Summary: My wife got me this telescope for my Christmas present. Needless to say, I am crazy about my telescope. Putting the telescope together took about 30 minutes. It took me a while to fully understand how to use the 25mm and 10mm lens.
Summary: I've owned this scope for about a year or so now and just love it. Great optics and excellent overall quality. I use it mostly for the Moon and planets. Nice and sharp images. Even at 140X. I bought an Orion 2X shorty barlow with it also, which I would recommend.
Summary: This is one amazing telescope! I have had the Orion Observer for a little over a year now and I am always amazed at the quality that was put into this product. From the rock steady tripod to the optics and gearing for the pan and tilt this was one great birthday present.
Summary: I have owned this Telescope for about 6 months now and have used it both in warm and winter conditions. The Observer 70mm is both optically stable and able to see both the moon and close planets clearly.
Summary: This is my first telescope and I was excited to be able to recognize Jupiter and three moons without the help of the enclosed DVD. Who knows what I might find using a map. I don't know how to compare this scope to others but I am very satisfied with this one and recommend it to anyone.
Summary: Bought this scope for an experiment.Orion is modest in telling you what this scope can see. We looked at many star clusters and pushed it slightly past the 140x magnification maximum advertised on a good night and still got very sharp images.
Summary: I had gotten this product and it is amazing. The finderscope is easy to use. And when you foucus it on an object it gives beautiful crystall clear images. A must have for the beginner astronmer.