Great so far! Needed a little calibration and the cool down time is significant but this is like having an observatory in your own home!
When I received it the telescope software did not work. I went through the calibration but when I instructed it to go to the Orion Nebula it pointed to the ground. It took about three days to connect with Celestron who instructed me to update the telescope firmware. The instructions they give me did not work in the sense that nothing happened as it was supposed to in the instructions. However when I took the telescope outside it began working. I don’t know if I really updated the firmware or it just began working for some other reason. The whole experience was somewhat frustrating but was in the end successful, although I don’t have faith that it will keep working because the firmware update did not terminate as it was supposed to. It has been difficult connecting with Celestron and OPT for support. Both companies take your number and call back but it seems that this happens about half the time.
No fault of OPT, the scope took 4 months to be delivered due to Covid backlogs. Received it last week and have been with out with it every clear night. Using the scope for EAA while at home, and will use it for visual when remote. When the scope slews at the higher speeds it is a bit noisy, but haven't had any complaints from the neighbors yet. :) That might change when it gets warmer and windows are open at night.
Due to smoke from CA fires I haven’t had clear skies to align. I tried to align to Jupiter and couldn’t get it to work. I’m new so learning...
Nice telescope, worked great the first 6 months, then stopped working. Celestron support was very good, repaired free of charge, no shipping charges. If I could do it over I would go with a dobsonian reflector. Something that is quick and simple. The go to is nice but it can be time consuming to get set up and going.
I received the perfect product recommendation when I had been searching for a cellphone attachment for my telescope. Thank you so much!!!