This Newtonian telescope offers excellent wide field views, with a 6" (150mm) f/5 optical design. It can be used between 7 and 77 degrees latitude, and its NexStar+ hand control offers programming in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Its parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image. Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear. Its updated, industrial design offers more rigidity, less flexure and improved aesthetics. The Newtonian optical design is excellent for visual observing and offers you the largest aperture (150mm) for the price. Combined with the Advanced VX mount, you'll have all the tools you need to learn the basics of imaging, too. Also includes a 6x30 finderscope, adjustable, stainless steel tripod, and a 20 mm eyepiece.