Let me start by saying that I am really enjoying binocular astronomy. I got my binoculars a few months ago and I haven't done this much stargazing in a long time. Much more so than when I just used telescopes. Anytime there is some clear sky, I'm out there. I think it is a combination of it being truly 'grab and go' and the pleasure of watching with both eyes open.
Since I mounted my bins on my 30 year old tripod, things have gotten even better. It is amazing how much more I can see on a stable mount, as compared to hand-held or mounted on a monopod.
So the views are great, but I am running into a bit of a problem: My tripod (seen below) is not that tall when fully extended. I get good views up to an angle of about 45 degrees. Anything higher gets uncomfortable.
I am aware that they make parallelograms to aim binoculars, but they all seem very heavy and I would lose the grab and go convenience that gets me out under the stars so much. So I am wondering if anyone is using and liking the taller tripods that are for sale. For example I came across the Oberwerk 5000 (link). Can anyone comment on the ease of viewing higher up in the sky with this kind of tripod?