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planetmalc
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Reged: 10/21/09

Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: rydberg]
      #5133531 - 03/21/12 11:58 AM

I'm not a motorist, but my bicycle saddlebag always contains an Opticron 'Sequoiah' reverse-porro 9 x 21MC. Nice & light at 184g, plus a 7 degree field. Cossetted in bubble-wrap.

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Quinn
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Reged: 03/19/12

Loc: California, Los Angeles
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: rydberg]
      #5215736 - 05/10/12 03:07 PM

The EDC bag in the car is a pair of Bushnell 10X25s. Not the best for astro but better than the 1X5s i was born with. Also have a really cheap monopod for a bit of stability.

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edwincjones
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Reged: 04/10/04

Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: Quinn]
      #5217726 - 05/11/12 07:39 PM

at the current time, no binoculars
but
my orion 10-25x42 monocular
-cheap
-expendable
-useful at 10x with higher if necessary

I was at my grandkids school waiting to pick them up,
when I saw a bird on a distant limb
? hawk, but could not ID at that distance with 6.5x19 pentax papillio,
now I can ID distant birds, but maybe not close birds

edj


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titanio
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Reged: 02/15/09

Loc: Alicante, Spain
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5217991 - 05/11/12 10:52 PM

I dont have my car here in Bogot, but I have a very nice Bushnell 8x32 which I can carry with me even in a pocket.

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gmazza
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Reged: 03/10/09

Loc: RS, Brazil, 29S 51W
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: titanio]
      #5219290 - 05/12/12 08:30 PM

Pentax papilio 6.5x is the most all around of mine, insects, scenics. But weak for stars

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Simon S
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Reged: 01/07/07

Loc: Crawley West Sussex UK
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? [Re: gmazza]
      #5621103 - 01/13/13 03:52 PM

Any new additions?

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edwincjones
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Reged: 04/10/04

Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5621288 - 01/13/13 05:31 PM

varies from time to time, but now
10-25x42 orion monocular
8.5x21 pentax papillio (I liked the 6.5 so much I got the 8.5 also)

edj


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John Kuraoka
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Reged: 12/12/12

Loc: Sunny San Diego, CA
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5621743 - 01/13/13 09:36 PM

In the center console: Nikon Venturer 8x23 binoculars. Very handy for looking ahead when stopped in traffic to see what lane to get into to get on the freeway. In the fanny pack/go bag: Olympus Roamer 8x21 (unexpectedly good). Also, an old, tiny Edmund Scientific triple optical tool that's a poor monocular, a decent but awkward loupe, and a pretty darn good low-power microscope when illuminated with an LED light.

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Doug D.
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Reged: 08/23/05

Loc: Virginia
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: John Kuraoka]
      #5621914 - 01/13/13 11:24 PM

As of this weekend - that would be my Vortex Viper HD 6x32. Replacing a Nikon 8x32SE, which is taking a trip to Nikon service. I always keep my binocs in the trunk of my minivan in a small insulated cooler. In summer, I won't leave them in the car if I know I'll be away more than hour.

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OpalescentNebula
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Reged: 01/11/07

Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Observing so...
Re: What binocular is in you Car boot/trunk ? new [Re: Doug D.]
      #5622406 - 01/14/13 10:17 AM

For near home I always have the 7x50s in my truck. When Im away from home (presently 1200km from home) my 10x42s & 15x70s with a tripod. That way I can enjoy the night sky with either and can use the 10x42s for when I go on hikes.

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