Delivery was quicker than expected. I have not opened yet because it's a christmas gift for husband.
Before ordering I was told that the telescope plus extra eyepiece package was due in 2 weeks. I received the telescope a week ago no problem. But extra eyepieces were not included. Now I'm told by customer service the eyepiece package will take another 2-3 weeks ( new Order 148677). Telescope is difficult to align and use for a beginner without a lower power eyepiece. Anything you can do to expedite shipment of Order 148677 will be appreciated.
Hi Joseph, We greatly appreciate you as a customer and apologize for the delay in shipping as the extra eyepiece package was back-ordered by the manufacturer. The purchase order with your item is due to arrive to us this week, so it should ship out to you by the end of the week! Thank you, OPT
The telescope is excellent. The view shakes so much when adjusting the focus, or trying to take a picture with a DSLR.
I am going to try to return this. IT won’t align.
Love the scope OPT was good to deal with did a good job. Only complaint is it’s harder to set up than I had hoped!
As an amateur astronomer I find the equipment easy to mount and robust. The handset control and motorized mount easy to use as well. With the included eyepiece the image is quite good and sharp but limited to an 80x magnification. I also bought the 8-25 eyepiece to have more magnification. Note that the handset control was not anymore working after two days, it showed a boot loader error 80, but after upgrading the firmware (using an rs232 cable and the firmware manager software available on the Celestron website) it is now again operating perfectly.