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Old 25th March 2013, 20:33   #76
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675X? You mean you could see something clearly at that magnification? You must be having truly wonderful optics, a rock solid mount, superb seeing and excellent eyepiece all at the same time. A very rare thing to find indeed. Congratulations!!
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675X? You mean you could see something clearly at that magnification? You must be having truly wonderful optics, a rock solid mount, superb seeing and excellent eyepiece all at the same time. A very rare thing to find indeed. Congratulations!!
Hello Chandrainsky,

As I wrote, the optimal magnification level is anything upto 270X. As a general rule for telescopes, the maximum usable magnification level is 60 times the aperture size in inches. My telescope has a 4.5 inch aperture which takes the mag. level to 270X (4.5 X 60). However the eyepiece supplied with the scope provides a mag level of 225X. I have a barlow's lens which can be put on any lens to provide 3X mag level of that particular lens. So, 225 X 3 = 675X; though only useful with bright objects.

Regarding optics, all my lenses are made by Celestron itself, so they really give a crisp image quality. The mount is a solid German Equatorial Mount & is fairly sturdy with a heavy counterweight. Overall, its a very good telescope for amateur astronomy which people like us aspire!

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finally few days back, I ordered from Flipkart - Celestron Upclose G2 10x50 porro bino
http://www.flipkart.com/celestron-up...mdaffxemnayhhh - costing Rs.2566/-

the parcel was promptly delivered in 2 days; comes with soft cover/pouch, lens covers, thin nylon strap and a piece of manual like paper. at this price, its really value for month, with an average build quality. I did a initial test - the results were really very good. Even the moon was looking very good! I intend to use in some of my road trips when I have a time to see distant views, not a very serious usage though.
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Hello Fellas,

Just found this thread while googling for binoculars. I will be using binoculars while travelling, having a close-up view of mountains etc. Which would be a good one or what specs should I look for?
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Regarding optics, all my lenses are made by Celestron itself, so they really give a crisp image quality. The mount is a solid German Equatorial Mount & is fairly sturdy with a heavy counterweight. Overall, its a very good telescope for amateur astronomy which people like us aspire!

Thanks & regards,
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Hello Saket, and All,

Can you please suggest a telescope available online (INR 6000 - 8000).

I wish to give it to my 12 years old son to help him get introduced to astronomy. I know nothing about telescopes.

P.S - Pl make reasonable assumptions if required.
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Hello Saket, and All,

Can you please suggest a telescope available online (INR 6000 - 8000).

I wish to give it to my 12 years old son to help him get introduced to astronomy. I know nothing about telescopes.

P.S - Pl make reasonable assumptions if required.
Hello skdking,

If you can slightly increase your budget, you can gift your son a seriously good starter telescope from Celestron. That is the 114EQ Powerseeker: A reflector. It has a 4.5 inch aperture which is good for start. Here is the link and I think its a very good price. I bought the same for 13.5K some 5 years ago.
http://www.amazon.in/Celestron-82165...inhydr18418-21

For a lower budget, you may opt for the younger sibling of the above telescope which has a 3 inch aperture. However, I have a feeling that he will soon grow over it.

Do let me know if you want more details.

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I have fungus build up on the internal optics of my carl zeiss binocular. I contacted carl zeiss factory in bommasandra. They said they do not clean binoculars with fungus. Are there other places in Bangalore where I can get it cleaned?
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Any good places in Delhi NCR to buy telescopes and binoculars?

Amazon and Flipkart don't have a wide range of products to choose from.
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Hello Fellas,

Just found this thread while googling for binoculars. I will be using binoculars while travelling, having a close-up view of mountains etc. Which would be a good one or what specs should I look for?
If you foresee extended hours of viewing, then don't buy anything heavier than 8x42. I use these for birding. Excellent for viewing mountains and peaks as well. Reasonably bright image. Nitrogen filled. Waterproof. I am not too sure if they are available in India though. I got them brought over from the US. The ones that they sell here officially are toys really.

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I need some help? I got a old Binocular which was bought in Germany some 20 years ago by my father-in-law. The make name is SEHFELD 7*50 Prismatic. Currently I am unable to use it since fungus has got on to the lens inner part.
The couple of questions is that
1. How much it will cost to repair the binoculars and bring it in order.
2. Is this brand worth the money to be spent on restoring it.
3. I live in Chennai, Can some one suggest some good shops to give it for restoration.
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Hi guys,

Digging up this old thread. I am looking to buy a pair of binoculars primarily for stargazing. These are for my children (age 10+ and growing). Any inputs would be greatly appreciated. I have a budget of around 5k.

Thanks.
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Hi guys,

Digging up this old thread. I am looking to buy a pair of binoculars primarily for stargazing. These are for my children (age 10+ and growing). Any inputs would be greatly appreciated. I have a budget of around 5k.

Thanks.
Please buy a Celestron telescope, if astronomy is the purpose.
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I use these for birding. Excellent for viewing mountains and peaks as well. Reasonably bright image. Nitrogen filled. Waterproof.
Have you tried 8x42 of other brands?
If yes do you see any perceivable difference in image quality that can be attributed to the "quality Nikon optics" that I see on many blogs?

PS: I have a Bushnell H2O 8x42 waterproof roof-prism bin coming this Christmas
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Have you tried 8x42 of other brands?
If yes do you see any perceivable difference in image quality that can be attributed to the "quality Nikon optics" that I see on many blogs?

PS: I have a Bushnell H2O 8x42 waterproof roof-prism bin coming this Christmas
I had a Bushnell 8x42. Forget the exact model number or other details. It felt pretty heavy and I didn't like birding with it. Not practical as birding bins, particularly the kind of birding that I do - day long walks.
I think my Nikon model offers relatively brighter images and decent for the bulk and cost. But it's a very basic entry level pair of birding bins. I haven't tried any other brand of bins. I am sure the brands like Zeiss or Leica are way superior.
Incidentally I use Canon cameras and lenses and don't have any special soft corner for Nikon. But I have nothing against Nikon either
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I use a 10X50 (Olympus 118760 Trooper 10x50 DPS) pair of binoculars for birding. It's a relatively inexpensive one, but I really like it (bought it on a friend's recommendation). It's perfectly adequate for the task, focusses well, is reasonably bright, and while it may be a little heavier (1.88 lbs) than the Nikon Monarch 8X42 (1.3 lbs), I feel the increased range is worth it. Costs around $60 in the US. Local vendors will probably sell it for a little under Rs 5000. Amazon sells it for a little over Rs. 5000.
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