Stellarvue makes telescopes, eyepieces and accessories that utilize exceptional optics, they maintain the highest quality components and keep their prices low. Each Sttelescope carrying the Stellarvue label is personally star tested by Vic Maris. The optical parts and mechanical parts are warrantied, and Stellarvue makes sure every customer is 100% satisfied. Stellarvue telescopes are extremely well made and most of the time the telescope or telescope eye piece survives a fall, as they are built like a tank. Stellarvue is committed to making sure that each of their instruments operates as it should. That is because they really do care about their customers and nothing sells a Stellarvue scope better than the telescope itself. The telescopes are their ambassadors and Stellarvue wants them operating to spec when anyone wants to show them off.