When I started assembling the telescope, I noticed a piece was broken. It was a plastic piece that holds the telescope to the tripod. I went to the hardware store and bought a piece of pvc pipe and fixed it because it wasn't worth sending it back just for that. Plus it was a present for my son who was already disappointed that his new telescope was broken. Other than that the telescope itself is fine. It's a good starter telescope but I'm not sure how long it will last since it has many plastic parts.
Great beginner telescope. Caught a full moon with it and it is amazingly clear! Finder scope is not super accurate but will get you in the right area. With a little practice my daughter is better than I am. We love it!
For the price of this telescope, this is a great deal! You can see the moon pretty well but if you want to stargaze you will probably need something stronger. We are novices and we are happy with this telescope. We will eventually upgrade to something stronger but for now we are having a lot of fun learning with this one.
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