I'm in the market for a pair of high magnification binoculars. I have a pair of 10x50 (I didn't know these were so highly recommended!), but I want to go up in magnification to 20x or 25x. So I'm looking for specific recommendations for the binoculars AND the tripod/mount, which is necessary at that magnification. These will be used for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing. I'm hoping to stay well under $1,000, maybe around $400-$600?

I appreciate the binocular sticky. So the aperture will have to be up around 100mm. The BAK4 prism sounds like the necessary choice, and multi-coated or fully multi-coated....

Any opinions on the Celestron Skymaster 25x100? It is suggested to be paired with the Celestron Altazimuth tripod, which I'm not sure about, since its maximum height is just 45 inches. So obviously its not designed for viewing while standing.

In any case, any comments, suggestions welcome!