Good Telescope for the price. Moon is spectacular to view, very large and bright, you might want some sunglasses (or a filter)! Jupiter is decent, although small, you can see its moons and a faint red stripe. Not the easiest to maneuver, however.
Love the telescope although I am a novice (52yrs old) I bought it so my 6 year old grandson and I could see the craters on the moon and it soooooo works ! The detail is incredible for the price!..Well made, sturdy and doesn't look like a piece of junk. I would recommend this to anyone getting started but be careful, after 3 weeks I already want a bigger and better one !
This is the first time I've actually used a telescope and my family and I love it. We just moved from chicago (where we don't get a chance to see many stars out at night) to oklahoma city, and the first thing we bought was a telescope. After reading some reviews we opted for this one and are glad we did. Everyone that comes over is impressed with how beautiful it looks and when the moon is out it is amazing how clear and bright it is. My toddlers are eagered to learn about the stars and planets, it's served as a good way to spend time together. Excellent quality, phenominal price.
- How accurate was the sizing? just as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great looking and steardy. would highly recommed
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
My husband loved this telescope. Especially the black finish on it. It was exactly like Overstock described about the product. Set it up after it arrived and the stars and the moon was so beautiful. I would highly recommend this product . It arrived really fast from the time I placed the order to my door step.
When you have something older that is made of metal, it is difficult to transition to non metal. I was not expecting high quality for $200.00, I also was not expecting flimsy plastic. This was not the Telescope for me, I am a NOVICE Gazer, but I have a higher expectation in terms of quality. It took me over an hour to get the sites close to right and even then the image was not as clear as my telescope from 1954
As far as the quality of the telescope itself, it seems to be really good. The issues came with the assembling and software. It's a good thing we have common sense because that's basically how it was assembled. The instructions were almost useless. There was no "manual" with step-by-step instructions. One sheet of paper with with a picture on the front half. A picture of the various parts and instructions that used terminology we did not understand and were not indicated on the parts list. Even the tray that was attached between the tripod was different than what was pictured. There were some instructions on how to use the scope that were very difficult for a novice to understand. The software was useless as it was outdated and would not upload. Our PDF and other software were too new. So I went to the website that was listed on a card that accompanied the telescope about the software and they do not have an updated version. Their suggestion was to uninstall all the newer versions of required software and install the older ones....what the...? No way! So, now we have a useless piece of equipment just sitting in our dining room that we have no idea how to use. Anyone want to buy it? I didn't think so.
We live on top of a mountain so I bought this telescope for my husband's birthday so he could view the stars and moon. It is very powerful and clear. He has enjoyed using this telescope on clear nights to star gaze and of course, look at the moon. This is his first telescope and it is powerful enough to gaze into the heavens and see everything clearly.
Bought this for my husbands birthday. He has always wanted a nice telescope and we both think this one is pretty good for moon gazing. You can easily see the moon from it, and we even think we saw Jupiter once, according to a phone app that we used to tell us where the planets were. Would recommend this only for people who are just beginning to look the moon. Can't really see much else.
You are getting a great telescope for the price. Easy to put together. Works well as instructed. The plastic part on the turn handle for the rotator feels weak but careful management will hopefully avoid it from breaking. But the overall looks and performance great.