See the giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn and their moons, nebulae and clusters. The SkyWatcher 114mm Reflector Telescope SW450 is a fantastic telescope for the beginning amateur astronomer. Users of this telescope get a great experience of watching the night sky without needing to pay high up front costs associated with more expensive telescopes.
The SkyWatcher SW450 Reflector Telescope has a 114mm (4½") objective diameter that captures a nice amount of light for viewing the night sky. It also has a 900mm focal length with smooth 31.7mm rack and pinion focuser. A longer focal length allows for great views of many celestial objects particularly in dark sky environments.
This telescope also has the benefits of gathering 125% more light than a 76mm telescope and 165% more than a 70mm refractor.
All Sky-Watcher reflectors are overcoated with silicon dioxide for more durability and 5 years warranty.
This telescope also comes with a motor drive. The addition of the motor drive feature allows you to easily manoeuvre your telescope using a remote control. This gives greater accuracy in following stars compared to using manual movements.
*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.
SkyWatcher 114mm Reflector Telescope SW450 Features:
- Clear views with 114mm aperture
- Easy object focusing with 5x24 finderscope
- More light gathering capacity (165% more than 70mm refractor)
- Aluminized and overcoated mirrors
- Comfortable viewing at high and low magnifications
- Easy tracking of stars with equatorial mount
- 5 years Skywatcher limited warranty
|Recommended Usage||Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets|
|User Level||For Beginners|
The stand is a bit weak, shakes a lot when adjusting the focus, and the image shakes when small winds came.
However, it is quite good for its price. You would not expect more from $260. (Posted on Dec 11, 2016)
Pros: price, user friendly, great first telescope
Cons: tripod quality
Pros: light, Good price, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: focus mechanism, May encourage you to buy a big telescope!
I am enjoying everything this telescope has to offer and recommend it to first time users like myself. However, it does encourage you to buy a bigger scope, and I would suggest putting more cash aside to purchase something larger if you wish to see really crisp images of Nebulae.
All in all, a great first telescope that will provide you with many enjoyable hours under the stars at a great price. (Posted on Dec 09, 2012)
Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE year after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.
This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.
For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.