Unlike many other things in this world, the bigger the telescope, the better it works, because the larger the parabolic mirror inside is, the more light it will gather and - consequently - the higher the resolution of the image will be. I chose this telescope because it was the biggest one I could fit into the back of a Volvo estate. If I had bought a 14 or 20 inch mirror, I would need a step-ladder to look through the eyepiece at the top of the tube.
It is really designed to pick out the feint nebulosity of distant star-clusters and galaxies in deep sky - it is a deep-sky telescope. If you insert a high magnification eye-piece though, it will bring you to within about 200 miles of the moon's surface, and you can take an unguided tour of it's mountains a plains as if you were flying over it in a small spacecraft. When you look at the moon through this thing, the image is so bright that you have to use a smokey filter to cut down on the glare coming up from the layers of dust, and only about 20% of it is visible at any time.
But yes, I made the classic mistake that so many novice astronomers make who live in a small apartment in town - it is too big to conveniently carry downstairs and pop into the car for a trip to the dark countryside, so I really need to sell it and get something a little more compact, like an 10 inch Matsukov, which doubles the effective focal length by passing the light through a hole in the primary mirror, in a 3 foot tube.
I know that I will have to accept a lot less money than I paid for it, but be warned - buyer collects. It would be good in the dark, French countryside... Any offers?