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JMI RB-16 (16-INCH BINOCULARS)

Started by Thomas Dey, 10/29/2017 10:00PM
Posted 10/29/2017 10:00PM | Edited 10/29/2017 10:08PM Opening Post
DESCRIPTION: I've had these for a couple of years now, and have them nicely optimized for viewing. Here are a few pictures. They are in a shed out behind my (rural) house. Still adding some bells and whistles, but delighted with the comfort and views. Some tech specs: Mirrors are custom high-end that I out-sourced, also great figuring, testing, enhanced coatings (OWL), better flat folds throughout, encoders. And even Night Vision eyepieces both sides. USE: Bino vs Mono picks up a full mag and better combined visual resolution, NV gains another mag vs traditional eyepieces. NV + 12nm H-alpha enhances nebulae tremendously. My favorite objects are globulars, galaxies and, especially, groups and clusters of galaxies. These are VERY comfortable to use! Tom

picture 1 is the observing shed, seen from the back deck of my house.

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29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 10/29/2017 10:03PM | Edited 10/29/2017 10:13PM #1
picture 2 shows the binos easily roll out. This commercial (Amish) shed is perfect, and affordable! I ran electricity out, under ground. Very convenient!

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Thomas Dey's attachment for post 151985

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 10/29/2017 10:04PM #2
picture 3 good view of the RB-16 binos, ready for action.

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Thomas Dey's attachment for post 151986

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 10/29/2017 10:07PM #3
picture 4 shows the Gen 3 Night Vision Eyepieces! Yep, just ~turn them on~ and use just like any other eyepieces. They gain about a magnitude on stars and galaxies. Ummm... oh yeah, I DID build custom 1.1x barlows to access focus, pretty much parfocal to the Naglers.

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Thomas Dey's attachment for post 151987

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 04/19/2018 04:43PM #4
What's happened to all the images for this thread?

Rob

Enjoying astronomy at the Eyepiece of large classic refractors.