The Barska 300 Power Starwatcher Telescope with Table-Top Tripod and Carrying Case is a practical way to start a lifetime journey to the stars and planets. This refractor has everything an entry level telescope needs for the aspiring astronomer. It is easy to set up and comes with the basics; a finderscope, 2 interchangeable eyepieces, 3x Barlow lens, pan head mount, 45deg. erect image diagonal, convenient table-top tripod, carrying case and the beginner's version of Barska's Deepsky Astronomy Software. The software is compatible with Windows 95, XP and Vista and has a searchable database of over 10,000+ objects including, nebulae, star clusters, double stars, variable stars and more. The 300 Power Starwatcher has a silver optical tube with black highlights. It boasts coated glass optics for enhanced image brightness and has been engineered with a smooth functioning mount. This telescope is good way to start a budding interest in the celestial wonders.