a mount for binoculars
A binoculars is very useful for the
of the sky. Holding it in hand however causes continuous vibrations
ruin the quality of the images, expecially if the binoculars weighs 2kg
as the Vixen 12x80, imaged above. The most immediate solution is a
tripod, but you will
discover that it's not very comfortable: the observations to the zenith
and in general above the 45° of height result uncomfortable, if not
The definitive solution consists in a
mount that allows the maximum comfort of observation, with the observer
in a natural position, the same for observing without binoculars. To
this I've built a fork mount, balanced and clutched in all the axes.
See other images of this mount, modified for a higher load capacity, in
the page of 20x110 binoculars.