Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope

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  • The ideal choice for new astronomers
  • Perfect for viewing all the best celestial objects and terrestrial observation
  • Large 114mm coated glass mirror
  • Easy to set up and operate
  • Includes everything you need to get started
  • What's Included

    114mm Newtonian reflector telescope, tripod with accessory tray, 20mm eyepiece, 10mm eyepiece, permanently mounted finderscope, planetarium software

    Description

    Our Bestselling Telescope!

    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, Celestron's AstroMaster telescopes produce bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, and even objects beyond our Solar System. 

    You won't believe how easy it is to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with your AstroMaster 114EQ. When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn's ring structure, Jupiter's cloud bands and moons, favorite deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, star clusters, and more.

    If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, the Celestron AstroMaster series has you covered. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correctly oriented views of land and sky.

    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. The quick-release, no-tool dovetail attachment makes setup a breeze. It's all anchored by a rugged, pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs, providing a rigid and stable platform. Finally, a deluxe accessory tray helps you keep track of eyepieces and accessories in the dark.

    The included "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software features a 10,000-object database with star maps and enhanced images. Or download Celestron's free SkyPortal planetarium app for your mobile device with over 100,000 objects. It's your perfect companion for a night of stargazing.

    The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope combines quality optics with ease of use, and makes a great gift for any budding astronomer, young or old.

    Note: This item is not intended for use by children under 12 years of age.

     

    AstroMaster 114EQ Features

    • Quick and easy no-tool setup
    • Permanently mounted finderscope for easy pointing and aiming
    • Erect image optics, ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    • No-tool setup with quick-release dovetail attachment
    • German equatorial mount with setting circles to accurately locate celestial objects and track them as they move across the sky
    • Rugged, pre-assembled tripod with sturdy 1.25" steel tube legs
    • 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 allows 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. Not intended for children under age 12.

    Supplier SKU

    31042

    Shipping Restrictions

    Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.


    Dimensions & Specifications

    Aperture

    114mm

    Brand

    Celestron

    Eyepiece 1

    10mm (100x magnification)

    Eyepiece 2

    20mm (50x magnification)

    Features

    Equatorial Mount

    Finderscope

    Fixed StarPointer

    Focal Length

    1000mm

    Focal Ratio

    f/9

    GoTo

    No

    GPS

    No

    Highest Useful Magnification

    269x

    Lens Coating

    Aluminum

    Mount Design

    CG-2 German Equatorial

    Objective Lens Size Code

    114

    Optical Design

    Reflector

    Recommended Usage

    Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters
    Viewing Nebulae
    Viewing the Planets
    Viewing the Moon

    Star Diagonal

    1.25"

    Telescopes Series

    Celestron AstroMaster Telescopes

    Usage

    For the Beginner

    User Level

    For the Beginner
    For Kids

    Warranty

    2-Year Limited

    Weight Complete

    17 lb

    Model Type

    Without Motor Drive


    Documentation

    Download Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Instruction Manual
    Download Celestron AstroMaster Quick Set-Up Guide
  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron warrants all of its products to be free from defects in materials or worksmanship. Celestron offers a limited lifetime warranty for binoculars and spotting scopes. All other products have a 2-year manufacturer's warranty, which covers repairs or replacement in cases of defective components. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty, please contact Celestron's customer service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: Can you see Saturn with this telescope?

    A: 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.

  • Q2: Can you use it on a computer?

    A: 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.

  • Q3: 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.

    A: 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.

  • Q4: Is there a case available for purchase for this telescope?

    A: The best case would be the Zhumell Medium Telescope Case.  The item number is ZHUL043.

  • Q5: The focal ratio between the 130 EQ and the 114 EQ are quite different.  What does this effect?

    A: 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 and 114 qualified. The larger aperture of the 130 makes for a better view of objects.

  • Q6: What is the weight and size/dimension of packing box during shipment?

    A: The box dimensions of the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ are 33"L x 17"W x 12"D.  This product ships as 32lbs.

  • Q7: Will images in this telescope be upside down?

    A: Good question.  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.

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