This is a great binocular for the price in its stock form.
You will need the crank-up type tripod for stargazing above 45 degrees and some additional power in the oculars for planetary observations.
The fork mount is good for its intended purpose but I think the Azimuth bearing has some slop in it,not critical for performance but unexpected for the price.
Pros: good optics
Cons: fork mechanics so-so
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.