bought this telescope last month and so far it has performed well.once alligned it will take you to far away places from within its database,set up is fairly easy once you get used to the american way of inputing dates,there should be a way to change it to uk style as we input the day first then the month.inputing the time is standard 24 hour clock,and also entering your country and town or city,(not all at once but for example,england london).even after switch of you dont always have to input that bit.just the date and time,there are a few different ways to allign using,1 star 2star 3star polar eq north eq south or solar,since i am focusing on jupiter at the moment i align using that planet in the solar system align.noone ever mentions the rear camera part,at the back of the scope there is a threaded head to attach the T-ring adapter then the relative T-ring for your camera.canon in my case.the good thing is you can line up what you are looking at in the eypiece then at the flick of a switch you can see the object in the camera eypice or viewscreen,may need re focusing from eye to lense.power for some maybe an issue so a power tank is recommended,since i am only focusing on one object i use duracell rechargables at the moment till i can get a powertank,for the short time i am out with it and only looking at one thing,the batteries have lasted for at least 5 1hour to two hour sessions mainly just tracking,moving it about through other object will drain the batteries.
PROS. easy tripod for one person to carry and set up.
the whole aligment process works once you have input all the correct data
looks nice as well.
price is good for what it does
cons. could have come with one more eypiece and a standard barlow.
a USB connection cable instead of RS-232 cable.