The telescope uses highest quality precision multi-coated glass optics to produce the brightest and sharpest non-inverted image of any of our telescopes. The 32-power optical design is considered the perfect magnification for harbormaster telescopes and is the best compromise between power and field of view. The telescope has a clear coated finish so it never needs polishing and will not show fingerprints. Focusing is accomplished using the precision rack and pinion focuser near the eyepiece. The telescope is 55" to 53" long depending on focus. The feet of the tripod have molded rubber so the telescope will not slip or scratch your fine flooring. The height of the telescope is 60" tall and the telescope with tripod weighs 23 lbs. The integrated sun shade is 3.25" in diameter, and the objective lens diameter is 60 mm. This heavy solid brass telescope is perfect for your office, near a view window, or for celestial observations.