Monocular vs. Binoculars -Whats The Difference?

monocular vs. binoculars

Hiking, backpacking, canoeing or just taking your dog for a walk in the woods, when out in nature there may always be interesting stuff to observe.  A good pair of small binoculars or a monocular can always be useful to take a closer look at some birds or other wildlife or just to scout interesting … Read more

Waterproof Binoculars – Keep Moisture Out

Binoculars dropped in water

Fog and waterproof binoculars are perfect for anyone who has to deal with really bad weather, extreme temperature fluctuations, and high humidity environments such as the jungle or on the ocean. Waterproof binoculars work in any kind of weather and environment because the seal protects them also against dirt, dust, and sand. These are essential … Read more

Binoculars Care and Maintenance – How To Clean Binoculars

binoculars care, how to clean binoculars

Whether you are a recreational user or 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 binocular care should be taken to reduce wear and tear to the instrument and to extend its lifetime. … Read more

Preventing Lens Fungus and Mold in Binoculars and Telescopes

lens fungus in binoculars

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 lens fungus and mold on optical instruments is essential to the performance of the optics. Lens Fungus and Mold in binoculars and telescopes The mold that can appear on … Read more

Good Telescope For Children To Get Started With Astronomy

good telescope for kids

The universe has always inspired the imagination of the people. 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 explore the world around them and may spark an interest in science. However, it is not always easy to … Read more

Best Telescope for Amateurs and Hobby Astronomers

best telescope for amateurs

For the beginning hobby astronomer, the question of 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 … Read more

Different Kinds of Telescopes for Amateur Astronomers

different kinds of telescopes

Since the invention of the first optical instruments in the early 17 century, inventors have developed many different types of telescopes. It was always about improving the optical performance. But regardless of whether it was telescopes or binoculars which they were trying to improve, they all work according to the same optical principles of refraction … Read more

Difference between Telescope and Binoculars

The difference between telescope vs binoculars 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 only, are bulky, need a tripod and mounting, and are intended for the … Read more

Glossary Binoculars Terminology

binoculars terms

Binoculars Glossary There are a lot of special terms and lingo when it comes to binoculars and telescopes. Understanding the technical terms helps to understand how binoculars work and to assess the quality of optical instruments. Common binoculars terminology Aberration These are errors that occur in optical systems due to the natural laws of how … Read more

Binocular Repair Basics, Repairing Binoculars Alignment

Binocular Repair Basics, repairing binoculars alignment

Binoculars are two telescopes linked together that create two separate images. To produce a crisp and perfectly merged 3-dimensional image, the path of the light (optical axis) through lenses and prisms inside the binoculars, needs to be in perfect parallel alignment. This is called “collimated”. Only when the optical axis of the binoculars barrels is … Read more