This product was the first Telescope that ive purchased that wasnt meant for amatures or sold in Walmart/Dicks sporting goods. I am very happy with my purchase, and any of the negatives that i bring up in this review do not fall on Red Carpet Telescopes or the Bresser 208mm scope itself, but fall on my ignorance.
i really was unaware of how much larger this telescope was going to be in reference to my old 114mm cheap National Geographic Newtonian, and i could not believe the size difference, and the increase in quality.
this telescope is very very easy to use, and collimate, and the light that it is able to capture is amazing! with the correct mounting set up i would have an even better experience but for now my DIY set up will do. There is some light diffraction due to the F ratio being 3.9, which is fine when taking digital images but is a bit frustrating when viewing by eye. i have done more research and it looks like a coma corrector filter will fix tgis issue, and i am going to try this. I am so amazed by this telescope and i will probably have this for the rest of my life.
if you are looking to purchase this model, be ready for the size and make sure to have the proper mounting either with a well made equatorial tripod or a large heavy duty DIY mount thats able to handle about 25/30lbs. ALSO THIS PRODUCT DOESNT COME WITH THE SPOTTING SCOPE _ it has the mounting bracket but no scope so dont be suprised if it doesnt exist when you get your package.
(SIDE NOTE) this telescope was advertised as a 208mm f/3.9 bresser but when i got the telescope the actual marking on the tube stated that the primary was 210mm and the focal length is 800mm not the advertised 812mm. its not a big deal but might throw you off.
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I purchased this scope over the weekend from another online competitor that showed it was available online. 3 days later I get a text that my order was cancelled so I started looking online and found redcarpettelescopes and it showed they had one available. I called and immediately spoke to someone who said he would check his stock to make sure there was still one available. Within an hour he called me back and confirmed. He was even kind enough to hold for 1 day while I was waiting for the refund from the other company. Excellent customer service and will be doing business with redcarpet for now on.