posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by qvision
I think those are a very acceptable pair of beginning binoculars. The magnification is a little high, 20x. Oddly enough the higher the
magnification, the less light will get to your eyepiece. Higher magnification is great for picking out details on the moon, but it will diminish the
total amount of what you will be able to see. You might look for 10x50 binoculars.
As you get more experienced you may want to buy a set with a larger aperture, which is the diameter of the front lens. A bigger aperture lets in more
light, and you will see more and distance things. the problem with these of course is they can be a bear to drag around.
Just as an aside, by "seeing" things, you will not get hubble quality images. Objects in the binocs will still be points of light for the most
part. You will see, for example, the largest of Jupiter's moons, and double star systems, (where to the naked eye it looks like a single system),
but they are still points of light, and not detailed. It's still fun and I wish you good luck.