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Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit

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Value $10.95
B&H # CEP114EQ Mfr # 21045
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You Pay: $129.00
Product Highlights
  • 900mm f/8.0 Newtonian Reflector
  • Manual Equatorial Mount

The PowerSeeker series is a budget minded introductory type telescope, perfect for children just starting to learn about astronomy.

Glossy silver aluminum finish
Coated optics
Equatorial mount
Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Optical Lens Diameter 4.5" (114mm)
Focal Length 900mm
Focal Ratio f/8.0
Maximum Useful Magnification Not Specified by Manufacturer
Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type Equatorial
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Finderscope 5x24 Straight
Tripod Fullsize aluminum
Motor No
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible No
Power Source None
Weight 30.00 lbs (13.61kg)
Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit
  • 20mm (45x) & 4mm (225x) Eyepieces (1.25")
  • 5x24 Finderscope
  • 3x Barlow Lens (1.25")
  • Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    CelestronPowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit
     
    3.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Quality lenses (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (3)

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      3.0

      Good beginner scope

      By Mike

      from Seattle

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Poor mount

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit:

      For the price it is much better than a junk department store refractor. Uses real glass for optics and not plastic. As for the first review that states could not focus the telescope was probably out of collimation and mirrors were not aligned properly. I have been in the hobby for a while and have had several telescopes. It provides beautiful crisp view of the planets and a wow for the moon.The Ring Nebula and Bode's galaxies are within reach of this scope as well. There seems to be a lot of slop in the focuser and the aluminum gears inside were a bit cheap as well as the mount but that is to keep the ultimate cost of this scope ultra affordable. I would recommend it for a begginer but you will soon want to upgrade afterwards. I started with this one and got alot of enjoyment out of it now I own a Schmidt Cassegrain 11 inch

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      4.0

      Great Telescope for the Price

      By Mason

      from Kentucky

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Optical Quality
      • Price
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Cheap Hardware
      • Not the best tripod

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit:

      I have owned this telelscope for 7 years. Although we don't have much time to use it, I got it out last night and we were looking directly at the moon in minutes. It is sharp and bright at the moon's distance, but I haven't spent the time to locate much else. Anyone expecting to open the box and start getting Hubble images are just naive. Anything further than the moon is going to take work to locate and focus on. Buying this telescope will not make you an astronomer. If you want to instantly see space, watch TV. If you want a decent manual telescope to learn how to work with the big toys, this is a great telescope.I paid [$] for mine 7 years ago. At this price, you really can't complain about the plastic view finder and some plastic hardware. The tripod isn't extremely stable, and I'm going to bet it's a real factor in distant viewing or photography (which I intend to try), but the optics are great quality for this price. If you want decent optics and all metal sturdier components, don't expect to pay $125 for it.

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      1.0

      Better off used as a decoration

      By moose

      from new haven, CT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • none

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Difficult To Focus
      • Difficult to Use
      • Hard to use
      • Poor Lens Quality
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • As a decoration

      Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit:

      I did a lot of research before buying this scope and finally decided on this one because it seemed like a good beginner scope and had overall good specs. Assembling the telescope was just fine. It took about 30 minutes and was pretty easy. But, when we brought the telescope out on our deck for viewing, we just didn't see much at all. We started with the most obvious, the moon. We were able to get it into view, but the focus was just horrible. We held onto the telescope for a few days, hoping that the next night would be better. But, each night was worse than the other. I could see the moon better with the naked eye than using this thing. Focusing the telescope was nearly impossible. Overall, this telescope is not easy to use, very hard to focus, and feels a little cheap.

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      4.0

      Amazing first-time user telescope!

      By FuiliveX

      from Baldwinsville, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Comfortable Eyepiece
      • Easy to use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ 4.5"/114mm Reflector Telescope Kit:

        This product was a Christmas gift that came early! My girlfriend is fascinated by astronomy and the stars, so I got her this as a gift. She actually assembled it herself, which means it's relatively easy to put together.

        The first and most obvious target was the moon.. WOW! Once your eye adjusts, and you finally grasp what you're looking at... AMAZING! We could actually snap a digital photo through the eyepiece and have it come out amazing!

        Aligning your target is a little tricky. And, although the tripod is sturdy, it is fragile because it's plastic- This is an instrument that should be taken care of anyway!

        Ease of use, fairly easy set up and fun times make this a great starter telescope! I say starter because it doesn't have all the fancy features seen on more expensive telescopes. And I'm an amateur like the next guy, but I think this is a great find!

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