I've been looking into purchasing a pair of binoculars for those quick viewing sessions and or when I do not feel like setting up the telescope. Also for visual viewing while I use my scope with camera attached.
Being new at bino astronomy.....My initial thoughts were to use them hand held only while sitting , or from my zero gravity chair.so I was checking out the 10x and 12x models for this. Then I realized that my 8x42 Bushnell H2O roof prism's may just fit that roll. This got me looking through the vast options of 15x and 20x models for mounted use.
So I am a bit torn at the moment between getting a better quality set for handholding at 10x or 12x versus a bit higher mag and mounting on a tripod.
I guess I am just seeking a little advice on which way you might go in my situation and maybe a few suggestions on which binoculars you believe would work well for either of these situations.
I plan to use my telescope's for my longer more "serious " viewing and the binoculars as more of a stand by /fill in role at home class 4-5 skies. Also for use at our cabin in the north woods class 2 skies.
Not a large budget st $200-300 for the binoculars alone.
Edited by JTank70, 12 October 2019 - 09:22 AM.