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    1. 08-08-2009 09:24 PM #1
      I know nothing about astronomy but I've always been fascinated by space.
      I want to get into stargazing but I think I want to get a pair of binoculars vs a telescope initially since it'll be easy for me to transport around.
      Can anyone give me some recommendations.

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    3. 08-08-2009 09:32 PM #2
      How about this one?
      http://www.telescopes.com/bino...r.cfm
      I can afford that price. (the package with the tripod is a little bit more)

    4. 08-08-2009 11:28 PM #3
      Unless you have extremely steady hands, I'd recommend a tripod. I had some regular binoculars, and it's impressive what you can see with even regular ones. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      08-08-2009 11:44 PM #4
      Yeah, anything over about 10x needs a tripod for sure.
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    7. 08-09-2009 11:35 PM #5
      With Astronomy, you want light gathering over magnification.
      Generally, 7x50's tend to be the brightest.

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      08-10-2009 01:25 AM #6
      Very true for the most part. Most of the recommendations I've seen list starting with minimum 60mm lenses. Some articles I've seen suggest that a 15x60 and up is a good starting point.
      Personally, I've got flaky eyes, so I can't really use binoculars, but those would be minimum numbers I'd be looking at in a spotting scope.
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    9. 08-10-2009 03:39 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by speedn16v »
      With Astronomy, you want light gathering over magnification.
      Generally, 7x50's tend to be the brightest.

      Dave.

      exactly. I like the celestron binocs, but don't have any to really tell you an honest opinion.

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      08-11-2009 02:43 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by DonL »
      How many have heard of Zhumell? That's a new name to me.

      I have heard of them on various astronomy forums, they make Dobs which people seem to like. However they seem to be a US only thing so not available here.

    11. 02-07-2020 09:53 AM #9
      This might help https://wildproofgear.com/best-binoc...or-stargazing/
      Actually the article doesn't compare "apples to apples" since there is a big price range: you can find the 30$ Celestron 7x50 or some Swarowski binocs that start from 1000$...

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