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SkyWatcher 114/900 EQ Reflector Telescope

  • Come with 5x24 Finderscope
  • 165% more than 70mm Refractor
  • Aluminized and overcoated mirrors
  • Comfortable viewing at high and low magnifications
  • Easy tracking of stars with equatorial mount
  • Skywatcher 5 Years Limited Warranty

  • Also Available With Motor Drive Edition
    SKU: SKY-SW1149EQ1
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    Regular Price: $345.95

    Sale Price $239.95

    Retail Price $399.00

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    Description



    See the giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn and their moons, nebulae and clusters. The SkyWatcher 114/900 EQ Reflector Telescope 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.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    SkyWatcher 114/900 EQ Reflector Telescope SW455 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

    Specification

    Additional Info

    Specifications
    Barrel Diameter (mm) 31.7
    Battery Type / Adaptor -
    Brand SkyWatcher
    Counterweights 2kg
    Eyepieces (fl mm) S10 (90x), S20 (45x)
    Finderscope Optical 5x 24mm
    Focal length (mm) 900mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.9
    Focus system Rack and Pinion
    Highest Practical Power 228x
    Limiting Magnitude 12.9
    Mount Type Equatorial EQ1
    Objective lens (mm) 114
    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Optical Tube size / weight 150mm x 890mm
    Resolving Power 1 Arc Second
    Shipping Weight / pc (grams) 22700
    Supplier Model Number SW455
    Total Weight (grams) 16700
    Tripod Height (mm) 710-1230
    Tripod Type Aluminium
    Tube Diameter (mm) 150
    Warranty (years) 5 Years
    Manufacturer SkyWatcher
    Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
    User Level For the Beginner

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    Great first serious telescope.... may become addictive. - Review by
    Overall Score
    80
    Bought this as my first telescope. Putting it all together was handled well by the included manual. The first night or two were spent getting used to setting up, polar alignment and directional control (in reverse) of the EQ mount. I was expecting a slightly magnified view of the sky from this entry priced telescope (rrp $399 AUD. On sale for $199 AUD). However my first look at the moon (where else for a first look?) And the clarity and detail, even with the supplied eye pieces and 2x Barlow, was and is, amazing. Can't wait to get a moon filter to further improve contrast and reduce glare down less than retina imaging levels. Next was Jupiter and it's 4 main moons then Mars and best of all was last night with my first sighting of Saturn. Of course I'd seen much bigger images of these planets on tv etc but the thrill of seeing them 'live' with my own eyes was truly exciting. Now I get why astronomers do what they do. Of course all my sightings have been without the aid of filters or wizbang optics and so not their best due to brightness etc so a decent set of these is on my wish list. Have ordered a solar filter, also from Ozscopes so I can put my Skywatcher to use during daylight by safely observing the sun. Have found Ozscopes to be prompt with delivery being within the stated time frame (even using Aust post) & the products sold to be of generally good quality. The only disappointment I have, albeit a small one, is that the gradient marking on the Dec Scale are apparently a transfer of some sort which, to my frustration, rubbed off when I tried to wipe away an oil mark so that the said Dec scale now has a blank spot between one of the 50 to 10 degree sections making using that scale impossible. If transfers MUST be used? then perhaps a spare could be included? Or better yet, do a better job to start with! The tripod is a substantial aluminum construction. Even so the amount of image shake could do with being reduced perhaps by the inclusion of a stabilisation weaight to hang from the underside as this is a necessity not an optional luxury.
    Overall I'm delighted with the instrument and its supplied optics. It far exceeded my expectations for the sale price. I'm now well and truly hooked on stargazing (thanks Ozscopes) & look forward to future dealings with the said supplier of my new addiction. The sky is not the limit...

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    Pros: price, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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    Good first telescope. - Review by
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    80
    Prompt delivery. Lots of pieces but easy to set up. Bought two weeks before Christmas and arrived in estimated time. Very happy!
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    Pros: portability, user friendly, Decent glass, portable, great first telescope


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    Good first telescope. - Review by
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    80
    The best thing was the shipping. I bought this during the busiest time of the year, Christmas, and the delivery was still spot on.
    The telescope looks very nice and isn't too hard to use. However, at first I didnt understand other comments about needing a bigger telescope, but the eyepieces didn't allow you to see so far. Still, will definitely buy more from ozscopes again.

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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price
    Cons: focus mechanism

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    anniversary gift for hubby as 1st telescope. - Review by
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    80
    Great service. Prompt delivery. Great for a first timer. Easy usage. Will deal with ozscope again.
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability


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    Great Services! - Review by
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    80
    The delivery time was amazing! I managed to get the telescope literally next day business day. The scope is a lot better than i had expected as my first telescope, will deal with ozscope again for bigger telescope!
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    Pros: Good price, great first telescope
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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    Very happy with this skywatcher scope - Review by
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    80
    I bought this scope as my first telescope after taking advise from ozscope staff. Took me awhile to set up, might take a bit more practice. I almost had no troubles using it to observe Orion Nebula on first night, even though it took me some time do it.

    I will recommend it to first time user like me. However, it does encourage you to buy a bigger and better scope to get a really crisp images of Nebulae.

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    Pros: Accurate, great first telescope, accurate
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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    Just perfect! - Review by
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    100
    Was easy to set up! I got it as a present for my hubby, he loved it! Gorgeous clear views. Easy to use.
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, Positive adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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    Warranty

    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    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.

    FAQ

    Q:
    I have bought a SkyWatcher 114/900 EQ Reflector telescope and it came with a 10mm lens. im new to this so if I want to be able to see things larger which lens would I need to buy? Also I want to buy a solar filter for it but I'm not sure which is the correct one to buy for this model. thanks
    A:
    There are a number of eyepieces that you could use, but if you just want more magnification then I would suggest using a barlow lens which will enable you to see further. link:http://www.ozscopes.com.au/skywatcher-2x-1-25-achromatic-barlow-lens-with-camera-adapter.html This also has a built in T-adapter incase you want to do astrophotography.

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