I scope was exactly what I wanted. It came right away and worked as expected. Very happy with the purchase.
I am a 66y/o beginner in astronomy; my Orion Newtonian 130st was a retirement gift. I am loving this new hobby. However, I was a Paramedic for 34 years and did finally develop some back and neck issues. We do pay to help you folks, lol. OK, the inline finder that came with OTA was difficult and uncomfortable to use. I found this new off-set finder scope and my whole viewing has remarkably changed for the better. I absolutely love it. Comfortable, easy to view and zeros in on objects for line in a flash. For us seniors, I can’t recommend a finder scope more than this one. Awesome field of view and the laser is a fun feature. It is a tad heavy, and I had to learn how to balance it, but once you get the hang of the increased weight, it’s a pleasant breeze to set up.
I love this finderscope, the double crosshair's are really nice. Illuminated I find them not to be too bright at all. The 9X50 mag and FOV works very well for me. This scope mounted right onto my Meade's ETX125 dovetail. Aligning it with the ETX125 was a breeze. I did rotate the illuminated eyepiece to have the on off illuminator to the finderscopes left side as my right eye is dominant. The scope came in focus. Only trouble I had was there were no batteries included. A email to OPT brought a quick response from Theresa wanting to send me the batteries. Since we were having day after day of snow I told her to included it in my next order in a week or so. As it was OPT sent them to me anyway. OPT did a price and shipping match, communication with Jesse working up to my order of several items was excellent. I would definitely recommend the Orion 9X50 RT Angle CI Illuminated Finderscope, and would buy it all over again. Shipping was fast and sent out the same day I ordered. OPT has all my business, A+++...
Very quick shipping and great customer service.