Care and Maintenance of Binoculars

  • Stephen Tonkin
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Binoculars are generally robust and require very little maintenance if they are properly cared for. The exceptions are some of the budget binoculars that have flooded the market over the last couple of decades, many of which seem to have poorly mounted prisms that are easily knocked out of alignment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Tonkin
    • 1
  1. 1.FordingbridgeUK

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