This is an excellent scope. With 11'' mirror, you will see more deep space object with high contrast. On planet otherwise, excellent but not so much different from an 8'' model (I had a nexstar 8SE with same optics for comparision). The weight is an issue. Just the telescope with the fork arm mounting weights 30Kg. I added some counterweight to it bringing it to almost 35Kg. Otherwise with celestron proven sct technology, I do trust that this is excellent optical instrument. The fork arm mount is similar to a CGE mount design in terms of accuracy & peformance. Great value for the money
Pros: Large mirror, excellent light gathering capacity
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.