The Vixen A80Mf 80mm Telescope is a great starting point if you are looking to start out with something a little larger than a beginner telescope, and want to spend the time to learn the sky instead of relying on a computer to slew the scope over to each object. The Vixen A80Mf 3992 Telescope, when attached to the Porta II Mount, moves easily and is stable when stopped. No tweaking of the telescope hand controls is necessary like some other brands. This smooth-acting scope and mount is great for terrestrial use, too; it can smoothly track earth-based objects, on land or sea. Snap a few images with a digital camera attached to the second port on the flip mirror diagonal.