I've seen a lot of telescopes come on go in my
time, but probably the worst one
I ever used, was one made by a now defunct Canadian company
All the parts were made entirely of plastic, including
the gears on the so called
Imagine using that in cold weather.
The optics on it were so bad, that the front lens, (Objective)
was stopped down
from 60mm to 40mm of true aperture.
The most remarkable thing was the the telescope manual had a very
diagram of every single part of the telescope, and a replacement
And I mean everything was covered.
I found that intriguing for some strange reason.
The manual was written in broken Chinese and was mostly
Oh yes, and a very dangerous Sun filter that threads in
to the eyepiece was also included.
The only object I ever saw through that instrument was a
A telephone pole, that I used to line up the dismal
that was mounted on a spindle with no real adjustments to align
it to the main telescope.
I seem to recall the whole package cost about $79, and of course
it seemed like a good deal at the time.
Now, we are talking about the 1970's here.
But the lesson I learned is just as valid today.
If you buy cheap, you get cheap, and that's just the reality of
And nothing is more frustrating to use either.
Keep that in mind whether you are buying your next eyepiece ,
acccessory or your next
Good quality goes a long way at the end of the day, and best of
get to skip a whole lot of frustration in the process., and will
that will last you a whole lot longer.
PS Being a Soccer (Football) fan, from growing up with it in
I'm watching some of the games in the World Cup series. Some of
so far have been totally ridiculous. Like Spain, being
out of the series for example.
Today, England plays Uruguay. The Uruguayans in the
last World Cup, were
out and out shameful, feigning injury when they were
losing the game.