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Could mounting a pair of binoculars serve as a telescope capable of viewing the moon in detail? Not that in Phoenix, AZ there is any night sky... the binoculars' specs are 7X25 376/1000YDS 125M/1000M Thanks.

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Kiteman (author)2007-07-04

If you can get hold of an old pair of naval binoculars, they'd be brilliant. You'd be fine with a pair that was half-broken, so you might get them cheap.

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HamO (author)2007-07-03

It depends on what you mean by "mounting a pair if binoculars". Mounting them to steady them certainly can't hurt, but 7 power by 25mm is not going to give a great bit of magnification. Although on a good clear night it should look pretty nice. The moon is a beautiful heavenly body.

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Doom_Goat (author)HamO2007-07-03

I figured they wouldn't give suck great magnification, they are pretty dinky.

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lemonie (author)2007-07-03

Binoculars can give you a good view of the moon, I've done it. Try it? L

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Doom_Goat (author)lemonie2007-07-03

Sounds like a plan. Thanks.

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