Spotting scope (Vortex)

Spotting scopes

By Sanguino

Bird Watching and other activities that take place in the great outdoors and nature are reasons for a person to own a spotting scope.  They use it for watching for the birds, wildlife that they are seeking to find.  They want to be able to see the nature in its element without disturbing it, but a pair of binoculars are too small, and a telescope is too big, a watcher will need something that fits right.

Here at Sanguino the spotting scope is commonly known just as a scope.  It’s just a more advanced way of looking around and for something. Because it use most commonly in bird watching, due to the fact that a scope can give a more precise view of a bird hundreds of feet away.

The scope is recommended for a magnification of 20x to 60x, which makes the scope recommended for anything farther away that wants to be seen.  Anything farther than what a pair of binoculars can see.  This is the main difference in the two products.

The spotting scope is different from binoculars because the scope only offers service to one eye, where the binocular has both eyes involved.  Only using one eyes however will take away the uneven images that occur when a person uses two eyepieces.  

Some might ask why a person would use a scope when they could use a telescope.  Well that is because the scope is different from an astronomical telescope because a scope has additional lenses that make the image appear upright to the eye.  

In astronomy the image does not have to be up and down correctly, where if a person is looking through a scope at a bird that is flying upside down into the sky the user might believe they have found something rare.
The size is another difference between the two, scopes are normally smaller and lighter than a telescope.

Having a smaller scope does impair the distance a person can see, it makes the scope more convenient to use.
A scope is also different because the magnification change between viewing skies verses viewing the stars.  A normal spotting scope can have a magnification of up to 60x, but a telescope needs to have double that, a magnification of 120x.  

Spotting scopes are something that nature enthusiasts need to have a viewing of birds, animals and other things in the great outdoors of the world.  The want to see things that binoculars won’t pick up but that a telescope would be too big for.  Having the spotting scope is the Goldilocks of viewing aids, it will fit just right.

Want to know more? Here’s a great article on how to choose spotting scopes.