This is not the inexpensive 8 - 12 power decorative version made from thin 0.8 mm brass. This telescope uses the highest quality 32-power precision coated optics and is made with dent-resistant heavy 1.2 mm brass. The brass has a vapor deposition clear coating so the brass will not tarnish. The telescope uses precision ground coated achromatic glass optics and produces a clear 32-power non-inverted image. For many years, mariners have considered 32-power to be the ideal balance between magnification and field of view. A sunshade protects the objective lens from glare. The telescope is 44" long, 2.75" in dia., has a tube outside dia. of 2", and an objective lens dia. of 50 mm. The telescope is mounted on heavy solid brass castings and a solid mahogany tripod. The maximum height of the telescope is 63" and it can be collapsed to a height of 39". The telescope weighs 18.6 lbs. This heavy solid brass telescope is perfect for your office, near a view window, or for celestial observations.