Stellarvue designed this series for those who are new to astronomy or have a limited budget. Stellarvue Access telescopes are high performance Super ED Apo refractors at an affordable price! Like all telescopes in their lower price range, these are completely assembled in the Far East. Unlike the others, these are individually tested here at Stellarvue to ensure they perform well optically and mechanically. Parts that do not pass our tests are returned. For a small additional fee we will Zygo test and optically tweak lenses for even better performance. Customers who opt for this get the test report on their lens. Stellarvue Access telescopes are a great entry point into visual and photographic astronomy for those on a limited budget.