... And one powerful " Spotting scope" ..
For terrestrial observations which is the max. Magnifications for the birds?
For astronomical observations... For example, for planets how much is your best magnification?... And for wide angle..?
By the way, you use zoom eyepiece?
I have found that the best time to observe with any telescope is after 6 p.m. at least here in Hamburg. The sun is slowly going down and the temperatures are getting a little cooler. This means that the air vibrates less. this of course enables higher magnifications. During the day with calm air, I can even observe well with 4 millimeter eyepieces. For planets I used the 6mm and the 2.25x Barlow. but that is the limit. for me at least. for widefield observations I use the 2 inch star diagonal and the 2" 34 mm eyepiece with 72 degrees.
I haven't had zoom eyepieces in my hands yet. but it definitely sounds exciting.