[AZ-Observing] Re: Wide Angle Binoculars comparison

  • From: "Eric Steinberg" <eric@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 16:29:03 -0400

One other tip - Years ago I had a nice pair of 20 x 50's which I dropped
on a hard surface.  Try not to do that either.  On the other hand it
gave me two images for the price of one!

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Dan;

Thanks for the tip, I will watch out for that.

Steve Coe


On 14.05.2013 10:59, Dan Heim wrote:
> 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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