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bryand

First outing with BigBins

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newtyng5

Very nice Bins there. Bet you can see some cracking birds with those ;) .

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BAZ

They are whoppers! 

Would it be possible to make a counter weight system up for the parallelogram mount so that it balances out and stops it's urge to creep?

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Bottletopburly

Nice bins  prefer the Tesla though 😁

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Bino-viewer

Nice set up Bryan, but its another vote for the Tesla from me (if i had to choose between them 😉)

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bryand

OK so the final configuration is an application of Occam's Razor: the 8x40s and iPad holder have gone.  The two dovetail rails have been swapped around so the big one is now horizontal and provides much better support for the binoculars.  It has also been trimmed so it fits in the case still attached to the bins (they are never going to be used other than on this AZ5 mount).

Star-hopping proved to be easier than expected, so the red dot finder is now clamped to the mounting bar with some B&Q terry clips and is all that is needed.

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The rising column on the Orion tripod means I don't have to stoop to look through the bins and I don't have to buy an observing chair.  Yet.  Result!

 

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djpaul

Hi

What L bracket are you using on the alt as mount for your bins?

I've been looking for a while.

FLO sell 1 for £20 but I'm not sure if it's sturdy enough.

To be used with celestron 15x70s

Paul 

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bryand
On 01/11/2018 at 16:05, djpaul said:

Hi

What L bracket are you using on the alt as mount for your bins?

I've been looking for a while.

FLO sell 1 for £20 but I'm not sure if it's sturdy enough.

To be used with celestron 15x70s

Paul 

It's the Skymaster one from FLO.  Held my 15x70s no trouble.

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djpaul
4 minutes ago, bryand said:

It's the Skymaster one from FLO.  Held my 15x70s no trouble.

Great  news I will get some ordered asap.

Chèers for that info .

 

Paul 

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djpaul

Just to be sure .

It's the ones at FLO that sell for £20 ?

Regards Paul 

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bryand
21 hours ago, djpaul said:

Just to be sure .

It's the ones at FLO that sell for £20 ?

Regards Paul 

Yes, that's the one.

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