Posted 21 November 2003 - 03:01 PM
Posted 22 November 2003 - 07:23 AM
there is a separation between the rings and the disk of the planet, if your eyes will allow it.
Mars is tiny.
Venus can sometimes be noticed as to what phase it's in.
You can see the moons of Jupiter.
I don't know my way around the moon, but it looks nice
Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:17 PM
With all due respect to the binos, I am able to see more detail on planets and moon with my refractor but then again I am able to bump up the magnification with the scope.
My binos give wider field of view, and a very sharp view it is with no false color. I use the binos more because they are so very easy to set-up and it is more pleasing to view with both eyes (simultaneously of course ... hee hee).
Posted 23 November 2003 - 02:37 AM
Posted 23 November 2003 - 06:51 AM
When I owned a pair of Oberwerk 15x70s (I believe it was 15x) and then a pair of 16x70 Fujinons I used a tripod. The Fujies were especially heavy and hand-holding was out of the question.
I have since built a parallelogram mount and that has been a great leap forward. Now I have much more flexibility and am able to view while laying on the lawn lounger in the backyard. However, as Ed previously pointed out, a scope will most likely provide more detail with planetary viewing (unless you are lucky enough to have binos with aperture of 125mm or above .... and then I am only guessing that you will be seeing more detail as I have never had the pleasure of looking through real "giant" binos).
Give the tripod a try. Nick
Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:02 AM
Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:33 AM
In addition, from what I have read about the 25x100 binos, the best views will be in the center of the field. If you are trying or getting Saturn out towards the other 25 to 30% of the field of view then you probably won't be seeing any ring separation.
Get the tripod and good luck with clear skies. Nick
Posted 02 December 2003 - 07:37 PM
The best views of the moon I've seen with binoculars have been through my Nikon 8-16X40 XL Zoom at 16X. While my Burgess 20X80 gives a larger image scale, the brightness is blinding, and craters and rills are not as sharp as the Nikon Zoom (I can handhold both the 20X80 and the Nikon at 16X). However, like Edz said, binoculars are not well suited for planetary viewing. Heck, planets are even hard to view with telescopes except under very steady skies, and in the case of Mars, every 60,000 years. ;-)
Posted 03 December 2003 - 01:09 PM
When viewing the moon through binoculars at magnifications in excess of around 12x ,I advocate either using moon filters , masking down larger objectives to reduce brightness , exit -pupils and chromatic abberation or actually buying a dedicated small exit -pupil bino specifically for the purpose.
To this end , on the moon , something like an inexpensive 20 x 50 might well provide as much detail and pleasure as a more expensive 20 x 80 for example .
Clear Skies --Kenny
Posted 03 December 2003 - 10:42 PM
Posted 04 December 2003 - 02:46 AM
All the other factors I mentioned apart from magnification itself would doubtless influence the very minimum value of magnification at which this would be discerned , as also would individual visual acuity.
Clear skies -Kenny
Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:21 AM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 08:38 AM
With my 22x60 binos I can see the...
By any chance Nick, would those binos be the Miyauchi Pleides