I purchased one of these Celestron C90 Mak spotting scopes from another site at a lower price than I could find here. Mine came with a Celestron tripod, tripod bag, two eye pieces, and a padded backpack. The included tripod was pretty rinky-dink and Mickey Mouse. The legs were aluminum, but everything else (including the head) was made of very cheap and brittle plastic that doesn't inspire a lot of confidence as to long-term durability. The backpack is also pretty basic, but it looks like it will at least be useful. I wouldn't use it to trek the Alps with the scope, but for light travel to the range and back, it'll do.I'm very happy with the C90 overall. I should have bought one a long time ago. It's going to be an excellent spotting scope for use at the rifle range, and it's much brighter, crisper, and more powerful than my current Leopold. If I can use the Mak for astronomy, that's simply icing on the cake. I bought the telescope for terrestrial viewing at about 600-1000 yards, and for that I think it will do very nicely.If you're considering a Mak, I'd also recommend you also pick up a Celestron 8mm to 24mm Zoom Eyepiece. The fixed Pl??ssl eye pieces that are included with the scope are good, but the ability to zoom quickly and easily is worth the extra cost.The reason I gave the Mak four stars instead of five is that the finderscope is really awful and embarrassingly-cheap. Celestron should not include it at all and instead include a better tripod. I'd like to see them include a short but solid table-top tripod for the range. I ended up pairing this scope with the Vanguard VS-82 Table Top Tripod and I couldn't be happier. A might tripod for a mighty mak!