Excerpt: I bought this for my husband, who has always wanted a telescope. It was very easy to set up, and he was out looking at the moon in no time! It was so clear, our family was amazed and so excited to see more. We are amateurs, but the reviews i read for this telescope stated this could be for experienced or novice...either way, we are very pleased.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Summary: If you are new in astronomy, this is a good choice to begin with. 70mm is just nice, not too small but adequate for simple astronomy observation. Coated optics have great constrast and transmission. Included is 25 & 9mm Kneller eyepiece, which is quite good in quality. Tripod is 1.25'' sturdy enough for simple observation. Tracking will be a small problem as alt-alz mount might be difficult to move around manually.