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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little scope!, April 15, 2011
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I purchased this scope last month. The only thing I have to complain about is that it took a few weeks for my order to be processed and sent out. However, my card was not charged until it shipped and shipping took about 2 days. Speaking of shipping, it was very safely packaged in two pages with everything wrapped and secured.

I've had it about a week or two now and I already love it. Just setting it up (which took about 10 minutes, maybe) was fun as this is my first scope. I live on the northern end of Las Vegas where there is a lot of light pollution, but I'm still able to see a lot of stars with this thing that the human eye really doesn't see. I was actually shocked when I looked through it on my patio for the first time. I spent about an hour and a half outside last night in 50 degree weather with 10-15 mph gusts and had a ball jumping around between Vega, Spica, Arcturus, North American nebula, Saturn, etc. I already have a set of eye pieces and filters on order to expand my views. Honestly though, this product alone would be enough for someone that only takes it out every once in a while, since it comes with two eye pieces already (10 mm and 20mm).

The Starry Night software that comes with the scope is also phenomenal. I really don't know how to describe it. It's extremely detailed and quite easy to use. I have Windows 7 and it installed in less than 10 minutes.

All in all, great scope for beginners like myself. Even if I bump up to a bigger scope, I will keep this around for my kids one day or for camping trips.
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Initial post: Nov 6, 2011 10:00:58 PM PST
AVaglica says:
Thanks for the great review. I see that this is a tabletop telescope...is there a way to attach a tripod? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2011 5:07:22 AM PST
Derek says:
I'm sure there's a way. I would recommend removing the bottom wood base and attaching the rest of it a tripod somehow. I'm not sure exactly how you would do it. There's the option of getting the mounts that wrap around the tube too.

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 7:23:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2012 7:26:02 PM PST
Shujin's review indicates that it does have a tripod adapter.
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