Anyone else using small 8x20 and 10x25 high end binoculars?
Let me know what Messier objects you have seen in them.
It would be interesting if one can see/detect many galaxies.
A few months ago I saw Andromeda with the naked eye. I had with me a vintage 8x30 and a modern 10x32 FMC, BaK-4, PC and all the other things they must have.
Between the two I preferred the observation with 10x, but both were in my eyes "very bright" or low in contrast. And since I had the Trinovid 10x25 BCA, I thought it would be great on that occasion, to darken the sky a little more and give me a better apparent contrast.
In any case, I believe 10x is a low magnification for galaxies, clusters, and planets and I think for many Messiers as well.
The Moon is fantastic with the Trinovid and at that magnification it was my best observation: neutral colors, natural contrast, excellent transparency and high resolution of the details. Flawless sharpness, no ghosting and just a slight side CA formation near the edge of the pitch, which wasn't involved.