Upon opening both shipping boxes, for the telescope and tripod, I found old shipping papers. Both the telescope and tripod were originally sent to Optics Planet in October 2009 from the Celestron factory. I ordered/received my order in October 2011.
Therefore, I have received a two year old telescope when I expected a NEW-NEW telescope.
During a telephone call to the Celestron factory representative, I was told how to receive a free software upgrade and which new patch cable I will need to bring the two year old telescope up to current standards.
Pros: Great scope
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.