I lived in the light polluted 'burbs with an 8" Dob. We sold the house and moved to an apt in town, and I sold the scope (not enough space). I bought Pentax SP 20x60 WP, and have used them here and there. They are decent for what they are, but I do often find myself wanting a little more magnification.
I've got a birthday coming up, and have wondered about some large astro-binoculars. At first I was wondering about some 25x100, but then I realized that what I would probably get more use out of would be something with interchangeable EP.
I live pretty much in the middle of the 4th largest city in the US. My view east is of the skyline, but that's also my clearest view and where I do most of my observing. I also have a view North.
Because of the light pollution, I'll probably be mostly looking at bright objects, the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters. I was able to see Neowise with my 20x60s, and I can see Andromeda as well.
What do you think would be better for me, something like an Orion BT100, or maybe an Oberwerk BT-82XL-ED?
I like the idea of the Oberwerks. I think the CA-free image would be nice, especially when viewing things like the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. I also think that slightly the smaller lighter setup would be nice. And I assume the Oberwerk is probably a higher quality bit of kit with, apparently, great customer service.
And I would assume that if I can get to a nice dark location, that both would give me great views.