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Depending on the season you can try different objects. Try large star clusters and nebulae: The Pleiades Orion nebula Andromeda galaxy M13 globular cluster Also double stars like epsilon Lyrae. It helps to have a foto tripod and an adaptor for the binoculars. Gives much better view when the binoculars are resting on the tripod.


Try galaxies like Andromeda, and clouds like Orion's sword, as a start.


The main point is that it all depends on the optics quality. Nikon is a good brand, but $300 for a 50mm binocular is way too much. Remember the golden rule while buying any kind of telescope or binocular: Aperture matters, not the Magnification. In a binocular, say "7x50" models, you get 7x magnification with 50mm aperture, which restricts how far you can ...


For higher magnifications, you are going to get into the territory where a tripod becomes a must. I mention this because you didn't say anything about a tripod, so the implication may not have crossed your mind. Unfortunately, the cost of a tripod will eat into your budget. I am inclined to think that your best option would be a telescope. (Unless you also ...

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