Summary: I bought this telescope to do a little gazing and I must say that I am more than satisfied. I thought that it would be hard for me to assemble the telescope but I was wrong. It only took a few minutes. The telescope also works great, I saw the moon up close and you can also see other things like bridges that are far away. I highly recommend this telescope.I love it.
Excerpt: Better made then i thought for the price. My first reflecter and the weight surprised me. Alittle heavy but a big improvement in light gathering power then the small refractors. I purchased the extra powerseeker eyepieces (9mm and 15mm) and put the eyepieces that came with the scope away.
Excerpt: I have read so many reviews that don't mention anything about the actual telescope and how it works. Many just talk about the product arriving on time and in good condition. Well I have used this telescope for over a year, and overall it is a nice telescope. This was my first real telescope. It is very easy to use, once you familiarize yourself with it. It has slow motion controls which really come in handy. The tripod is ok.
Excerpt: As an amateur astronomer, a beginner. I require assistance in setting up and using this scope. I knew this from the beginning. Am joining a star gazer group for moral and technical help. I found out that my telescope is stronger than what most have now. Plus it's motor drive adaptable. This is what I wanted and it's exactly what I got. I'm happy. It will take a while for me to get the hang of this. A lot to learn to do properly.
Excerpt: amazing when i first viewed the sky ... or space i was taken to a nebula some where...it's very powerful,the moon is really clear plus i believe that i can adapt my camera to it.assembly was a ruff but i managed.
Summary: I bought this for my husband and he really likes it, but it would have been better if it came with better instructions on how to put it together and how to focus it. This is the only reason I'm giving it 3 stars. It arrived on time, looks very good, but not very functional without clear instructions.
Excerpt: This is a good telescope for starters who want good quality at a fair price. The instructions are a bit confusing and could use some better pictures, but ok. The quality of the telescope itself and hardware are quite good, especially for the price. The weakest piece of the package, as others have noted is the spotting scope. Overall well worth the money!