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Post by Mandrew » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:57 am

Clouds finally parted for a few minutes, so I dashed out to try my new Oberwerk 8x56 glasses. Intermittent clouds, but high overhead I caught the Pleiades. Very nice Good contrast in these Binos. There is a quarter moon, so I checked it out. Very nice view, chromatic aberrations very minimal. Could make out very good detail, then clouds started rolling in again. Just getting out under the stars, even for a few minutes does me good! Binoculars are a lifesaver when the clouds are uncertain.
Devout bino lover and Lunaholic! Scopes - Celestron RASA 8, Orion 180mm Mak-Cass, 6"f8 dob, ST80. binos - Orion 7x50, Oberwerk 8x56 LW, Oberwerk 15x70 Deluxe, Oberwerk 100mm ED Binocular telescope.
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Post by Don Quixote » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:24 am

Yes...getting out under the stars is the IT!
Binos are the ticket as you have shared here.
Thank you for posting.
SCOPES: ES127 f/7.5, ES80 f/6, SW100 f/9. Meade LXD75 8" Sct f/10, Meade 2120 10" Sct f/10, Bresser 152 f/6.5 Newt.
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BINOCULARS: Oberwerk 25X100, Swaro 10X30, Pentax 8.5X43 DCF SP.
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Post by helicon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:02 pm

Glad that you had a nice session last week. Hopefully you will be able to get out with the new binos again soon.
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Various scopes, 10" Zhumell Dob, ES AR152, AWB 5.1" Onesky newt, Oberwerk 25x100 binos, two eyeballs
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Post by Makuser » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:48 pm

Hello Mandrew. I agree with the above posts. I have 7x35 and 15x70 binoculars, and they are a great way to check your sky. And, don't sell the binoculars short, as they are still quite handy even after you have purchased a telescope.
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Post by Mandrew » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 am

In all honesty, even though I own some outstanding scopes, Binos are m “first line of operation” when I go out. I take the rest out when things are stable and not going to change for a while!
Devout bino lover and Lunaholic! Scopes - Celestron RASA 8, Orion 180mm Mak-Cass, 6"f8 dob, ST80. binos - Orion 7x50, Oberwerk 8x56 LW, Oberwerk 15x70 Deluxe, Oberwerk 100mm ED Binocular telescope.
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