Binocular Parallelogram Mount

to my new Mirror Mount

When I was first contemplating building a binocular telescope, I though it would be a good idea to first see if binocular viewing was really something that suited me. Although I already owned a 8×56 and a 12×80, these were of questionable quality. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a 28×110 of superior quality for an introductionary price. The binocular is from a new line made in China that is also being sold by Garrett in the United States. It has individual focus, big wide angle eyepieces and can be fitted with filters. The optics are excellent and the views (esspecially of the milky way) are spectacular. One thing hadn’t thought about when I was buying it, was the weigth of the thing. Holding a big binocular weighing 7 kg steady requires weightlifting capability and is near impossible. So I build a parallelogram mount.

My new Mirror Mount