My daughter loves it. She is on the ocean near a bird sanctuary and also watches the dolphins go to feed and return. She also tracks the stars from the beach and compares positions with the tides etc.
I love the motorized function and always use it to follow the moon or a planet. This has an alignment feature which lets you calibrate the scope with 3 celestial objects. Then you can basically press a button to find Jupiter or Saturn, etc. I live in the city and there is far too much light pollution for me to enjoy that function. However, I imagine if you lived in the country it would be great. This is a VERY light telescope. I have a suspended deck which I cannot use this on because of the vibrations, but it works fine on solid ground. Vibration pads would not help with this model as it is too light. The telescope cap has two pieces. Not sure why, but it's kind of annoying.
Great product and value for the money, enjoy using this telescope and the detail that it provides is like having the planets right in front of you, I recommend this telescope for not only its value but its quality!
We purchased this as a family Christmas gift so that the entire family can enjoy some of what our universe has to offer in the way of beauty and education. I am sure that we will get many many hours of family fun time setting up, organizing, and lurking into the heavens with this new high powered, high tech toy. Ordering was easy, shipping was free and reasonably fast, and the price was fantastic. It arrived just before Christmas so we ere greatful. Thank you Overstock.com.
If you need further help or information please visit our Online Help Center
Shop Overstock™ and find the best online deals on everything for your home and your family. We work every day to bring you discounts on new products across our entire store. Whether you're looking for memorable gifts or everyday essentials, you can buy them here for less. Not just anyone’s mobile outlet, your mobile outlet.O.co ® Eziba®