Summary: For the price this is a quality instrument and it just looks sharp. I looked at dozens of scopes with this aperture size and none met my needs like this one. This is my second telescope (my first a Meade 70 go-to refractor)so I was not ready to go big cash-wise, so price was a major factor, picked...
Summary: This telescope has got to be one of the best buys under 200. It is very easy to set up but the real bonus is the extensive kit list! A tracking equatorial mount and an electric focuser for this sort of cash is unheard of.
Pros: Electric Focuser, Solid Tracking from Motor Drive
Cons: Not much wrong at this kind of money. Instructions could be better.
Summary: Seriously, for the Price Range, this is a great telescope for amateur astronomers. The size of the aperture is the key to this telescope, as the larger diameter allows for more light-gathering power for better optical quality, and the 1000mm focal length allows for more magnification than you will...
Pros: Optical Quality, Magnification, Ease of Transport
Summary: I still have questions about assembly and usage, not good for a novice. e.g.I don't know how to use the tracking motor. Decent overall quality except one axis is loose and will not tighten. The optic quality is what is expected for the money, I guess. This unit is not for a serious amateur.