This Telescope is absolutely awesome. It's great for planetary imaging and mid-range deep space astrophotography if you get the reducer for it. Once my Hyperstar system comes in I should be able to shoot Ultra-wide field around f/2!. It's like having three telescopes in one. It takes a little time to switch configurations, so I don't really change them when I travel out to the desert. I highly recommend getting a good case since it doesn't come with one. I'm not a fan of the using the shipping box to hull all this gear around.