shredder1656, how did this telescope turn out? I have what I assume to be the same. Towa 305, 60 x 900, made in Japan and in a large wooden box. I have taken it out numerous times, put it together, and been very disappointed by it.
Besides the right ascension dial slipping so that I can't really use the ascension/declination part of the equatorial mount properly, the field of view is so small that I find it very hard to find anything (and that's with the 22mm eyepiece). It doesn't help that the objective lens is missing from the finder scope, making it useless. I also feel like the whole telescope and mount is badly balanced, and as soon as I loosen something to make a positioning adjustment, the whole thing starts slewing around wildly. It shows the moon alright, but that's about all I can say for it. Am I missing something with this scope?