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3.0 out of 5 stars I am on the fence about this one, March 30, 2012
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First let me preface this review by saying I have never owned a telescope in my life. We bought this thinking it would be a good starter telescope but I'm on the fence about it.

- It's really wobbly. The other reviews were right about the tripod of this, it's cheap and sorta loose. There is no way to lock a certain position. One tiny bump and you just lost what you were looking at.
- The sight scope is well out of alignment and almost useless when trying to find something. I need to figure out if there is a way to align it.
- The telescope is really light, so even a slight wind makes stars bounce all around.
- I can't get the magnification lenses to do anything. If I find a star and then switch to the magnification lens, I lose the star completely.

Perhaps I am expecting too much out of a telescope, especially one this inexpensive. It is a hit, we like to play with it all the time, but it seems like I should have spent a bit more to get a better one.
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