Product Review (submitted on October 2, 2010):
Excellent design, execution, and optics. I had always wanted a richest-field telescope after cutting my teeth on a 3.5-inch Sky Scope (f/10 Newtonian) years ago. Apparently the dew cap and finder were added after this scope was originally designed, because their combined weight causes the unit to slip in its cradle when viewing objects in the lower half of the sky. To compensate, I just remove the dew cap. I'm very satisfied, If you use a camera tripod, make sure that it is very sturdy. The cradle that comes with the scope attaches to any standard tripod, but the weight of the scope requires that the tripod be substantial.