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My astronomy project:
Big Binoculars

Binoculars 25x100

  1. Binoculars
  2. Binoculars mount
  3. Binoculars mount another idea
  4. Test rig
  5. Wooden distance between pier and binocular arm
  6. Binocular holder and First Light! * (You are here!)

6: Binocular holder and First Light!

At last I found something that I can use as a holder to the binocular, a bicycle hook!

Binocular holder

After a small modification of the bicycle holder it looks that it has manufactured for this purpose from the beginning. The two hooks I use as a handle to maneuver the binocular, very handy.

Binocular holder

As it now I can't reach over 45 degrees, and my neck makes pain if I try. But the binoculars with angle oculars was too expensive and I'm not a big fan of visual observing.

Binocular holder

The first object we looked at was the Moon, what a exiting view. It was a weak green ring around the edge, but didn't disturb very much. That's what to expect with a cheap binocular like this. It was very fun to maneuver around in the star fields.

Now I just have to fine adjust some details, the counterweight must be replaced with a more safe construction than the buck filled with stones.

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