Its been a long time since i've been in this here forum (because of 5 months of total clouds), but seasons are changing and lots of new adventures awaits!
Now i've been trying to find a new binocular to replace my old ones (soaked-->fungal growth +warranty ended)
and i've narrowed down to these 2 here:
Note: I chose roofs because i want these binos to stay with me for a long time ( i really do not wanna repeat my mistakes)
Celestron outland X 8x42:
Nikon Trailblazer 8x25:
A lot of you might be asking me why i picked the 8x25s for astronomy. It sounds kinda stupid but i do have a couple of reasons:
1) The amount of praise due it's quality:
I've heard the clarity and durability of these binos are unmatched
2)The difference of limiting magnitude compared to the 8x42s:
From this cloudy nights article (read it, its really interesting), You can calculate the estimated limiting magnitude your binos can bring.
Using this I calculated that the difference of limiting magnitude between the two binoculars is about 0.6
I am asking you if that 0.6 limiting magnitude difference is substantial enough for me to pick the Celestron 8x42s over the (presumably) much higher quality of the Trailblazer 8x25s.
I also do a lot of outdoor exploration, so that might be important to this problem
Edited by Naraya, 12 May 2019 - 05:31 AM.