Very surprised at the quality for the money. If you're into astronomy in a big way but can't afford an all-singing-all-dancing digital telescope, then this might appeal to you. The eyepieces are of excellent quality and that really counts when viewing. Let me break it down a bit.
Pluses: * Terrific build quality * Very precise control * Solid tripod * Quality eyepieces
Minuses: * A bit weighty if you're lugging very far
Recommended attachments: (available at Amazon.) * Moon filter (Celestron) * Revelation Astro 5X Barlow lens OR Celestron `Omni' Series 2X Barlow * Phillip's Planisphere * Celestron Flash Light, Red Astro Lite * Celestron Omni 4mm eyepiece OR SEITZ High Power 4mm Glass eyepiece
For astrophotography: * Camera adapter 93626 (Celestron or Bar and Stroud)