Summary: Once assembled the tripod mount could not be moved up or down. While the telescope and its mount appeared to be quite sturdy and good for children, the altitude adjustment was frozen in place. The instruction book from Tasco said nothing about 'unlocking' the mount. The product was returned to a Maryland Walmart with no problem.
Better than expected and easy to use Tasco is moving up!
21 August 2011
Summary: Very nice scope for the price.Super easy to set up and the pointer is great.Perfect beginner telescope optics are nice and the tripod is ok.It takes a little time to learn how to center on the object but overall cant beat this scope for the price.