Thanks for the tips guys. I live in Whittier, so I am about an hour away from anywhere.
I would love to know some stores to check things out in person.
Is a camera store a decent place to look? I know they have quality optics for cameras but not sure if that directly translates to spotting scopes.
I looked online at the Konuspot80 and it looks like a nice scope, I didn't find the 100 yet. I found a Celestron 90mm that had 5 star reviews. People said it was a good spotting scope but that it worked just as good for sky watching. Are all scopes good for this too? If so that is a plus for my wife because she has been wanting to get a telescope.