Celestron should sell this without a spotter scope, since you have to buy a different one, the one they provide is worthless for sure, absolutely can't adjust it any where's close. I would not even classify it as a toy. The equatorial mount is not up to par also. My third problem this Telescope is a Bird Jones(meaning it has a lens already in the bottom of the eyepiece tube) and even after buying a nice collimation laser I find it really difficult to collimate, meaning to use a laser you have to remove the existing Bird Jones style lens. I find the Secondary mirror and Primary mirror hard to work on with Phillips head screws. Finding a good YouTube video for a laser collimation that shows the actual laser adjustment for the mirrors for the 127EQ is no where to be found. The good news is the price is right but you get what you pay for. I probably should have held out for a better and bigger scope $. I had a 8"" Spectrum(which I don't see being made anymore) Equatorial mount that I paid a lot more money for, sold it used for $600 years ago, that was a real gem. You start out with a bargain that you wind up paying a lot more for the accessories and parts to make this work the way it should out of the box. If yours comes properly collimated and you can keep it that way your in luck. Since I got this at a good price guess I'll play with it and buy more parts rather than take it apart and send it back. I gave it three stars because for the size, to start with you don't have a huge outlay of cash. My glass is half empty on this one.