Summary: Customer service by phone was excellent and shipping prompt. Customer rep was able to answer all my questions and even thought of some things I hadn't. The scope has fulfilled all my expectations. Easy to assemble and good instructions.
Summary: I am very happy with my 12" Intelliscope. I had 6" and 10" reflectors before but this one is just perfect. Anything bigger than a 12" and it would be hard for me to handle. I am enjoying the increased light gathering capability and the viewing is sharp.
Summary: this is my first large scope, my first view was andromeda wow! it's weight was to be expected, but this summer I had many good nights for viewing, Jupiter was full frame including the moons. No regrets, too much automation in other scopes uses up battery power. Setup was about 1 hour.
Summary: Just wanted write and say how much I like this scope!! It is all Orion promised and more!! WOW isnt enough to say how well this scope performs!! It stays collimated, slews around the sky like a dream and the views are so unbelievably crisp!! Orion hit a home run with this one.
Summary: I'm very pleased with my XT12. I've been using an 8-inch reflector with an equatorial mount for many years, and now that I live in an area with fairly dark skies, I want to go after fainter objects. I've started working on the Herschel 400, and I'm not having much difficulty finding faint galaxies.
Summary: I purchased this telescope about a year ago (on sale!). It was well packaged and shipped. Assembly was easy. The optics are excellent. The software that comes with the telescope is amazing - a great alternative to exploring the universe when it's cloudy out!
Summary: I have had the XT12is for a month and am really enjoying the views. Due to being in the city and being real new to telescopes, I have been limited to objects that are less than 9 mag. Views of the moon (recommend moon filter) Jupiter, and even Uranus are awesome!
Summary: Let me begin by saying that I am a beginner here, spending most of my time looking down micrscopes. But I have always loved the sky and had a series of cheapo telescopes that piqued my interest but never satisfied it. So, I decided to take the plunge and get a good telescope finally.
Summary: This is my first scope. It was highly recommended that I purchase a Dob, and I am glad I did. I did make one mistake though. I purchased this scope to keep in my vacation home in Vt, thinking I would just pick it up and walk out onto my deck.