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binoculars care

Binoculars Care and Maintenance

Whether you are a recreational user or a professional, good binoculars are an important tool that you want to rely on. Modern quality binoculars are fairly sturdy and the few mechanical parts are usually maintenance-free. Still, a little binoculars care should be taken to reduce wear and tear to the instrument. Maintenance and care of […]

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mold in binoculars

Preventing Fungus and Mold in Binoculars and Telescopes

Mold in binoculars and telescopes can do tremendous damage to the lenses or mirrors and will render them unusable sooner or later. Preventing the growth of fungus and mold on optical instruments is essential to the performance of the optics. Fungi and Mold in binoculars and telescopes The mold that can appear on glass surfaces […]

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good telescope for kids

Telescopes for Children, finding a good telescope for kids

The universe has always inspired the imagination of the people. What kind of secrets is the universe hiding? Will we ever be able to travel to far away planets? Especially children are fascinated by the almost infinite vastness of the universe and its great secrets. A good telescope for kids may encourage them in their desire to […]

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best telescope for amateurs

Best Telescope for Amateurs and Hobby Astronomers

For the beginning hobby astronomer, the question what is the best telescope for amateurs is quite difficult to answer. But it is tremendously important to choose the right kind of telescope and to know what to expect from a telescope. High expectations in what to see and falling for glossy advertising of cheap telescopes are easy […]

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different kinds of telescopes

Different Kinds of Telescopes for Amateur Astronomers

Since the invention of Optical Telescopes in the early 17 century, inventors have developed many different types of telescopes. Using all the same optical principle of refraction and reflection the different kinds of telescopes for amateur astronomers can be divided into three different categories. Refractors-  telescopes with lenses Reflectors – telescopes with mirrors Catadioptric – […]

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big telescope, telescope vs binoculars

Difference between Telescope and Binoculars

The difference between Binoculars and a classical Telescope is how they are built and in their intended use. The word Binoculars means: two eyepieces, they are of compact design, portable and can be quickly used for viewing. Telescopes are Monoculars: they have one eyepiece, are bulky need a tripod and mounting and are intended for the […]

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best small binoculars

Best small compact binoculars

When in the outdoors the best compact binoculars for hiking, canoeing or hunting might always be useful to have. Pocket binoculars might come handy when watching birds or animals or just scouting the terrain. The best small binoculars should fit into your pocket or backpack without adding much weight or bulk. All binocular manufacturers have different models […]

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Binoculars know how

Binoculars Glossary There are a lot of special terms when it’s about binoculars and telescopes. Find the most common terminology in this brief binoculars glossary: Eyecups: They ensure the correct distance to the eyepiece. Spectacle wearers correct simple visual defects with the binoculars. The glasses should only be used if the compensation on the glass […]

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Binocular Repair Basics

Binocular Repair Basics

Binoculars are two telescopes linked together and viewed separately by each eye. To produce a crisp and perfectly merged image, lenses and prisms inside the binocular barrels should be perfectly aligned or “collimated”. When the two images produced become identical the brain will view the image as one. Frequent use or rough handling may result […]

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