The outcome of your surgery not only depends on the IOL implanted in your eye but also on the fact that how clear are your corneas, what is the curvature of the cornea after surgery and how healthy is your optic nerve. Given the fact that you had good vision previously indicates that the optic nerve, corneas in your case must be healthy.
The results with monofocal and mutifocal IOL's are good. The patient satisfaction depends on the expectation of the patient. If one wants to do just routine work with not much reading then a monofocal IOL is good. But if a patient is into lots of reading then they usually feel happy after a multifocal IOL or a crystalens.
Your demand is both for near and far vision. Gemstones require lot of close work and night sky watching also needs very precise vision.
Frankly, in my experience it would be difficult to reach absolute clear vision for far and near without glasses.
One option in your case can be to attain good far vision with one eye and good near vision with the other, as suggested by Dr DanB. The other possibility is that you can go ahead with multifocal or crystalens and get good vision correction for either far or near, one of the cases and if required use a minor correction for the other filed.
In case of multifocals there are two good lenses Restore (Alcon) and Technis multifocal (AMO). Both show equally good results but patients adapt faster to Restore and haloes etc are less with this.
Crystalens is an excellent IOL with very good post operative results. It is a relatively new IOL with fewer studies.
As far as monofocal IOL is concerns the IQ IOL (Alcon) has an anti-glare coating to prevent sun glare. The other Technis IOL (AMO) is also good. The third one is Akreos from BAush and Lomb. For monofocal IOLs all three IOLs show excellent results.