Hard to beat for $100. Yes, you can get views that are sharp edge-edge instead of just the center 70%, but you'll spend $300-500. This is my favorite galaxy-viewing e/p. It seems to give the brightest view, even compared to the pricey name-brand e/p. I think if they added more elements to give sharp stars across the field, the image might dim. I've held onto this and it's 38mm sibling even after buying (and sometimes returning) more expensive brands.