I need a spotting scope for nature viewing AND occasional astro. It needs to be a spotting scope instead of small refractor for a lot of reasons (small kids, size, lightweight, weatherproof, very quick setup, etc. )
I have narrowed my choices to two scopes but can't decide which one is a better one. Your input is appreciated.
1. Celestron Regal M2
2. APM APO 95mm Spotting Scope with Mark IV Hyperion 8-24-mm