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#1 Apracticalguy

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:47 PM

Would be:

IF
Armored
Water Proof
Shock proof
Fully multi-coated lens
BAK-4 glass prisms
Less that 8 lbs
At least 16 mm eye relief
Priced under $400.00

Did I miss anything....please add to this list....!

Sounds practical to me
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#2 SaberScorpX

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:13 PM

Image-stabilized, Solar H-a filters included, and dew-proof. :bounce:

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Ready to tackle the Herschel 400?
http://www.geocities...rpx/SGH400.html

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:35 AM

Perfectly and permanently collimated, zero CA, zero image distortions, and perfectly flat fielded. :smirk:

#4 John Jarosz

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:04 AM

Goto ? :lol: :roflmao: :lol: :roflmao: :lol:

#5 Craig Simmons

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:11 AM

Interchangeable EPs and red racing stripes.

#6 Carsten Doehring

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:02 AM

Kowa Highlander Prominar? Even got the red stripes around the dewshields!

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#7 Apracticalguy

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:45 PM

Sooooooo....are these additional features actually available....or....are these dream features....wish list of bino features?

What would a bino with all these features cost???? Would these be practical?

Tell me more about the Herschel 400 book.....would owning it be practical?

Thanks
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#8 Erik D

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 02:13 PM

The Kowa Highlander Flourite is judged by several astro binocular aficionados as the best ~80mm binocular at the moment...... if you don't mind the price of admission:

http://www.buytelesc...=&pid=4514&m=16

Mount and tripod are extra. Optional set of EPs are available for $750.

I looked thru the Apogee RA 88 at the 2005 NEAF show last month.( Indoors only). Considering the price($695) I was fairly impress with the optical quality and ease of IPD/focus adjustment. I think it's a good way to try out the angled bino concept without spending $$$$ the first time out.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:06 PM

[re: Sooooooo....are these additional features actually available....or....are these dream features....wish list of bino features?]

Guessing this was for me, I was just having some fun. More of a bino wish-list. Never know what'll become available in the future, though.

[re: Tell me more about the Herschel 400 book.....would owning it be practical?]

Not for a binocular project.
It's intended for use with larger scopes.
http://www.astroleag...el/hers400.html

Saber

Ready to tackle the Herschel 400?
http://www.geocities...rpx/SGH400.html


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