Celestron's AstroMaster Series Telescope is an affordable option for anyone who would like to start exploring the skies. The refractor design is reliable, easy to use and perfect for viewing objects on land and in the solar system. Built-in setting circles on the German Equatorial mount make it a cinch to locate stars, clusters, nebulae and planets, and fully coated glass optics produce clear images. A pre-assembled stainless steel tripod provides sturdy support in even the most rugged environments, and the accessory tray is a convenient spot for storing small items. Use The Sky Level 1 planetarium software to help you identify what you're looking at; it's loaded with a 10,000-object database.