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Complete waste of money and time, just get something a little more expensive, you'll be glad you did.
on November 16, 2012
First I'll say the very few positives. Arrived in a timely manner, had all the parts. Was actually not that difficult to put together, contrary to the other reviews. We followed the picture diagram and the few very poorly written assembly instructions and were able to figure it out without too much trouble.
Other than that, this thing is complete junk. It feels very cheaply made. Other than the flimsy aluminum telescope tube and equally unstable aluminum tripod legs, everything else is made from a very low quality plastic. After getting it adjusted and tightened down as best we could, it was still so wobbly I'm not sure how you could keep it positioned on one object. Though didn't even really have the opportunity to try because we're pretty sure the internals of the telescope itself are either missing something or not assembled correctly. We can get absolutely no light reflection to view through the eyepiece, even when we just simply shine a light down the tube, the view through the eyepiece is completely black. It's like the reflector mirror is completely missing. Unless you already know how to use a reflector telescope, or are able to find instructions off the internet or have someone show you, the instructions provide absolutely no guidance what so ever on how to actually operate the telescope. We are planning to return this item and purchase something a little more expensive but hopefully better quality.