Brief background, astronomy and flashlights are a hobby of mine. I want to purchase a headlamp for setting up equipment in my backyard and (hopefully) when star parties are already feasible. The brand I am choosing for are Zebralights as they are praised for there ruggedness, reliability and efficiency. More specifically I'm choosing between the H502pr Photo Red and the H600c Mk IV. The former has a red emitter (650-670 nm) and the latter is a High CRI warm white emitter capable of a very low 0.08 lumen moonlight mode.
The general consensus among the flashlight community is that 0.08 lumens is about the same if not less than a full moon -- basically ambient light. And that much less light is enough for dark adapted eyes to be preserved while allowing for the set-up of necessary equipment.
But, on the other hand, people in the astronomy hobby loves there red lights. And while there is a study that moonlight mode on a white emitter is better than red lights I still want to get your inputs here (my budget does allow to get both).
What would you think if a fellow star party astronomer brought a moonlight capable headlamp? What are your thoughts between red vs white? And taking in all the merits, what would you pick?