One Eye or Two?

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Post by Mike Feist »

Question : Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars?

Answer : If you had non-stereo vision or a bad squint so that you could use a binocular (if you did not have a monocular).

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Question : Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars?

I better answer this before I get a reputation!! I always have the binoculars around my neck, even at the scope, in case I want a quick low power view of something. (I'll clarify...that's "something" astronomical!)

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Post by Chris_Barlow »

Mike Feist wrote:Question : Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars?

Answer : If you had non-stereo vision or a bad squint so that you could use a binocular (if you did not have a monocular).

Mike
That's even more dodgey! :lol:

Wandering around with a red light, binoculars, an eyepatch and a squint!

I thought I was risking getting arrested with just a camera! :lol:
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Post by Chris_Barlow »

I used to use an eye patch for shooting target rifles. I was right handed but only knew how to close my right eye at the time!

They are definately more relaxing than holding one eye closed!

p.s I also got mine from Boots. Mine had red felt like material on the inside. :D Wish I still had it!
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Post by joe »

Chris_Barlow wrote:p.s I also got mine from Boots. Mine had red felt like material on the inside. :D Wish I still had it!
Isn't there a singer who had a mink eyepatch? I'll have one of those thank you very much, with the SPA logo on. Where's Barry Turvey when you need him?
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Mine was brown leather and kept my eyebrow nice & warm on the windy ranges in Wales! :lol:
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Post by paulestar »

Hmm, if I could grow my eyebrow long enough so that it covered my eye, then someone would be welcome to my eyepatch...

Hang on a minute...my eyelid covers my eye...
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Post by Alan Harding »

Like quite a few people here, I use an eyepatch my seeing (right) eye waters if I try to close the other. The funny thing is I can quite happily have both eyes open using my microscope (that means I can sketch and observe at the same time).

Just on a different topic, after all my moaning I had a brilliant couple of hours observing last Saturday, at least compared to anything for several weeks past. I spent the time mainly on Saturn, a wonderful sight with Saturn and The Beehive in the same field at 48X, it would have made a marvellous photo if I had the gear. I also went for M42 but the seeing was pretty poor. Of course Sunday was back to the usual 100% cloud!

Hope everyone else had a good one on Saturday

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Post by klm67 »

Chris_Barlow wrote:
paulestar wrote:If wandering around with a red light, binoculars and an eyepatch doesn't bring attention then I don't know what will!

Paul
Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars? :lol:

Unless it's some perverted thing nobody's telling me about?
ycan share them of course ! two people each with and eye patch and one pair of binoculars.

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Post by adrazz »

klm67 wrote:
Chris_Barlow wrote:
paulestar wrote:If wandering around with a red light, binoculars and an eyepatch doesn't bring attention then I don't know what will!

Paul
Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars? :lol:

Unless it's some perverted thing nobody's telling me about?
ycan share them of course ! two people each with and eye patch and one pair of binoculars.

Kevin
lol :D
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Post by joe »

klm67 wrote:you can share them of course ! two people each with and eye patch and one pair of binoculars.

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This is of course an impossibility. I've tried. :shock:
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