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

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    SKU: SKY-SW1149EQ1
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    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
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    Additional Information
    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
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Reflector
    Aperture Size 114mm
    Focal Length 900mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 228x
    Finderscope 6x24
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Equatorial Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (8)
    First Telescope
    Overall Score
    Bought this as my first telescope and was pleasantly surprised due to its cheap price!
    If youre reading this review for pros and cons of the telescope, here they are.
    (Baring in mind i live in a relatively suburban area)
    Pros:
    -Easily observe the moon and its features with variety of eyepieces included.
    -Can see Saturn and its rings
    -Can see Jupiter and its moons faintly
    -Can see other planets such as mars and venus but not in precise detail
    -Can see nebula such as the Great Orion Nebula very easily
    -Lightweight, easy to construct and easy to operate
    Cons
    - Well, there isnt any really.

    If you are looking to invest in a telescope that will enable you to see distant planets, galaxies etc or are looking for a telescope that will allow you to see deeper space this is inadequate. HOWEVER, as a beginners telescope or a telescope children would like to use i would highly recommend this one. It is sturdy and requires little maintenance and for the price, you cant expect much more.
    Yes i would recommend this as a beginners telescope, especially if you are unsure on whether or not you are to continue star gazing in the future as this telescope is relatively cheap!
    :))


    Review by tom (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great first serious telescope.... may become addictive.
    Overall Score
    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...
    Review by David G Hope (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Good first telescope.
    Overall Score
    Prompt delivery. Lots of pieces but easy to set up. Bought two weeks before Christmas and arrived in estimated time. Very happy! Review by Shannon (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Good first telescope.
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Beth (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Just perfect!
    Overall Score
    Was easy to set up! I got it as a present for my hubby, he loved it! Gorgeous clear views. Easy to use. Review by Rana (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Very happy with this skywatcher scope
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Tim (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great Services!
    Overall Score
    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! Review by Victor (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    anniversary gift for hubby as 1st telescope.
    Overall Score
    Great service. Prompt delivery. Great for a first timer. Easy usage. Will deal with ozscope again. Review by jackie (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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