The 130 mm aperture of this classical reflector offers you 30% more light than the 114mm reflectors that are usually in this price range. The lightweight mount is easily transportable and the optics provide an image that is free of colour abberations. This combination is not only very good for observing the planets, you can even see some objects outside our own solar system. Enjoy the colours of bright stars such as the double star system Albireo in the constellation Cygnus or watch the famous double-double Epsilon Lyrae in the constellation Lyra. The compact MESSIER NT-130 is easy to use and provides fast and good performance.This telescope is only an optical tube without mount and tripod!