Take a guided tour of the cosmos without leaving the comfort of your own backyard! The complete StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit is a great setup for budget-conscious beginners since it's loaded with value-packed accessories and a motorized GoTo system.
This smart 114mm reflector telescope can locate and aim itself at over 42,000 celestial objects within its vast database of night sky targets. The StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector ranks as the most affordable model in the StarSeeker III series of GoTo telescopes, so it's the perfect choice for budget-conscious stargazers who want to enjoy the luxuries of GoTo technology and motorized tracking. Its single-arm mount features built-in encoders and servo motor drives designed to slew the 114mm-aperture reflector accurately and automatically to any visible object you select with its illuminated hand controller, following an easy two-star alignment process. Once the computerized GoTo system locates a selected object, the StarSeeker III 114mm will precisely track it as it appears to move across the night sky, so you can enjoy the view for as long as you like before selecting a different target. This allows you to relax and enjoy the view instead of fumbling with cables and buttons to keep the object centered. Built-in encoders and servo motors slew the 114mm reflector telescope accurately and automatically right to the object you select from the GoTo hand controller's intuitive menus.
With an assembled weight of just 12.4 lbs., it's easy to transport and setup the lightweight and portable StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector. What's more, the included single-arm GoTo altazimuth mount can be set-up and taken down quickly, and features a quick-release dovetail saddle for swift telescope attachment without the need for tools.
Following an easy two-star alignment process, the StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo can take you on a guided tour of the best visible objects in the night sky. Once aligned, this smart telescope will find and aim itself at any visible planet or Messier, NGC, or IC catalog object in seconds with just a few button pushes. Built-in encoders and servo motors slew the telescope accurately and automatically right to the object you select from the GoTo hand controller's intuitive menus. With a vast database of over 42,000 celestial objects, the StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector will show you interesting sights on any clear night.
Since the StarSeeker III 114mm Reflector can locate and track celestial objects with its motorized GoTo system, you can use it along with a camera or smartphone to take impressive pictures of the night sky. Capture stunning snapshots of the Moon, planets and more by attaching a dedicated astrophotography camera, or a combination of an Orion SteadyPix accessory and your own point-and-shoot camera or smartphone to the StarSeeker III 114mm Reflector to explore the rewarding hobby of astrophotography. (Cameras and SteadyPix accessories sold separately)
You'll get a great assortment of useful accessories with the StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector telescope:
Two 1.25" eyepieces are included with the StarSeeker 114mm GoTo Reflector.
The included 25mm Explorer II eyepiece provides 20x magnification in the 114mm reflector optical tube, and the 10mm bumps magnification up to 50x for higher-power looks through the telescope. We recommend starting with the 25mm eyepiece every night to observe a wider area of the night sky, then boost magnification by swapping out the 25mm eyepiece with the 10mm ocular once you have an object centered.
The Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight makes it "EZ" to center alignment stars.
Use the included EZ Finder II reflex sight to help center initial alignment stars when performing the two-star alignment required for accurate GoTo performance. It's a non-magnifying sighting device that superimposes a tiny, LED-powered red dot, focused at infinity, on the sky. After a simple alignment procedure, the red dot shows exactly where your telescope is pointed.
Let the computerized GoTo controller guide you on a tour.
The StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector lets you explore the skies with pushbutton ease thanks to its GoTo hand controller. With a vast database of over 42,000 celestial objects including stars, double stars, galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, and more, the included computerized GoTo hand controller will become your tour guide to the skies.
The StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector also includes a compass, quick-collimation cap, PC interface cable, and a removable accessory tray for the tripod. Each StarSeeker III requires 8 AA batteries (not included) or an external 12V DC field battery or AC-to-DC wall adapter.
Take advantage of this affordable kit's additional included tools to get the most from the bright views of this 114mm GoTo Reflector!
Use the Shorty 2x Barlow with the 25mm eyepiece that comes with the 114mm Reflector to enjoy 40x magnification compared to 20x, and the combination of the 10mm eyepiece and Barlow bumps the power from 50x to a more powerful 100x view. Use the included MoonMap 260 to properly identify lunar features you see through the telescope. Read the Discover the Stars guidebook to learn helpful hints about stargazing. Use the Star Target Planisphere to see what constellations and objects will be visible on any day of the year. The RedBeam Mini flashlight makes it easy to refer to charts and books while observing, and it helps you see small parts and knobs without disrupting dark-adapted vision.
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
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