It started when I was in the attic of an old pair of binoculars. Previously, I had hardly engaged with the stars. He knew that there was one and the gave me. But sitting on a summer evening on the balcony with a comfortable chair in the wheat, I found the starscape but interesting, and thought that a 'real' telescope might not be a bad idea.
No sooner said than done, on Ebay I have the first best (or erstschlechteste) Tchibo Lidl Aldi gained refractor telescope used. Nice formulated it was a bad buy and I was quite disappointed by this mindless pile of plastic junk. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
Apart from the fact that I saw the moon is not much greater than with binoculars before, it was virtually impossible to produce a shake-free image. Even breathing was enough to move the tube to the steady shaking. I've shipped the thing in the trash (so back to ebay) and was like you can think of plenty pissed by the whole action. Supposedly, the telescope can zoom up to 225-fold (4mm eyepiece 1.5 X Barlow). Mathematically, this goes well, but just because. Because even with the 20mm eyepiece and 30x magnification, a focus was hardly possible, if only for seconds.
In addition to the anger gradually awoke my hunting instinct. Now it should certainly be a telescope and a sound to it. Amazon now comes into play. First, I have informed me of the relevant pages for days, I soaked with technical terms, then slammed shut.
My first attempt was a seriously intentioned Celestron AstroMaster 130/650 with an EQ mount. The unit went back again (see review). Then came from the Heritage Skywatcher 130/650. Also had to return back to the dealer (see review here). Finally, I landed at the Orion Star Blast 6150/750. In between, they were joined to the Celestron FirstScope76 for my daughter. Perhaps the best of all devices.