Summary: I brought this telescope a month ago its a good quality telescope for its price.The telscope give clear and crisp images of the planets and moon but one problem i ve with this telescope i recently found was when i use the ep directly without th diagonal it doesnt focus the image.does any ve the problem
Summary: I got this for myself (33) and my kids (3&4) to get them interested in science/ astronomy. Setup was really easy and quick; it's barely a setup process at all. Then I threw it outside, pointed at the city during the day to see some buildings to get accustomed to the eyepieces and knobs and all, then the next clear night, pointed at the moon. The red dot viewfinder is pretty pointless. It may be because it's not snug enough to the tube (it's already attached out the box).
Summary: Amazing optics for so little money. Has a few cons, but overall an incredible first telescope for an adult or child. Better eyepieces will improve performance but they can cost more than the scope!
Pros: Excellent optics, no "false color", incredible bargain
Summary: This in an excellent "entry-level" telescope, especially for kids 6-16. It allows great viewing at minimal cost; it's a great learning tool, and inexpensive enough that if the user isn't 100% sold on star-gazing you're not out a lot of cash.
Pros: Easy to set up, easy to use. Great instruction sheet.
Excerpt: I have had several scopes of near this size (70mm) and this by far is the best one I've owned. Although slightly wobbly (warn children when they are using it) the optics in particular are spot on. I've seen refractors at 3 or 4 times this price with similar optics. This scope is best for moon, and brighter planet activities. For the price, you can't beat it. The only issue I had was in setting up the OTA on the mount.