Excerpt: Got the telescope delivered on the day they told me it would be, read the manual, set it up, and that night we saw Jupiter. For the money..... it works great. I'm a happy customer. Get that size just to try out reflectors and will get another, but bigger. Only downside, be sure to get a collimating eyepiece, or laser, to be sure the mirrors are aligned to insure best image possible.
Excerpt: The quality of the image is great for casual observation even with the eyepieces that came with the scope. It's light enough that it isn't a hindrance to setting it up on a whim and yet powerful enough to see pretty much everything you need in the sky. We were out with the local astronomical league on a camping trip and the weather was going in and out of rain and clear skies. The 12 inch SCTs and the 14in Dobsonians never made it out.
Excerpt: I got this scope with the intention of getting in to astrophotography and it blew away all my expectations. A couple things to note is that you will have to collimate this scope, and you will want the dual axis motor drive for photography. This is a great scope for the money and would buy it again in a heartbeat. The large aperture and short focal length make it a great candidate for viewing large low light objects.
Excerpt: This telescope is optically excellent. I bought it for terrestrial use as I use a LX200 for astronomy, but did try it on planets and double stars. The 6 inch aperture allows perfect sharp viewing even with a 6 mm ocular lens on a clear night. The only complaint I really have was with the star diagonal which was poorly centered. Fortunately I had a old Meade diagonal to replace the supplied one with. For serious astronomy one will require a motor drive.
Excerpt: I've owned this scope for a while now, and let me tell you it is actually pretty good. The diameter of this scope is close to 6 inches. I used it mainly for visual observing. When you throw in the right eyepieces, Example 35mm at 21x power for widescans, 5mm at 150x power for midrange, and 2.5mm at 300x highpower range for up close planet observing, kind of small but enough to make you happy!
Pros: Large Lenses, Quality Lenses, Rich Field Refractor, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am returning this telescope because there is not much difference when compared to a Celestron to buy you before, that only cost $ 54.99 versus [$] I thought this to be much more expensive and larger would have a marked difference as there is in the price. I'm comparing a Celestron 70mm travel scope Celestron portale versus the omni-xlt-150 150mm R, the great differentiator is price, not avail eyepiece set of 5 and 7 filter to buy for this, and is not the planet as...
Pros: Strong Construction
Cons: Difficult To Focus, Heavy, Poor Lens Quality