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#1 range88

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:54 PM

Just plain amazing, and incredibly easy to use.

We went to a star party on Chongming Island, caught a glimpse of M42 and M31 with it, very mesmorizing feeling. Clearly better than the tec 160, 130 apo binos, and 20' dob at the same site.

(Some glimpses of the party:https://www.youtube....h?v=ksp9fcwXbfI)

The 250 is equipped with all easy to operate IPD adjustment knobs, collimation screws(collimate super fast and precise, you know what I mean if you have expirence using Matsumato EMS) and focusing knobs.

Also with push to and moves smoothly.

All assembled  and ready to use in the backseat of a SUV.

We did not have the chance to see Leonard with it yesterday(For this target, the 130 apo bino at under 30x is the best), but I bet it would be a kill. 

These big newt binoscopes have long been discontinued by US makers and I'm really eager to see a comeback.

Handmade by Mr. ShihanZhang and Mr. littlefat.

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:13 AM

A dream scope for sure. 

I've looked at M13 through a 12 inch binoscope and trust me when I say, in terms of viewing pleasure, nothing even comes close to that view.



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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:28 AM

Great video, nice atmosphere - and amazed by the music! 



#6 Stevenkelby

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 01:10 AM

Yep. That's it! That's my end game!  



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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:28 AM

Impressive! Indeed convenient image-merging while looking is most important. Is that what those wing-rods do? I bought JMI 6" and 16" binoscopes years ago and still love using them. I believe that Jim still makes the newer/simpler design SGB-8.    Tom



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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:48 AM

I would like a reverse 50mm finder scope for this.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 03:33 AM

Noctutec sell large dobsonian binoscopes, but there is certainly a hole in the market for cost effective 6-10” binoscopes.

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