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Hawke Frontier HDX 10×42 binoculars. Blog post October 2019

The Hawke Frontier HDX 10×42 binoculars were the clear winner when a customer came to Northern Optics at one of our Optics Weekends at Barton Upon Humber. After finding 8x was not enough for distant wildlife targets, and a spotting … Continue reading

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Hibaldstow astronomy society. Meeting 30th October 2019

Starting 7.15 on the 30th Oct 2019 at the Medodist Hall, East street Hibaldstow,  David Castledine of the Lincoln astronomical society will be giving a talk called meteor observing with a USB TV stick. Entry for the Hibaldstow astronomy society … Continue reading

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Helios Mistral WP3 8×42 binoculars. Blog post October 2019

The Helios Mistral WP3 8×42 were the binoculars of choice when a customer visited the Northern Optics, Optics weekend at Barton Upon Humber. With a budget of under £100 they needed a set for bird watching and every day use. … Continue reading

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Helios Lightwing HR 8×32 binoculars. Blog post October 2019

In what was one the the fastest decisions I have ever seen, a customer who came to the Optics weekend at Northern Optics , Barton Upon Humber looking for a set of good quality binoculars , without spending a large … Continue reading

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Ostara Elinor 7×50 binoculars review

7×50 binoculars are a great choice for low light observations, such as dusk and dawn objects , plus ideal for astronomy. The low magnification makes them easy to hand hold, despite weighing 950g. In this short video, I take a … Continue reading

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Helios Lightwing HR 8×32 binoculars review

The Helios Lightwing HR 8×32 binoculars are a prime example of why in many cases, high quality dielectric prisms will out perform ED binoculars in the same price range with silver coated prisms. Although there is a little red and … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature Trek 8×42 binoculars . Blog post September 2019

A customer came to the Northern Optics public optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre Barton looking for a set of lightweight binoculars for bird watching. 8x magnification was another major factor due to the wider field of view. … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 2nd September 2019

The North Lincolnshire astronomy society was treated to an excellent talk by Chris Roche on Galaxy classification for the September 2019 meeting at the Far Ings visitor centre at Barton. The talk on Galaxy classification came over very clear, with … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 20-60×85 spotting scope. Blog post August 2019

A customer with a Hawke binoculars brochure in hand came to the Northern Optics Optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Barton Upon Humber looking for a good quality spotting scope. He had two in mind. The hawke Endurance 85mm or … Continue reading

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Beta Delphinus double star challenge

Had a most enjoyable evening looking at double stars in Delphinus. After the delightful and easy double star gamma Del, there are some lesser known double stars in this small constellation that are very rewarding. On this occasion Beta Delphinus … Continue reading

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