Summary: Awesome telescope! Bought it for my 13 year old son. He loves it but the whole family loves to use it too. It is easy to assemble and it provides great clarity. The seller also went above and beyond to ensure that we had this in time for Christmas. Great purchase and buying experience.
I would purchase this product again, easy to use for a beginner
8 September 2012
Summary: I bought the Celestron Telescope because it was a top rated brand for beginners. I had a telescope years ago and wanted to replace it. Unfortunately we have had such smoke filled skies that we cannot see any stars yet, but our time will get here. About the only dislike I have for the scope (and this might be my fault) is that the counter balance weights sometimes pull the scope in a different direction than I am trying to go.
Summary: I did a lot of research on telescopes before I made my purchase. This was a Father's Day present for my husband from my son. I didn't have a ton of money to spend on one, but I didn't want to buy a piece of junk either. I was very happy with this purchase, as was my husband. If you're looking for a good "first" telescope or for something to sit on your balcony, this is perfect!
Excerpt: We use it mostly for planet and star gazing, but we love checking out the moon. We have also done some bird watching.it works wonderfully. It's a little heavy but otherwise we are extremely happy . What a great value.
Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction