Summary: With telescopes, you get what you pay for and this scope is no exception. I ordered it about 5 months ago as a first scope, and it arrived a day early. It was very easy to set up an I loved the nice blue color.
Summary: This is a wonderful telescope! I have not had one since i was a kid and being on a budget i did alot of research before finally making a purchase. The telescope is easy to put together. The red dot sight is wonderful for finding things once its set up.
Summary: This telescope is amazing! Where else can you get optics this great for around (this price)? Making small adjustments may be somewhat tough, but you can easily overlook that. This 'scope will give you amazing views of the Moon's craters, Venus' large crescent, Jupiter, it's cloud bands, and it's...
Summary: The Equatorial mount is not for a beginner,it is a pain to find anything,including the moon.The shipping is not what they say. Note from Orion: Some heavier items have a per-item shipping charge in addition to the standard shipping and handling.
Summary: Assembly was quick and I was viewing the moon within a half-hour of opening the box. Would be nice if the instructions were more explicit about using the laser star-finder, but it doesnt take long to figure it out. Overall, a great low-cost scope.
Summary: This is my first telescope. My wife bought it for me for my birthday and the first thing I did after setting it up was took it outside and saw Jupiter! Using the 25mm and 10mm eyepieces that came with it, I was able to see the dark bands around Jupiter (better on the 10mm) and the 4 Galilean moons!
Summary: Good scope for the money. Sturdy tripod. Very simple and easy to use. Fantastic starter scope. A little disapointed with the eyepeices that come with it. Works much better with some old cheap plossls I have. All-in-all: Great buy.
Summary: This is my first real astronomy telescope and I love it. It was easy to assemble and took no more than recommended time. The parts were easy to find. It works great and within the first week I have had great views of the Moon, Venus and Saturn. With the LED spotter scope it was easy to find objects.
Summary: I bought the SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector just to have when I want to get back to basics (I have several scopes ranging from 60mm to 14"). This is a remarkably good scope for the price! I start tested it and the optics are very good, better than I expected.