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They have internal baffles that reduce their effective aperture to roughly 63 mm. com May 2010 35 worldmags & avaxhome Two Eyes or One? S&T: TONY FLANDERS (2) Left: A simple parallelogram mount like the Paragon-Plus (sold by Orion Telescopes & Binoculars) puts some distance between you and the tripod, and lets you fine-tune the binoculars’ height with the touch of your hand. This design is relatively simple, inexpensive, and light, but only works well when you’re standing. Right: The UniMount Light, from Universal Astronomics, is jointed so that it can suspend binoculars over a lounge chair, allowing you to observe in complete comfort.

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EDT. This evening and night, in North America, look for ruddy Antares 1° to 2° below or lower right of the Moon, as shown on page 48. The view is best in binoculars. com/ataglance for details on each week’s celestial events. For telescope owners, May is galaxy time. And the grandest galaxy field of all is Markarian’s Chain, at the heart of the Virgo Cluster. m. * Late May Dusk *Daylight-saving time. HOW X E M Procyon Facing West G 7h E B A CANIS MINOR CANCER M Ma oon y1 7 I N D I G E M 5 M3 M3 Ven u s M 36 Late March 7 M 38 c Fa in g Q Using the Map Example: Hold up the map so the “Facing South” is at the bottom.

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