Steiner's on a COLD night

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  • Member since
    July, 2013
Steiner's on a COLD night
Posted by SWA Pilot on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:03 PM

Call me a wimp.  For North Texas, last night was just plain frigid.  I knew I wouldn't be outside long so I grabbed my Steiner 10x50s, the Oberwerk's take some time to set up.  I found Collinder 135 in Puppis without a problem.  I think I also found M93 in Puppis as well.  That part about not being outside long, I was out there for almost 40 minutes just enjoying the sights.  I had to come inside first and warm up before I could do the victory dance.

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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    March, 2008
Posted by Antitax on Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:38 PM

  The 10x50 is the fastest and easiest stargazer's not-so-small instrument. If we were the roman army it would be our gladius.

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    July, 2013
Posted by SWA Pilot on Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:11 PM

I couldn't agree more.  What I really like to do is to use them to practice my star hopping.  I find an object that I would like to observe and use the Steiner's with their bigger field of view to practice star hopping to it.  Then, when I know I can find the object with confidence, I get out my Oberwerk's and easily find it and just let myself enjoy the sights!!

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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