Beautiful night: thirty to fifty stars naked eye. I bought a pair of binoculars on ebay slightly used. 25×100, they make the stars shine. Many more stars are doubles; I split Mizar and Mizar B in the big dipper. Star colors are red white blue yellow and green. The moons of Jupiter are sharp, with bands on Jupiter discernable even hand-held! These binoculars are eight pounds, and I used them to examine the zenith without a tripod while lying on the roof. Cygnus showed traces of the Milky Way. With these binoculars, the night is full of stars. I have a tripod and have a parallogram mount on order.