I bought this telescope June 30th, 2016. Last day of a lower sale price. When I received it about 5 days later i was very impressed of how it was packaged. All components in seperate boxes and all of those in one box all together. Every component was in tip top shape. Planned on a camping trip before I even thought of buying this telescope so, I thought I'm bringing it with Me, Duck Mountain, super dark skies, No cell phone service. It's gonna be Great! Bought lots of energizer batteries (two - 38 packs). Unfortunately, it was cloudy with occasional rain (that sucked) for 5 days. I finally got to use it in September. I took my son in law and the moon was out so, that's what we looked at. We were both amazed how close it appeared. It was like you could touch it. Anyways, I could go on about this telescope But, I'll just say it's awesome! I will also say I had called Focus Scientific a few times before my purchase and even quite a few times after to het some info and I can truly say they were easy to talk to and they seemed to actually care and listened. I really like that! The owner and the employees are very knowledgeable and friendly. I just love my telescope. I take care of it better than my car (lol). Thanks Focus Scientic.