This is a Christmas gift for my grandchildren, so I cannot review the telescope. What I can review, and am happy to do so, is the service that I received from OPT. Under the very trying conditions of today's business environment OPT keep me informed of the status of my purchase on a weekly basis. This policy left me feeling that my order would not fall through the cracks. This is in contrast to other companies that I have ordered from that provide no information about the status of my order. Nor answer inquiries. I would definitely do business with OPT again.
I have had the telescope for about 3 months. I absolutely love it! For the price it is an excellent scope. I enjoy looking at the moons of Jupiter every night before bed. The only problem I see with it, once you get one, you want a bigger more powerful scope!
Quick set up guide is very easy to follow. It comes with three eye pieces. The 25mm is the easiest to use. The app is very fun and informative, making this scope twice as exciting to use. My daughters are impressed, and that makes me a happy dad
Moderate easily to put together and set up. Still unable to align cell phone with telescope and/or ensure star sense app is set for my location. 2 frustrating evenings so far.
Unable to complete the setup yet. The instructions are not detailed enough. Cannot locate the instructions on the support site.
Clearly this is an economy model in terms of design, but the build quality is quite good. everything fits and is well finished. As to the optics, Hubble it ain’t but good enough for basic sky imaging The folks at Zeiss can relax on that account.Easy to use adapter to attach your smart phone to the eyepiece is available and very inexpensive. Zeiss can What sets this scope apart is the supporting software that you can download to your phone and mounts to the scope on a clever system that guides you in aiming the scope. An impressive and informative program program, StarSense Explorer app. Frankly I would pay the price for the software and throw in the scope as a bonus. In a few months I will probably be looking to upgrade and pass this one on to some deserving kid or organization. Who knows where the next Neil De grasse Tyson or Carl Sagan will get their start? Definitely an excellent value for the money Still waiting for the “Starry Night” book download. Website is a somewhat confusing. Meantime I’m taking up a new hobby in the Covid era and having fun.