Spotting Scope 20x-60x Zoom £24.99 @ Aldi
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Spotting Scope 20x-60x Zoom £24.99 @ Aldi

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Found 18th Jun 2012
From Thursday 21st June.

Spotting Scope.

200m eye piece 20x-60x
Smooth running focus wheel
360 degrees rotatable scope
Pull-out sunshade
Attached dust cap
Table tripod with pan handle
Soft carry case with carrying strap
Magnification 20x-60x
Fields of view 29m/1000m (2+ 20x)
And 3 year Warranty.
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Original Poster
http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/product_range/Product_detail_Wk25T_34.jpg
any idea if this is any good?
Original Poster
No sorry. This is the same scope (link below), posted last year (it's gone up in price... like everything else at the minute!)

hotukdeals.com/dea…370
What am I meant to be spotting with this?
Birds
Krooner

Birds




You would be better of with a pair of binoculars costing the same price
nice kit...have just used one of these to see that bloody nosey bloke over the road ordering one
Excellent this will go nicely with my M95 sniper rifle.
This bloody nosey bloke has two ....to keep two eyes on the bloke over the road keeping his eyes on me.....
Any good for amateur astrology?
Shadowmancer88

Any good for amateur astrology?



Better to go a pair of good quality 10 x 50 (7 x 50 would be even better) binoculars for the same price, maybe even cheaper.

You'll be able to identify planets much better with them than this. Much better starting point imo

Astronomical Observing with Binoculars

Edited by: "Saintledger" 18th Jun 2012
Shadowmancer88

Any good for amateur astrology?



Don't you need a crystal ball for that?

Still, if you can get your hands on a snipper riffle to go with it, then it would be handy for spotting Russell Grant, prior to taking him out.
Edited by: "melted" 18th Jun 2012
Supermod
Oooh - nice one. Cheers for sharing, Blas.
melted

Don't you need a crystal ball for that? Still, if you can get your hands … Don't you need a crystal ball for that? Still, if you can get your hands on a snipper riffle to go with it, then it would be handy for spotting Russell Grant, prior to taking him out.



A crystal ball and some sort of mental deficiency.
Shadowmancer88

Any good for amateur astrology?



I think I've got this one covered peeps. This item my be more appropriate -

http://i.imgur.com/p3Swl.jpg
Got one of these a year or two back, well worth the money.
For starting out in astronomy a decent pair of 10 x 50 binoculars are a better bet though.

Is this strong enough to see Uranus?
Good for pervs

http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/072010/peeping-3.jpg
rufnek2kx

Is this strong enough to see Uranus?



With use of an additional mirror this is possible.
Upskirt if shes wearing a well polished shoe.
jamgin

Good for pervs



Animal house?
I bought one last year from aldi, does pretty well down the rifle range, you can spend alot more and get alot less.
Saintledger

Better to go a pair of good quality 10 x 50 (7 x 50 would be even better) … Better to go a pair of good quality 10 x 50 (7 x 50 would be even better) binoculars for the same price, maybe even cheaper.You'll be able to identify planets much better with them than this. Much better starting point imoAstronomical Observing with Binoculars



How exactly is a pair of 10 x 50 or 7 x 50, i.e 10x or 7x, binoculars better than a 20x - 60x spotting scope?

And apart from anything else, if you have a dominant eye, as most people do, the diopter adjustment needs to be spot on with binoculars.

I have a Soligor 18x - 50x scope which is pretty amazing (I got it for £10 in a charity shop). A few years ago I was on the beach with it and could read the label on a bottle of pop about 200m away. But you need a bloody good tripod.

I also used it to project the transit of Venus across the Sun the other day which was crystal clear on an A2 white board.
Shadowmancer88

Any good for amateur astrology?



Assume you mean astronomy. In my opinion, it is not good for astronomy. I have one, and when I have tried to use it, I've had a devil of a time trying to aim it in the right direction!

The bend in the tube causes the problem. I know it sounds silly, but it really made it difficult for me to find stuff, and I'm used to Newtonian telescopes where you look through a hole in the side of the top of the tube!

Get yourself a pair of 10x50 binoculars like the other person said, these come up in Lidl's every now and again and probably also Aldi's for about £15-20, and also grab a copy of Binocular Astronomy by Craig Crossen and Wil Tirion. Perhaps also a tripod binocular clamp and a tripod. 7x50s might be better; you wouldn't need the tripod and the clamp. Don't expect to see planets in all their glory, though. For that, you'll need a reasonable telescope; probably not the cheapest (and therefore smallest) on the market. It would be good for observing the moon, and nebulae like the Pleiades.
flamesong

How exactly is a pair of 10 x 50 or 7 x 50, i.e 10x or 7x, binoculars … How exactly is a pair of 10 x 50 or 7 x 50, i.e 10x or 7x, binoculars better than a 20x - 60x spotting scope?And apart from anything else, if you have a dominant eye, as most people do, the diopter adjustment needs to be spot on with binoculars.I have a Soligor 18x - 50x scope which is pretty amazing (I got it for £10 in a charity shop). A few years ago I was on the beach with it and could read the label on a bottle of pop about 200m away. But you need a bloody good tripod.I also used it to project the transit of Venus across the Sun the other day which was crystal clear on an A2 white board.



To be honest, you answer your own question when you say that "you need a bloody good tripod." With 7x50s, you don't. If you have some means of support for your arms, you can also use 10x50s.

Also, with a pair of binos you get a wide field of view that you simply can't get with a telescope.

The dominant eye thing is no big deal. I don't remember a pair of binoculars that didn't have a dioptre adjustment, and all you have to do is focus through the non-adjustable ocular, then switch eyes and use the dioptre adjustment to focus through the adjustable ocular. Also, it only has to be done once, since you're focusing on infinity. I would suggest that it needs to be spot on if you DON'T have a dominant eye; if you were blind in one eye, it wouldn't matter!

I will say though that it does sound like you got a great deal with your spotting scope! And obviously it has uses for astronomy.
Shadowmancer88 Any good for amateur astrology?

Don't you need a crystal ball for that?

Still, if you can get your hands on a snipper riffle to go with it, then it would be handy for spotting Russell Grant, prior to taking him out.

Lolololol very funny!!!
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