrating above the two stars before M1, the last time I saw it in a darker sky, it was possible to pick it up, it appeared about 40% or 50% the time spent looking, adverted vision only object. The mag 9.6 star next to it was easy to see.

M78: I had located this the same night as M1 in the dark site, so now in my backyard I wasn't expecting to find it. But concentrating my sight in the right spot, it was easier than M1, I even could see it handheld, not needing the effort associated with locating M1, I consider this very good.


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wky46
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Loc: west Ky.
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! new [Re: ngc 9999]
      #5603788 - 01/03/13 10:11 PM

Wonderful! Glad you had a chance to get them under the stars. I seriously contemplated purchasing the Garrett Signature 10x50's but opted instead for the Nikon AE's. I simply didn't have the extra cash. Hope you get many years of enjoyment out of them .... Phil

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ngc 9999
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Reged: 08/13/12

Loc: Sunrise, Fl. 26 degrees N
Re: Finally took a decision on binocular purchase! [Re: wky46]
      #5604356 - 01/04/13 09:19 AM

Thank you.

I hope you enjoy your binoculars too.


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