Binoculars Addiction

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Re: Binoculars Addiction


Post by Max Nomad » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:29 pm

Random Oberwerk update:

The past few nights have been especially interesting with the Oberwerk 9x60. Although I'm just doing basic star-hopping and satellite spotting I was impressed by two things: (1) their ability to cut through 18% cloud cover (i.e. - anything dimmer than Vega or Deneb isn't visible to the unaided eye) and (2) being able to take them from 74 degrees F indoors to 55 F outdoor ambient temp and get right into viewing with virtually no cool down. By comparison the Celestron Skymaster DX fogs up like a sauna. #TeamOberwerk
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Re: Binoculars Addiction


Post by helicon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:25 pm

I have had the Oberwerks out 2x this past week, had some more great views of M31 and M103, plus the Double Cluster. I have yet to see the Orion Nebula but I imagine it will be a revelation. I definitely recommend the 25x100's.
Various scopes, 10" Zhumell Dob, ES AR152, AWB 5.1" Onesky newt, Oberwerk 25x100 binos, two eyeballs
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Re: Binoculars Addiction


Post by j.gardavsky » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:57 pm

Next year I will seriously consider to replace my old 25x100 FB, with either the 25x100 ED from APM, or with the 23x110 (not confirmed ED) from Teleskop Service.

The APM binos are light weight, but with a short eye relief, no threads for the filters.

The TS "Big Bertha" must be checked, so I would have to drive 2 hours to Munich, test the binos which may possibly have just the short flint (KZFS) instead of true ED, and then to drive 2 hours back.

That's the life,
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