Well packaged. Easy to set up. Impressive images. Unfortunately too cold and cloudy to really work with it yet. Pleased so far.
Great 8 inch scope for the money. Use a 2 ft level when leveling the tri pod and enter location GPS coordinates from Google Earth to get the best star alignment for the go to operation. Just keep rotating the level cross the 3 legs with an up or down adjustment to the leg and it will be level on about the 3rd time around. This takes maybe 5 minutes. Not good for photography but fine for viewing. You can get a better scope (gears, etc) for a lot more money but the optical tube and lens will be the same so the viewing is the same as an expensive scope. The only thing I don’t like is it won’t look straight up without the the tube hitting the base. If that happens you have to redo the star alignment.
Had to buy a laser collimater. The eyepiece you provide doesn’t allow me to view anything celestial. Very hard to align scope. I have yet to align telescope. Not happy. The scope is very heavy and I can’t pick it up by myself.
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.