Re: 15x70 binoculars?

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 10:27:54 EST

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    In a message dated 11/6/2003 6:25:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, Denis <boucherd@telusplanet.net> writes:
    
    >I bought a pair of 15x70 celestron, 160.00 cdn(about 100 us). So far I
    >have not had the chance to test them properly but the views of the sky
    >from the city were impressive for the price I paid. Definitely need a
    >tripod as after a few minutes, it was difficult to hold them high up
    >steady. Nice view with pinpoint stars, slight distortion on the edge but
    >still satisfactory. Color seems good, good eye relief (18mm), bak4
    >prisms show no obstruction to the main optic.
    
    There are usually a few on sale on eBay - mostly commercial sellers.  A few months ago I bought a used (but like-new) pair of Galileo 15x70 for $60US.  It's easy to find reasonably good (Barska) 15x70's for a cost of $85US or so.
    
    I use these to complement telescopic observation because they are difficult/impossible to hold steady.  An adapter for a tripod is less than $10US at Ritz Camera.  Binocular mounts will cost more than the Binoculars but will make observation an order of magnitude easier.
    
    -- 
    Cheers,
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    http://www.howardastro.org/
    
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