With 11'' mirror, you will see higher contrast deep space object. On planet otherwise, excellent but not so much different from an 8'' model (I had a nexstar 8SE with same optics for comparision). The reason would be because of severe atmospheric turbulance that will limit the visual detail, but I believe in excellent nights, the power will exceed of the 8'' telescope. 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. Optics Planet bundle is worth to take, just few more bucks you get a lot more stuff. It's a keeper
Pros: Good Optics, Large Aperature
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