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Dec 06, 2011 08:41 |  #16

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Personally I prefer 7x40 or 10x50 for binos, but that's very much a personal preference. At more than 10x, it gets too tough to hold them steady when looking up. If you're going to get a mount for them, you might as well get a small telescope.

Some of these binoculars used for astronomy are virtually nothing more than two small telescopes joined together. The advantage of using a large pair of binoculars to a similar aperture telescope is that you are using both eyes, which will allow you to see more.

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Dec 06, 2011 09:14 as a reply to  @ tkerr's post |  #17

Think of a 100 mm pair of binocs as two 4 inch telescopes, one for each eye. Now, you'll never hand-hold these; you really can't do that with anything larger than about 10 x 50. But the view is amazing and they are a great starter tool to learn your way around the sky with less frustration than using high mag on a two-axis mount.

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