Cracking compact MAK 80 telescope to get you started. Simply add a tripod or EQ mount and you are good to go.
On testing this spotting scope / telescope, I was amazed by the lack of chromatic aberration. Although the eyepieces supplied are optimised for smart phone photography, I would recommend upgrading to a couple of higher grade plossl eyepieces for visual use.
As with all telescopes, we advise getting the most sturdy tripod and mount you can afford. This will help keep it steady when using high power eyepieces. For those using for terrestrial use, it comes with a very good quality carry case.
Do not just think when using for astronomy, it is suitable for the Moon and Planets only. This compact scope is perfect for splitting double stars and also the brighter star clusters, galaxies and nebula from a dark sky area.
The set consists of an 80mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope OTA with 800mm focal length, a 40x and 80x magnifying eyepiece, an optical 8×21 viewfinder, a particularly high-quality, phase-corrected 90° roof prism with image erection as well as a smartphone adapter and a carrying case.
Smartphone not included! Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x40 & x80 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x160 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 80mm Telescope Focal Length: 800mm (f/10) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25″): 10mm & 20mm 90° 1.25″ Roof Prism Image Erecting Prism (Phase Coated) 8×21 Finderscope Adjustable Primary Mirror Cell Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror Smartphone Adaptor Carrying Case Dust Caps Gift Box OTA Weight: 1.8Kg