Product Type: Skywatcher telescopes
Newest Review: ... easily. The product is easy to use, but is still a powerful tool. It would be ideal for beginners and enthusiasts alike. This 'scop... more
A good telescope for amateurs and experts
Member Name: robosharkatron
Advantages: Good optics, very user friendly
Disadvantages: Has its problems, but nothing major
This telescope has been fantastic so far. It is a very powerful tool which provides brilliant optics.
The fully motorised mount is great. It is lightweight and is very easy to set up. It's a compact little unit and can be transported easily.
The product is easy to use, but is still a powerful tool. It would be ideal for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
This 'scope, like all telescopes, is affected by light pollution. This one seems to deal with light pollution well, but would work better in an area with limited light.
I have an external power supply to power mine. I would recommend investing in one, as batteries seem to cause the mechanisms to slow down.
When focussed on something high in the sky, the eye piece is awkwardly angled. It's not a major problem but it does make things a little tricky.
Despite what it says in the official product description, this telescope is not built for terrestrial use. You have to buy a separate component to use it in this way; otherwise, the image comes out upside-down.
All in all, I'd happily recommend this product. It has its problems, but compared t other telescopes on the market, this one is excellent value.
Summary: A good product overall, perfectly good value for money