First time astronomy binoculars

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First time astronomy binoculars

Postby Ginge003 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:00 pm

Hi folks, I’ve got some Celestron 20 x 80 binoculars for Christmas (cloudy skies since Christmas!) I’m trying to focus them but can’t seem to manage to get a whole view rather than a black line between the two sides. Any advice would be very much appreciated :D thank you in advance
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Re: First time astronomy binoculars

Postby Aratus » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:56 pm

Have you pivoted the 2 tubes at the crosspiece to match the distance between your eyes? The left and right views need to coincide. You need to do that first before trying to focus.
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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Re: First time astronomy binoculars

Postby Ginge003 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:15 pm

Hi, thanks for the reply, much appreciated. I thought I had as I just followed the instructions as written but I might cock a snoop at other websites for more handy hints like yours. Thanks again
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