Great for astrophotography or use as a spotting scope. This Celestron 500mm Maksutov F5.6 comes with the original carrying case. I also will include a Thousand Oaks Solar Filter and a 1 1/4" diagonal. The Pro Optic model retails for $199.00. This is a Celestron and it has outstanding optics. Will sell all of it for $185.00. Money order only please.