I was gazing the sky with my son's Nikon binocular for a while and decided to upgrade to a better one.
Ordered the Nikon Monarch 82ED angeled in Aug, got it in Oct.
With the maximum magnification 60x, I could see blur textual on Jupiter, the ring of Saturn.
Going to use it mostly for visual and some basic astrophotography with a smart phone mount.
I am using my camera tripod (Manfrotto) for it and visually it is much better than the binocular. But it operates poorly for finding the stars. The mount (498RC2) is not for the job.
I would like to purchas a video mount like the Manfrotto N8 as suggested in other tread, but the price is almost the same as a EQ mount with tripod.
What would you suggest or is there any advantages with the video mount?