I am considering the purchase of a 100mm binocular telescope for wide-field deep sky viewing and on occasion lunar and planetary use. These would also be used during the daytime for wildlife observation and when on camping trips. I'm hoping these would serve as a great "grab and go" solution for backyard use at a fairly dark sky home location (Milky Way readily visible).
An appropriate tripod and fluid head such as the Manfrotto 475B with N12 head will be used to ensure appropriate mounting.
The two binocular telescopes being considered are:
Oberwerk BT 1000XL-ED
APM 100 ED 45 degrees
I would welcome comments from those of you who have evaluated the most recent versions of these two fine instruments.
Specifically I would like to know your experience with each model, the Pros/Cons of each based on the specific instrument you received along with support provided and lastly, which binocular telescope provided you the most pleasing high contrast views if pushed to 80x or higher on the moon/planets.
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!