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Build a binocular "Sky Scanner". View the sky through binoculars using this mount which fixes the binoculars so they don't shake and uses a mirror so you don't have to strain your neck. Est. cost: $25.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1988 (v.16#2) pg. 64
Added Info ASTRONOMY Nov 1988 (v.16#11) pg. 6

Build a bino-chair. An ordinary lawn chair becomes an alt-azimuth mount when attached to a revolving base and equipped with a tilting platform to hold the binoculars. Est cost: $75.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1991 (v.19#12) pg. 79

Build a universal, sturdy tripod for a telescope or binoculars. Built from plywood and ordinary hardware. Est. cost: $40.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1992 (v.20#8) pg. 76

Make a sturdy counterweighted binocular mount that can turn in all directions (rotate, side-to-side and up-down) and fits on top of a tripod. Est. cost: $20.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1995 (v.23#8) pg. 71

Stabilize your bino-eyes. Build the "Skyscanner", a tilting and rotating mount that uses mirrors to reflect starlight up into the binoculars for comfortable viewing. Est. cost: $50.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 82

Support stand for binoculars.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 24

An altazimuth observing chair for binoculars. The chair supports 20x80 binoculars, can rotate 360-degrees and features a crank assembly for binocular elevation. Built of angle iron and wood.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 487

Comfort for astronomers: An observing chair. A padded chair built from plywood keeps the eyepiece of a small refractor or binoculars at eyelevel. The chair rotates on Teflon bearings and comes apart into 4 pieces for transporting.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1981 (v.61#2) pg. 162

Wood and aluminum tripod and stand to hold 20x binoculars of 80mm aperture. Designed for use when the observer is standing erect. Adjusts for viewing from horizon to zenith without twisting the body.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1982 (v.64#1) pg. 89

Two chairs designed to support binoculars when used for astronomical observing.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1985 (v.69#2) pg. 171, 172

Build a reclining binocular mount from wood and ordinary hardware. Designed for use with a chaise longue.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1993 (v.85#4) pg. 90

Tip on using pillows to support both your head and your arms when using binoculars to do star gazing.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1995 (v.89#1) pg. 111

Gemini mount carries two separate swiveling platforms that are linked together. Suitable for binoculars or small telescopes, the device ensures that two people are observing the same celestial object simultaneously.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1995 (v.90#4) pg. 81

Texas Slim, a multipurpose binocular mount. This easy-to-make support will hold a wide range of equipment, from big binoculars to small telescopes. Built mostly from plumbing pipe and fittings.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 2001 (v.102#2) pg. 124

A selection of bino-mounts. Tips from readers show that comfortable binocular views can be yours with a minimum of effort and expense.
SKY & TELESCOPE Mar 2002 (v.103#3) pg. 113
Added Info SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 2002 (v.104#4) pg. 14

Some thoughts on choosing and using binoculars for astronomy. Includes some ideas for mounting binoculars.
SKY & TELESCOPE Sep 2002 (v.104#3) pg. 94
Added Info SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 2003 (v.105#1) pg. 14

Photo and description of an astronomical binocular mount made from wood, rope, hinges, and a threaded rod.
TELESCOPE MAKING #22 Spring 1984 pg. 10

Photo of a homemade binocular mount for astronomical viewing. Constructed of wood, the user looks downward toward a mirror which reflects the sky.
TELESCOPE MAKING #23 Summer 1984 pg. 28

A Dobsonian mounting for giant binoculars (larger than 7x50). Does not require clamping and unclamping the axes to move the binoculars.
TELESCOPE MAKING #34 Fall 1988 pg. 12