Summary: Delivered yesterday (Friday), I had the tube mounted, balanced and collimated by tea time today, bearing in mind that this is Saturday and family shopping trips still had to be done. The instructions were straight-forward and easily applied, meaning that by the time Jupiter was up above the roof tops I was ready and waiting. Having ordered a Barlow and a wider angle lens than the 25mm supplied I had an outstanding view of the Gas Giant, and the Jovian moons.
Summary: I'm not sure if all celestron telescope,s are all this well built,the tripod is pretty weighty,that's before you put 7 kilo,s of counter balance weights on it. The optics are first class,even though you only get a 25mm eyepiece as part of the package,very easy to set up and move around due to the way the tube connects to the tripod. No problems with delivery,both packages arrived as one consignment,unlike some of the reviews I have read.
Summary: I upgraded from a astromaster 130 which i thought was a great telescope for the money. But the omni 150 is a big step up. The big tripod is rock solid and a joy to use. The images are great to, Jupiter and its moons, the Orion nebula, beetlegeause,, and the moon all look great! The finder scope works great too! (Not like on the astromaster) this truly is a superb telescope, i doubt i will ever replace it. The build quality and materials used are top notch.
Summary: So i ordered this thinking Amazon would have sorted the 2 boxes issue by now (they state its 1box but its really 2 and it seems to baffle them), unfortunately i just got the optical tube not the tripod! Spent a good hour trying to explain what the issue was because according to Amazon "the product is sold in 1 box as per product description" so everything should be there and i would have to wait 48hours for it to be investigated before deciding whether or not they would...
Summary: Ordered this telescope for a birthday present. It comes in two boxes, a tripod and the actual telescope. delivery arrives on tome, but only one box the tripod. i call Amazon that evening to ask for a replacement. fine no problem we will send it out first thing tomorrow an confirm by email. Next day no email, so contact them again, no replacement ordered and sorry we will need to listen to the previous call, I will order it for you now, should all be okay in 2 hours.