This scope comes packed with features that work surprisingly well for the money. After a night's practice, you be finding objects very quickly. I've used everything from dept store scopes to a 24" Schmidt Camera observatory, and believe me, the ability to easily find and track things should not be undervalued. It's a lot of work to chase the charts then search the great abyss; most of the time you walk away empty handed. The automated mount is a GREAT feature for the money. It is a bit plasticy, but that's to be expected at this budget level. It works.
After the very useful computerized mount and basic tripod, seems there's just not enough cash left in this deal for the optics. Even the Moon is a little disappointing at high magnification. The best view of Jupiter is a fairly small, nearly featureless disk with clear, easy to spot moons. I've managed better views of Jupiter for less money, but not with tracking.
Precise focusing is difficult with the shaky tripod. The manual is oddly organized and not very useful. Lastly, the main tube came in an dull aluminum color, not the deep blue color shown.
All things considered, this scope serves as a great first introduction to the sky. You can find all sorts of objects, then wish you could see them better. If your on a strict budget, go for it. If you will likely upgrade at some point anyway, then save your money start with better optics.
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i was trying to go to moon it stood far two moon mages from the moon!!! and the bg is toooo small it cant fit for all telescope with the mount and the color is silver i wanted it blue i contacted the seller he didnt answer i bought this as a gift but not im ashamed to give it a gift coz its not very well