I've owned this telescope for nearly 2 years now, and it has been worth every penny. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, with the StarBright XLT Coatings, provides a very clear and sharp image. The twin fork mount and heavy-duty tripod are super-steady, and the SkyAlign computer with GPS is very accurate, and eliminates the need to enter date, time, and location information to pinpoint celestial objects, a feature I thought was neat. Never had an issue with the controller yet. Overall, I'd say this is a
good investment for a long-term telescope that performs.
Pros: Excellent Optics, Sturdy Mount, Price/Value
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