Excerpt: This is a great scope, easy to setup and use. I was staring at Saturn the first night. I was amazed I could see the rings in some detail with the default eyepieces, so it promptly made me get online to go buy more eyepieces and filters to get closer and detailed viewing of planets and stars.<br /><br />The computerized NexStar GOTO is excellent and easy to setup for hands free remote operation and quick sky tours for the most part.
Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Quality Scope
Great Refractor Scope for Grab and Go at Home or Travel
5 March 2011
Summary: This it the perfect GO TO Short tube refractor telescope for quick setup, and enjoying the night sky, or terestrial vistas. Wide field of view, so easy to align and use,light weight but substantial, well constructed Quality machine. I can't think of anything I don't like about it. The optics are super for the price it can't be beat.
George the Ham Radio Man, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
3 February 2011
Excerpt: This is the perfect grab and go scope for anyone young or old. It has a 2" very steady and smooth focuser that lets you step up into real quality eyepieces that turn this nice scope into a Great Scope. A little false color, who cares! I love it! I have no problem at all with the Star Pointer Red dot finder, I have read other reviews that say it is worthless, but I can only say that they are not using it right or they have gotten ahold of a bad one.
Pros: 2" focuser, Accurate, Compact, Great afocal photography, Great for new to hobby, Looks Cool at Star Party, Real bargin priced scope, Sets up very quickly, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had a reflector scope when i was a kid and have always wanted to get another one. I originally bought another brand and was not happy with the construction and the very small focusing knob and ended up with this one that doubled my initial investment but well worth it. Telescopes.com was very good about returning the first one. This 102mm x short tube scope fits the bill. It has all the extras and easy to use but, I am still learning the "GoTo" part.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is an easy telescope to operate after you've read the instruction book. The quick set-up isn't enough if you are a beginner like me. I am having trouble switching to the higher power lens. I lose the object that I am focusing on. I'm sure I will get better as I become more experienced.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a nice 4 inch refractor. Very easy to use and light weight too . . . . you can just pick the whole thing up and carry it anywhere. <br /><br />Provides very good views of the moon. <br /><br />Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, star clusters, double stars, etc. are also within the reach of this scope. It has a surprising amount of light gathering for a medium size telescope.
Summary: Very nice optics for price & outstanding control system very adaptable to PC control. Use the built in control system for basic operations or very advanced function with PC software available from Celestron and other sources. Celestron has a very large and active user base where any and all questions will be answered and many suggestions for viewing improvements, techniques and additional accessories.