Amazon says the following: Product Dimensions: 42 x 25 x 13 inches ; 16 pounds Shipping Weight: 52 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
What Amazon is calling the "Product Dimensions" is actually the size of the box they are shipping to you. The box contains the telescope, tripod, and all accesories. The dimensions of the box are correct, but the weight of 16 pounds is obviously wrong. The shipping weight lists the correct weight of 52 pounds. While I didn't put this on a scale to confirm, Celestron specs say the OTA weighs 24 pounds and the tripod weighs 9 pounds. The fork with integrated go-to electronics probably weighs in the 5-10 pound range. So the three heaviest components weigh roughly 38-43 pounds. Once you factor in the 1.25 diagonal, 25mm eyepiece, finder, user's manual, and packaging materials, I can definitely believe a total weight of 52 pounds. I hope this clears things up for you!
Agreed answer given by Phill is accurate. There is a nice set of cheap eye pieces kit with some filters available in a nice case. Was $100 when I bought it in 2007... They are not the best but served my purpose. Would definitely recommend you get a power tank if you are going to be away... batteries dont last long enough and often give problems.
Do yourself a favor and dont buy this product, Read the bad critics abour customer service and the mount quality, these all are true, Invest in a good quality GPS mount, it will be better and durable for you in the future.