Excerpt: I'd have given it a full 5 stars, but Hayneedle purchase must have sent me 5 emails about the order and now I'm getting Hayneedle ads regularly on my computer. Now a survey.<br /><br />Its a bit annoying.
Summary: Great instrument for the new star watcher. The view of the planet Jupiter was sharp and showing all the moons around the planet. Easy to set up, and to trasport it, this is a is a great present for the new Astronomer in the family!
Excerpt: This is a Christmas gift for my 10 year old grandson. I didn't want to get him a poor quality telescope but I also didn't want to pay a lot of money for something he may only use once. I ordered this at 11pm, Sunday Dec 9th with free shipping. It was on my door step at 5pm Tuesday Dec 11th. Now that is service!! I know nothing about telescopes but I wanted to check out the pieces to be sure it wasn't "junk" and was amazed at the quality of the components.