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The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope is available here at the best price anywhere. If you're looking to get started with astronomy this is our favorite choice under $200. Perfect for astronomers of all ages!
If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the Celestron AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The AstroMaster Series produces bright, clear images of the moon and planets.
You won't believe how easy it is to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts and moons, nebulae, and star clusters.
The Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector, in particular, is ideal for the novice skywatcher. It features all-glass optical elements, smooth operating steel tripod mountings with manual motion controls, and coated optics for enhanced image brightness and clarity. Quick-release, no-tool dovetail attachment makes setup a breeze, and a rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform.
A deluxe accessory tray provides convenient storage of accessories, and the included "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software features a 10,000-object database and enhanced images.
This telescope combines the best in intricate technology and ease of use, and makes a great gift for any budding astronomer, young or old.
AstroMaster 114EQ Features:
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Permanently mounted StarPointer
- Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
- Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
- German Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
- Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25\" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
- All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
- Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
- The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images
Motor Drive Accessory Available
The Celestron Astromaster 114EQ also offers a motor drive accessory (see accessories below). The motor drive will allow the telescope to continuously track an object without the need to touch the telescope. The motor drive automatically turns the telescope at a pace to counter the movement of the Earth. This means if you are looking at Jupiter, there is no need to continue to turn the telescope tracking knobs to keep it in your eyepiece for viewing. With the motor drive, the object you are viewing stays in your eyepiece the entire time.
This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.
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Can you see Saturn with this telescope?
Saturn is easily viewed in this telescope, and actually in most telescopes. Saturn with its rings will be easy to view in most any telescope. Jupiter and its moons will also be easily visible from this, and all other telescopes. Planets are very bright and easy to view in all telescopes. Galaxies and other deep space objects are also able to be seen with this telescope. The larger your aperture, the more light your telescope can gather. Try not to think of it in "distance" but rather in how much light can you gather, the larger your aperture, your telescope will be able to gather light from these very distant objects.
Can you use it on a computer?
The Celestron Astromaster is not computerized so the unit itself cannot connect to a computer. This telescope does come with software that will give you a tutorial on the use of the telescope and also provides some star charts.
In what packing is it delivered and is it save to carry in that packing from place to place , and whether the packing is rugged and save for carriage.
This telescope comes with no case and the packing is a large cardboard box with foam fitted to protect the scope during shipment. You could carry the telescope in the packaging but it would not offer rugged protection. The packaging is recommended for storage rather than travel.
Is there a case available for purchase for this telescope?
The best case would be the Zhumell Medium Telescope Case. The item number is ZHUL043.
The focal ratio between the 130 EQ and the 114 EQ are quite different. What does this effect?
More important is the difference in the aperture size, 130mm or 114mm, the larger the aperture, the more light you can gather. The 130 features a shorter focal length and will magnify objects less than the 114mm telescope will, however the more important feature of a telescope is the light gathering ability, so we would always suggest larger aperture over more magnification ability. Most objects in the night sky are viewed between 40x-100x, making either the 130 or the 114 qualified. The larger aperture of the 130 makes for a better view of objects.
What is the weight and size/dimension of packing box during shipment?
The box dimensions of the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ are 33" L x 17" W x 12" D. This product ships as 32lbs.
Will images in this telescope be upside down?
The images in this telescope will be right side up as long as you use the 20mm eyepiece that comes with it. This eyepiece features Erect Image Optics which corrects the image making it ideal for land viewing in addition to sky viewing. Any other eyepiece will show the image upside down, which is common in reflecting telescopes.