The Celestron 127 EQ PowerSeeker does more than you would expect of a telescope at this price. If you are looking for your first telescope then it should be a high ranking contender. Even a more experienced amateur or keen hobbyist should take note and give it some serious consideration. Image definition and illumination is superb thanks to the excellent optics and good sized aperture. With the reliable tripod and mount, you will spend many pleasurable hours tracking your chosen objects through the night sky. Rest assured that the Celestron reputation for quality is well earned, and backed by a 2 year warranty.