8x40 Minolta wide angle (9 deg.)

Direct Visual ( Dark Sky ) Astronomy has got the Vibe ~ Essence and is Alive ( Ancient History ) , Fabulous, Pure Joy, Challenging and Memorable. ( Pictures, NOT so much )

 

Shown here is the first version with the original LayOuts .

 

Basically, it is binoculars looking into a first surface mirror ( coating on top ) at 45 degrees.
The View is perpendicular ( 900 ) to the binoculars.

 

Just as easy and comfortable to use is the simpler second version.

 

20 x 100mm BinoMax ( below )

 
20 x 100 ApogeeInc, True , 5 Deg. Viewing

Comfortable "True" viewing under 40 deg. on a camping stool with your legs under the tripod.

 

Reinforce the light camping stool legs with notched .62 dia. wooden dowels.
Maxium
( constant 1G ) Load : 200 lbs.

 

 

Note : Get the Free Google Earth/Sky with Lots of Pictures/info. ( At Home. )

 
GoTo : Mirror Attach
GoTo : Bar LayOut and Hints
 

Comfortable, balanced
( reversed+upside down )
viewing above 30 deg.
( Requires Attention. )
Attached :
Red Dot Pointer
( on a magnet ) with tether.
Low
(-) Dec. counterbalance Handle.
Mirror Board LiftOut Strap

 

AstroHints
Max LayOuts
Glass Cuts
PowerPac
ReNew