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Re: 20x80 binocs or 7x50 or what???

Started by mhansen, 08/10/2002 08:12PM
Posted 08/10/2002 08:12PM Opening Post
Something in between would be best. I have a pair of 16x70 Pro-Optics. Cheap, well collimated and great for banging out Messiers from a dark site. I use them mounted on a vari-height video tripod. They put up a terrific view of Ikeya-Zhang. Also have a pair of 8x42 Tasco Millenium 2000s. They are very nice to use and easily handholdable. The 16x70s are for tripod mounting... unless you have forearms like Popeye.

Alan Adler recently had an article on binocs in Sky and Telescope. Check out his opinion. He has numerous hours logged using binocs of various sizes.

Clear skies.

Mark Hansen
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