I can honestly say, for anyone who has not seen one of these, this is an absolutely beautiful pearly white telescope to own. It has also given me absolutely spectacular views of jupiter,the moon and star clusters. I have not performed any star tests, but the moon came in absolutely crystal clear and so did the bands of jupiter. Stars are very pin point sharp and are a pleasure to look at. I'm saddened to have to let this baby go. I bought it new only 1 year ago and it's been outside only 5 times. As a grad student I just don't have the time I'd like to fully enjoy this beauty. Plus, I live in a single efficiency apartment and don't really have much room. The pictures may not do this justice but this thing is BIG so keep that in mind if you're thinking about buying this. There are no scratches on this and the motor runs smoothly. I have not had a chance to test the GOTO due to not enough time but I really enjoyed slewing this thing around the sky with the remote control. This sells new for $1050 total(which includes shipping) which is what I paid for it. For $850 total (which includes shipping) it's all yours PLUS I'm throwing in a few extra goodies for FREE. With that you get it all-the tripod, mount, optical tube, autostar controller and battery pack (batteries included), instruction manual, triangle, as well as the 26 mm eyepiece that came with it. I will even throw in a #505 connector Cable set + instructions for FREE (this is used to connect the autostar to your computer to update the autostar database- a $25 dollar value). In addition I will also throw in a Meade 2X telenegative amplifier air spaced triplet barlow lens, model 140 for FREE. This is an $85 dollar value. Telescope will be packaged in original boxes obtained from Meade and shipped to your doorstep via FedEx. May pay via check and once it clears, your scope and accessories will be shipped very very promptly to you and I'll email tracking number. First come first serve!!