If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope 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.
Quality construction and design
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.
Equipped with a permanently mounted StarPointer Finderscope lets you keep track of the stars, and a German Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles helps you accurately locate and track sky objects. 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 General Features
- Significant 114mm aperture provides clear images
- All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Find star objects easily with mounted StarPointer finderscope
- Usable for terrestrial and astronomical use with erect images
- Very stable viewing base (rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs)
- Includes "The Sky®" software (10,000 object database and enhanced images)
|Recommended Usage||Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets|
|User Level||For Beginners|
Have had a few nights that where clear skies and enjoyed looking at the moon.
Looking forward to many more nights looking up.
Yes you could pay more and get better but for someone just starting out it does what's it meant to and a good piece of equipment to start out with. (Posted on Aug 15, 2014)
Pros: price, user friendly, Good price, great first telescope
Once it was received I set about setting it up ,which I found to very easy,I have only been able to use it a couple of times due to too much cloud and light.But what I have been able to see amazes me.. I couldn't be happier with my purchase . (Posted on Feb 22, 2014)
Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, Positive adjustments, great first telescope, adjustments, quality +++
Pros: price, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Positive adjustments, great first telescope, accurate, adjustments, Beautifully crisp image!
I was very impressed with the fast shipping and customer service. I will be shopping here again (Posted on Jan 15, 2013)
Pros: Accurate, Good price, great first telescope, adjustments, quality +++
First light was about 30 minutes later after I had roughly aligned the mount. We observed Sol by projection onto a clipboard. Three sunspots on the limb (not sure which!) greeted us. Terrestrial viewing was clear and crisp.
Suburban Geelong has positively stinking seeing but the moon was absolutely awesome! I won't relate other observations until I've tried it on our dark sky rural block. (Posted on Feb 09, 2012)
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