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Old February 9th 07, 01:07 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
chezruss
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hi
ive got a pair of binoculars that i thought about canniblising into a
monoocular.
its not complete sacriledge as the 2 sides dont focus at the same
point anyway, and also my idea is to keep size to minimum.
anyone ever try this or have an opinion.

thanks chezruss

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Old February 9th 07, 03:47 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Dennis Woos
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Default monoculars cut down from binoculars

hi
ive got a pair of binoculars that i thought about canniblising into a
monoocular.
its not complete sacriledge as the 2 sides dont focus at the same
point anyway, and also my idea is to keep size to minimum.
anyone ever try this or have an opinion.

thanks chezruss


A guy in our club does this to make cheap finders to mount on scopes, and
they work just fine.

Dennis


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Old February 10th 07, 01:35 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Ben
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Default monoculars cut down from binoculars

On Feb 9, 9:47 am, "Dennis Woos" wrote:
hi
ive got a pair of binoculars that i thought about canniblising into a
monoocular.
its not complete sacriledge as the 2 sides dont focus at the same
point anyway, and also my idea is to keep size to minimum.
anyone ever try this or have an opinion.


thanks chezruss


A guy in our club does this to make cheap finders to mount on scopes, and
they work just fine.

Dennis


Gentlemen,

In the October,1998 installment of Sky&Tel Roger Sinnott's
`Tele-Tips' article features a rather detailed method of making
a finderscope out of a binocular half. It requires a couple of
woodblocks, some PVC tubing and some nylon setscrews.
I have been mulling over this idea sent in by Jim Mazur
of North Branford, Ct. S&T may have it archived. Check it out.

Ben
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Old February 10th 07, 01:47 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
dogman
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Default monoculars cut down from binoculars

On Feb 9, 8:07 am, "chezruss" wrote:
hi
ive got a pair of binoculars that i thought about canniblising into a
monoocular.
its not complete sacriledge as the 2 sides dont focus at the same
point anyway, and also my idea is to keep size to minimum.
anyone ever try this or have an opinion.

thanks chezruss


It may not matter but every binoular set I ever saw one side had a
separate focus so you could get both sides in focus.

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Old February 16th 07, 11:33 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Richard Tobin
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Default monoculars cut down from binoculars

In article . com,
dogman wrote:

its not complete sacriledge as the 2 sides dont focus at the same
point anyway, and also my idea is to keep size to minimum.
anyone ever try this or have an opinion.


It may not matter but every binoular set I ever saw one side had a
separate focus so you could get both sides in focus.


He probably means they're not correctly aligned.

-- Richard



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Old February 17th 07, 03:24 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default monoculars cut down from binoculars

On Feb 9, 7:07 am, "chezruss" wrote:
hi
ive got a pair of binoculars that i thought about canniblising into a
monoocular.
its not complete sacriledge as the 2 sides dont focus at the same
point anyway, and also my idea is to keep size to minimum.
anyone ever try this or have an opinion.

thanks chezruss


Cutting a pair binoculars in half to make two finders works just fine.
A lot people go to rummage/garage sales to buy binoculars for just
this reason. I have half a binocular on one of my scopes. Stripping
out the optical parts from the shell can provide a wealth of useful
optical parts. If the shell is broken up you can use the lens and
eyepiece to make a dandy finder/

 




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