Astro Hutech Hinode 1.8×40

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Objective diameter:  40 mm
Magnification:  1.8 x
Exit pupil: N.A.
Eye relief: N.A.
IPD:  50 – 71 mm
RFOV:  > 24 degrees
Focus type:  IF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Excess travel beyond infinity position (estimate): 3.5 dpt
Prism system:  none (Galilean)
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and objective caps): 204 g
Made in: China



With only 1.8x magnification, the Hinode offers the lowest magnification FOV of the five widefield binoculars in this collection, see  separate posts

“Omegon 2.1×42”,×42/
“Vixen SG 2.1×42”,×42/
“Orion 2×54”,×54-ultra-wide-angle/
“Kasai Trading ‘Rusinov’ 2.3×40”,×40/
“Kasai Trading 3×50”,×50/

On the other hand, the lower magnification results in a slightly inferior contrast, with the sky background a bit brighter. In contrast to the other three, the Hinode can be taken apart and also be used in monocular mode. Almost as light and compact as the Kasai, it allows mounting on a tripod like the Vixen and the Omegon.


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