@Echolight - Do they connect to the OTA somehow specifically, or was that meant more as a joke - just use binoculars instead of a telescope? Sorry, total n00bie!
They don’t connect to anything but my hands. But not a joke.
I mainly use a manually guided mount. The binoculars have a very wide field and I use them as a finder to spot DSO. A lot easier to scan an area than with a finder attached to a telescope. And once pinpointed with the binoculars, it’s much easier to get them in the sights of a telescope.
Of course you have to kinda know what you’re looking for with DSO. Aside from open clusters, which are mostly resolved with binoculars. Other DSO often just look like a tiny gray/white cloud at very low power.
Of course others have suggested pointing a green laser that’s attached to and aligned with your telescope at the object that you see in your binoculars. Or objects that you can see with the naked eye but just have a hard time getting in the narrow field of view of an SCT or Mak. Which sounds like a good idea. I don’t have one yet.