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I've been considering getting binoculars, mostly just to randomly check out the night sky. I'm not looking to spend a lot because I'm more interested in AP and want to put my money into that. Anyway, would these be worth it?

https://agenaastro.com/celestron-skymas ... 71007.html
Telescopes: SvBony SV503 80mm, Apertura AD10, Daystar SS60DS,Bresser AR-127
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If you are looking for hand held, 12x60 will be hard to hold steady.

I would suggest to go with 10x50 instead. Nikon and Pentax have good following. I have Nikon Action EX and they are great performers. I have a pair of older Orion 10x50, they are as good.
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Bigzmey wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:09 am If you are looking for hand held, 12x60 will be hard to hold steady.

I would suggest to go with 10x50 instead. Nikon and Pentax have good following. I have Nikon Action EX and they are great performers. I have a pair of older Orion 10x50, they are as good.
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Bigzmey wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:09 am If you are looking for hand held, 12x60 will be hard to hold steady.

I would suggest to go with 10x50 instead. Nikon and Pentax have good following. I have Nikon Action EX and they are great performers. I have a pair of older Orion 10x50, they are as good.
Thank you. I will look into them as well. I am looking for something hand held, just something for a quick grab and view.
Telescopes: SvBony SV503 80mm, Apertura AD10, Daystar SS60DS,Bresser AR-127
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-GTe
EPs: Baader Q turret with 32mm Classic Plossl and 18mm, 10mm, 6mm Classic Orthos and Q Turret barlow 2.25x
Baader Hyperion Mark IV 8-24mm zoom, Hyperion zoom barlow 2.25x
Filters: Celestron Variable Polarizing, SvBony F9131A UHC, Baader O III 10nm, Classic Lumicon O III, homemade solar filter with Baader OD 5.0 film, Optolong UV/IR cut
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Binoculars: Celestron Upclose G2 10x50

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I agree, the 10x50 are a good size and can easily be hand held.
Even a cheaper set like Celestron Calvary 10x50 will do a good job.

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I have a pair of Olympus DPS-1 10x50 and I can manage to hold them steady - for short periods at a time though :?

They are excellent quality too and weren't really expensive.
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I ordered these today as just a place to start. Thanks Lady Fraktor for the suggestion. And I am keeping in mind the other suggestions as well. Thank you all. If I don't like these then I'll try different ones. They were cheap enough that it's not a big deal but I have to start somewhere. Anyway, here's the link...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... e246e2f802
Telescopes: SvBony SV503 80mm, Apertura AD10, Daystar SS60DS,Bresser AR-127
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-GTe
EPs: Baader Q turret with 32mm Classic Plossl and 18mm, 10mm, 6mm Classic Orthos and Q Turret barlow 2.25x
Baader Hyperion Mark IV 8-24mm zoom, Hyperion zoom barlow 2.25x
Filters: Celestron Variable Polarizing, SvBony F9131A UHC, Baader O III 10nm, Classic Lumicon O III, homemade solar filter with Baader OD 5.0 film, Optolong UV/IR cut
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Binoculars: Celestron Upclose G2 10x50

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Whether you know it or not, these binos will be your most often used Optical device. You will enjoy them.
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The binoculars arrived today along with the rain. I'm looking forward to trying them out.
Telescopes: SvBony SV503 80mm, Apertura AD10, Daystar SS60DS,Bresser AR-127
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-GTe
EPs: Baader Q turret with 32mm Classic Plossl and 18mm, 10mm, 6mm Classic Orthos and Q Turret barlow 2.25x
Baader Hyperion Mark IV 8-24mm zoom, Hyperion zoom barlow 2.25x
Filters: Celestron Variable Polarizing, SvBony F9131A UHC, Baader O III 10nm, Classic Lumicon O III, homemade solar filter with Baader OD 5.0 film, Optolong UV/IR cut
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Binoculars: Celestron Upclose G2 10x50

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Looking forward to your first light report.
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