So I'm thinking of getting a high-powered set of binoculars for more flexibility and portable visual astronomy to supplement my more high-powered telescope. While the telescope has some portability if desired, it does take some more time to break down and move around, etc, and easier star-hopping would be nice. I would love the extreme portability and convenience of bringing binoculars and simple alt-az mount with us while taking trips to see the outlaws in Maine, on other trips, etc, where even the trunk space the telescope would take with the whole family are not feasible.
A night could also start out with these while at home, then transition to the higher power telescope for planetary viewing.
ANYWAY -- I definitely know I want 100mm aperture for maximum light-gathering ability, and the reason why I don't just go right for the Giantviews (apart from the obviously much, much higher pricetag), is that I wonder how much benefit I would really get with switching out eyepieces for higher power, even with Barlows, etc. And are there any other significant benefits to such a system vs "regular" binoculars? Or, even still, is there some major benefit for visual astronomy with "regular" binoculars vs something like the Giantviews?
These are some that I've been looking at (as examples and for specs -- I'd be trying to find something like this on the classifieds, instead)...
So, yes, I'd get farrrrr more versatility with the Giantviews, but how much EFFECTIVE/USABLE versatility does one really get with this, vs just "settling" with a 25x for wide FOV?
Does anyone have any experience comparing using two binoculars like this to speak on it? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by VidiviciVeni, 03 October 2021 - 07:18 PM.