Summary: Not sure if mine is a defective unit or if it falls in the category of others who had units that just did not preform. The unit would work on extremely bright images in the sky but that was it. Jupiter and Saturn, nope, camera would not even turn on.
Summary: Very nice video cam! But you have to have a laptop. It works great connected to my Dell Inspiron. The camera connects to the 1.25" eyepiece extension tube very easily. Works great with my Orion 9005 120ST Equatorial Refractor Telescope. Uses a 2.0 USB slot on your laptop.
Won't take your breath away but it's good enough. I believe it is the equivalent of ...
6 May 2015
Summary: Won't take your breath away but it's good enough. I believe it is the equivalent of a 5mm eyepiece so it's quite hard to get the planets into the center of your view. It takes a lot of tweaking to get the bands of Jupiter to show which has been my only photographed piece so far.
Make sure you have a good planetary scope before purchasing
18 March 2015
Summary: Never could get anything but a bright light from Jupiter. I could get the moon but that was it. I spoke with the very helpful (not sarcasm) Orion customer service and they could not figure it out. I have a 10" reflector that collects a lot of light.