Star hopping is difficult in light polluted skys. Let the scope do the work to help find things you didn't think you could see.
Tasco Starguide ST-114000CT Go to scope. Nearly identical to Celestron 114 (Tasco owns Celestron), with bronze tube color and slight differences in controller programming. Starpointer finderscope. Aluminum tripod. Battery pack.
Included eyepieces: Celestron Series 500 30mm Plossl, Meade 9mm MA
$225 + shipping