Great telescope for a novice. May need to spend a little bit more money improving the mount and tripod when you start getting more seriously into astronomy.
10 August 2014
Excerpt: First things first,I am a complete novice, this is my first telescope and as such I have nothing to compare it to so please bear this in mind. Some things I am having trouble with may actually just be my own skills. The telescope itself is great.
It's a great piece of gear, and i'm looking forwards to more warmer viewing times.
1 August 2014
Excerpt: The telescope arrived quickly and was well packaged for transporting abuse. It arrived in tip-top condition. Setting up was fairly straight forward, and only took a short while to complete. I used it the first night I could (weather-wise), and was highly delighted with the results.
Once set up correctly, beautiful, crisp and clear image of the night sky
1 January 2013
Excerpt: The item arrived promptly with Christmas around the corner. Great present to a friend who is has an interest in astronomy. Very satisfied with the image quality along with the fact that a camera can be mounted with appropriate additional purposes. Very happy with quality of images given the price.
Pros: price, Accurate, Good price, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: Little bulky to wear, Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected
Great first telescope for people interested in learning to do things manually
26 December 2012
Excerpt: I bought this telescope back in September, after much research online. I'd become interested in astrophotography, and was looking for an entry-level telescope that would be suitable for starting on that.
I don't know if my son will get this for Christmas.... I may just keep it for myself!
25 November 2012
Excerpt: This is the first "real" telescope I've bought besides the little kiddie ones. It is intended for my 10yr old son who is highly inquisitive about space. So, because it is for Christmas, it has not been opened and set up as yet.
Pros: price, user friendly, Good price, great first telescope, quality +++