I was torn between a reflector and a refractor, but finally went with the refractor because I didn't want to deal with the temperature issues reflectors have. WOW am I glad I got this scope! I can see for myself how freaky planet Saturn looks. It's tiny, but I can absolutely make out it's weird ring (although I can't see the so-called "Cassini division"). Jupiter is currently too close to the sun to see, but I hope to get a good look at it towards the end of the year. Assembly instructions are pretty terrible (get a magnifying glass) and don't explain how to attach the Barlow, which I haven't yet successfully used.
I'm pretty impressed with this little finder. It's simple to calibrate, fits the mount on my Galileo telescope (because they're the exact same telescope) and it's got some nice features. Two brightness levels is handy, especially when you're trying to view smaller objects. You can turn down the brightness and go. Now, I've seen complaints that the dot is large, which is true if you sit at the rear of your telescope. I prefer to look down the sight while I'm close to the focuser. The dot's much smaller and gives you much better accuracy. The build seems reasonably solid for something made completely out of plastic and it mounts nice and tight on the telescope. Overall, I'm very pleased.
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