[AZ-Observing] Re: Wide Angle Binoculars comparison

  • From: Dan Heim <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 09:59:22 -0700

Yeah, well don't make the same mistake I did and leave them in the car 
24/7. I ruined a perfectly good set of sport binoculars that way. Turns 
out the Arizona summer heat will delaminate the adhesive holding optical 
elements together. Not repairable. Gets all bubbly and hazy, and makes 
it look like you're seeing through fog. Otherwise, enjoy your new eyes.  
-Dan Heim

On 5/14/2013 1:50 AM, stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> May 14, 2013  2 AM MDT
> Tom and Jeannie Clark's place in New Mexico
> Seeing=6, Transparency=7
> Test of Century 8X40 binoculars  9.5 deg FOV
> I purchased a used pair of very wide angle binoculars and they arrived
> this afternoon.  I paid a very modest price and so I was not expecting
> much.  They arrived well packed and with no damage.  I got them outdoors
> and tried them on some distant hills and a radio tower.  I was happy to
> see that they did a good job, they were in collimation and I had no
> trouble getting the binoculars to focus.  When I bought them I was
> hoping they would do a good job for astronomical viewing as well as
> terrestrial.  Even if they did not work out for Milky Way viewing, I now
> knew that they could be put into the car and used for that "boy I wish I
> had my binoculars" event.
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