This tried-and-true refractor is an excellent first telescope. It works well and I have enjoyed using it. I recently inhereted another 70mm refractor so this on doesn't get used as much. It features a 70mm fully anti-reflection coated achromatic objective lens, which provides 36% more light-gathering ability than a 60mm. It has a 700mm focal length (f/10). The telescope is lightweight and easy to carry.
The included equatorial mount comes equipped with dual slow-motion controls for manual star tracking and adjustable aluminum tripod. Includes an optical finder scope and two eyepieces - 25mm (1.25") and 10mm (1.25") - and 90° star diagonal.