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Postby wyllie67 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:37 pm

Hi all,
Just joined and interested in starting some stargazing. I've read online that is best to start of with good binoculars then move onto telescopes.
Can anyone suggest a good pair of binoculars for stargazing?
I have looked myself and came across "Helios Fieldmaster 10x50 Binoculars" and "Helios Fieldmaster 7x50 Binoculars" but again as Im new I don't know if any of these are suitable.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks
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Re: binoculars

Postby dave.b » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:13 pm

Look for fully coated and a tripod mount or attachment for a tripod mounting bracket.

Most high Street camera shops sell binoculars where you can get a feel for them and listen to the salesperson's advice.
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Re: binoculars

Postby Aratus » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:24 pm

wyllie67 wrote:I have looked myself and came across "Helios Fieldmaster 10x50 Binoculars" and "Helios Fieldmaster 7x50 Binoculars"

Those are the kinds of binoculars that would be suitable for widefield astronomy. If you can get a 70mm lens you will get a brighter image, albeit with a heavier instrument.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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