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#176 Goodchild

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

Mike G, are you happy with the single arm mount?



#177 Mike G.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:35 AM

Mike G, are you happy with the single arm mount?

Absolutely. At magnifications over 50x it can vibrate a bit but the portability and ease of use make it a no-brainer for a low-cost alternative for large binos. 


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#178 GamesForOne

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:21 PM

I like the single-arm mount, but I don't find it all that portable when there is no quick release. You have to physically unbolt the arm assembly from the bino to get it into a case, or get a case that is 3 or 4 inches deeper to accommodate leaving the arm attached. Plus, if I leave the arm attached, I have to put some cushioning foam between the arm and the bottom of the bino to ensure it doesn't mar the bino finish if it moves.

 

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#179 Mike G.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:45 AM

I ran into the same problem but made a nice case from a plastic utility container (Lowe’s) and some styrofoam. The foam sits under the barrels and allows for post to stay attached during transport. Cheap, effective, even somewhat waterproof.  My tripod has a shoulder strap so the binos go in the container, the tripod over my shoulder with my EP box on top of the container. I can carry everything in one trip. 

hopefully I'm not too off-topic that the mod moves this. just sharing, you know....

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Edited by Mike G., 25 March 2018 - 03:39 PM.

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#180 salico

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:13 PM

here we go. LOMO 80mm Binoptic binoscopeAPO80-6.jpg


Edited by salico, 26 March 2018 - 12:18 PM.

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#181 salico

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

and ED 120 Binoptic binoscope sleeping;-)2017-04-16 22.03.43klein.jpg


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#182 CMacD

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:27 PM

A few buddies and I are going to the Atacama in August for Mars and the southern sky. I had been planning to only use the rented scopes down there but just couldn't come to leaving the big binos behind. So I decided to make a travel configuration for them. They are using the same Oberwerk 100mm objectives and prisms (with custom collimation housings) from the other setup but I'll exchange the chair for a tripod. The 90 deg upgrade uses  99% dialectric 2" diagonals (although I found it pretty much impossible to get the prisms close enough to avoid some vignetting). I still have to finish it with varathane, blackness, etc and create a dark cloth wrapper to keep the stray light out after weight relieving it so much but figured it was ready enough for a post.

 

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Edited by CMacD, 30 March 2018 - 05:30 PM.

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#183 petertinkerer

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

light weight 150 mm binoculars.001.jpeg

 

 

Here is picture of the 150mm F5 Binoculars/Binoscope I took to RTMC Expo this year.  It took an hour or so to re-assemble after the flight, but the simple square frame construction using 3D printed plastic parts and 3/4 inch aluminum angle makes collimation very straight forward. This type of design  is essentially two stacked, standard Newtonian  reflectors and eliminates the need for tertiary mirrors. More info at petertinkerer.com


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#184 Rich V.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:00 PM

Been reviewing this thread from the beginning; lots of nice binos and BTs.  Some great ATM work, too.    waytogo.gif

 

Seeing Beg's classic Miyauchi Saturn II on the first page (post #17), I felt I should post a pic or two of its bigger brother, the Saturn III, to keep it company.  I love the Miya aircraft-like build; very nice finish and mechanics.

 

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#185 stevecoe

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:13 PM

Howdy;

 

Here is me with Apogee binos up about 40 miles from Flagstaff about two years ago.  It was dark and the Milky Way was great.

 

 

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here are my three binos, ready for a clear night.


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#186 neven

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

Here is my collectable item previous owned by Arthur A. Page (https://aas.org/obit...-page-1922-2011 ).

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#187 neven

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:58 AM

Some more photos

 

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:58 AM

neven,

I like the L-bracket for the finder scope... clean...

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#189 Mad Matt

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

Call me crazy but this just happened:

 

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I will do a full write up once it is finished. cool.gif

 

PS: For those who don't get it... it is arguably the best straight (0°) 20x80 money can buy grin.gif


Edited by Mad Matt, 06 June 2018 - 11:43 AM.

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#190 Ant1

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:42 PM

Docter Aspectem... now I'm jealous!



#191 Mad Matt

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:45 PM

Docter Aspectem... now I'm jealous!


No, not any more... now it is a Panoptic-Aspectem :)

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 02:08 PM

I see you had to get rid of the cover plates to fit those eyepieces...lack of back-focus?

#193 Mad Matt

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 02:26 PM

I see you had to get rid of the cover plates to fit those eyepieces...lack of back-focus?

There is an M52x1 to M42x1 adapter that is a little wider then the original eyepiece mounting thread whih means the original covers (only cosmetic) no longer fit. Replacement covers are being printed smile.gif


Edited by Mad Matt, 06 June 2018 - 02:27 PM.


#194 GrahamDFyffe

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:16 PM

My new Oberwerk BT-100XL-ED on the new Obe Tripod

Oberwerk BT-100XL-ED On Oberwerk Tripod at Zenith

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:51 PM

Call me crazy but this just happened:

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I will do a full write up once it is finished. cool.gif

PS: For those who don't get it... it is arguably the best straight (0°) 20x80 money can buy grin.gif

Now this is a bit diao. Hope to see more. Is the original ep still usable?
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#196 Mad Matt

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:44 AM

Now this is a bit diao. Hope to see more. Is the original ep still usable?

Yes, no eyepieces or binoculars where harmed in the process grin.gif


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