So, I live in a light polluted area and moving to darker skies isn't gonna happen soon. I also have a couple kiddos and work 5000 jobs (okay, 3, but it feels like 5000) so I don't get to go out for 12 hours at a time.
I love big binos and the only thing that would be better is being able to change the magnification....hence the BT consideration. I value grabngo as I must tree/sprinkler/bright light dodge, A LOT!
Is it worth selling off my small wide field scope/16x80 binos/ and 4 inch apo for an Obie 70mmED BT? I would only need to grab an RDF and holder plus the heftier legs. I have all kinds of eyepiece pairs because I love binoviewing. I had hoped I could binoview natively with my 90 f5, but I can't. What is AWESOME is that my Meade f8.8 will binoview natively and I can just fit the Pleiades in the FOV.
High mag is covered with my fun little 90mm f8 achro and my 8inch ACF (which isn't used as much in the winter as it should be).
I would miss everything I would have to sell (especially my SV Access), but it would be so nice to consolidate and save room in our little place. My optics are taking over!
So, for those who are in BT land, is the grass greener and the sacrifice worth it for the portability and 2-eyed, variable magnification views? Or are there nuances I need to consider?
If I do this, the BT would also be used on camping trips.
Thanks in advance for your insights!