Had some problems with the mount not having been connected/completed properly before shipping but eventually able to re-attach pieces with a few extra hands to help. Celestron service is still sending me a new mount at no charge. The mount itself is not engineered the best but the telescope works just fine.
Know nothing about astronomy but wanted something new to do with the 'old man. Wanted something appropriate for a beginner but did not want a toy, child's telescope or cheap plastic. Wanted a real, quality telescope with some room to grow into, not grow out of in 10 minutes. This was the best thing I could find during my research and given the price I think it's one of the best values in it's category.We spend time in a high mountain area with some spectacular terestrial views as well as an ideal low-polution sky environment so I think a Newtonian is a good choice for a beginner who wants to be able to look at both.Parts seem durable, it was easy to set up and there were some great resources to get started and learn terminology and concepts. I look forward to learning more about this field of study and hope this scope lasts for quite some time.
We are just beginners and wanted a telescope that was easy to use to view wildlife as well as do some watching of the night skies. This was very easy to put together with clear instructions. Appears quite sturdy too, yet light enough to easily transport.We haven't had many chances to use it yet as we have been snowed in and it has been very cold but from what we have been able to do we are most pleased with our purchase.We did a lot of research before purchasing and this product met all our needs.very easy to use for beginners and images and power of magnificationare perfect for us. The online guide to buying/selecting a telescope provided by Overstock was very useful in helping us select. Great value for money.
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