If you are new in astronomy, this is a good choice to begin with. 70mm is just nice, not too small but adequate for simple astronomy observation. Coated optics have great constrast and transmission. Included is 25 & 9mm Kneller eyepiece, which is quite good in quality. Tripod is 1.25'' sturdy enough for simple observation. Tracking will be a small problem as alt-alz mount might be difficult to move around manually. But overall still a very good telescope for such a price
Pros: Low chromatic aberation
Cons: Small objective
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.