Phil Harrington binocular universe (November 2006 online extra)
Take a closer look at the innovative mount mentioned in this month's column.
Anyone who has ever tried to view the night sky using binoculars attached to a conventional tripod knows how difficult it can be to get to the eyepieces without knocking into the tripod's legs. That's why most dedicated binocular mounts offset the binoculars away from the tripod, to make viewing easier. But these mounts are often large and unwieldy.