The Joy of Binoculars
Posted 27 April 2004 - 01:25 PM
After that, curiosity got the best of me & I had to get my 10x50s to compare the view. All 3 clusters were visible, but not nearly as well as through the larger binocs. But they sure were light to hold!
Posted 27 April 2004 - 02:28 PM
I think Scorpius is one of the most stunning areas of sky, but I only get the chance to view it properly when holidaying in the Mediterranean.
I'll be there in July though :-)
P.S 15 x 70s are great for a quick hand -held session and even 20 x 80s can be at a pinch.
I think any larger than 80mm and the practice gets a little silly , but each to his own.
You're right though Bill - portability ,spontaneity ,
no -fuss , hand -holdability , stereo -vision , wide -fields -- all MAJOR factors in the JOY of binoculars.
Clear skies , Kenny.
Posted 27 April 2004 - 06:52 PM
Posted 27 April 2004 - 09:52 PM
I only had several minutes to spare early this evening, so I grabbed my beautiful Steiner 20X80 giants and got a quick fix from the crescent of Venus in the west, along with four of Jupiter's moons up above, all strung out in a line from their Mother Ship like jewels on a necklace. Then, one quick look at our own half-moon in between the two planets prepared my old eyes for the bright lights of the city again.
No muss, no fuss, just great viewing. That's what I love about a good pair of binoculars. KISS! Ain't life grand.
Posted 28 April 2004 - 07:15 AM
Posted 28 April 2004 - 08:53 AM