|WideBino28 is a peculiar star-gazing instrument yielding 28-degree field of view with your both eyes. While most constellations can be captured within a field, 1 or 2 magnitude darker stars can be detected. Since early 90's, this unique device has been enthusiastically greeted by huge number of Japanese astronomers. Now it's your turn to experience this marvelous view.|
NEW IMPROVED VERSION!
|- Optics -|
|While keeping the excellent optical design as it was, the polishing accuracy has been improved, and adding very high transmission broadband multi-coating on every optical surface - resulting higher sharpness and better image contrast than the former model's.|
|- Interpupillary Distance -|
|The minimum interpupillary distance of the former model was 58mm - a little too wide for some users. It's now down to 52mm, covering almost all the people including young children.|
|- Diopter Range -|
|The diopter range to focus infinity was rather narrow in the former model - any shortsighted person whose eyes were below -4 diopter couldn't reach the infinity focus. Now it comes down further - anybody whose eyes are over -6 diopter can reach the infinity focus.|
|- Eyecup -|
|Galilean telescope system has no eye-relief. The best way to see the widest field of view is to "press" your eyes close to the eye lenses. Therefore, it's essential to see through WideBino28 with your naked eyes. The distance between the eyecup end and the eyelense surface was 7mm in the former model, but it's now 5mm. You don't have to press your eyes so tightly to the eye-lenses to see the widest field of view.|
|- Size & Weight -|
|The new model is 3mm shorter in the width and 25-grams lighter than the former one.|
|- Strap -|
There were no strap holders in the former model and it was inconvenient to wear it during the observations. Now two strap holders are added on both sides, and a neckstrap comes as a standard accessory. A 255-gram lightweight unit can be pulled around your neck without any stress - you can use it anytime you want to see.The inside size of the strap holder is large enough as 10mm length / 3mm width - switchable to other fasionable straps for mobiles or compact cameras.
NOTICE (1) : Galilean telescope system has no eye-relief. The best way to see the widest field of view is to "press" your eyes close to the eye lenses. Therefore, it's essential to see through WideBino28 with your naked eyes. (Very strongly shortsighted eyes, as - 4 or less diopter, can't reach the infinity focus. In such cases wearing contact lenses is recommended.)
NOTICE (2) : The field of view of Galilean telescope system varies by the pupil diameters of the observer. 28-degree can be obtained when the pupils are opened maximum (usually 7mm.)
*Text and illustrations provided by Kasai Trading Co. Ltd.