Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Reflector Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Reflector Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Reflector Telescope

B&H # EXFLN114NT MFR # FL-N114500TN
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Product Highlights

  • 114mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 500mm Focal Length, f/4.3 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 25mm Eyepiece, Red-Dot Finder
  • Manual Alt-Az Twilight Nano Mount
  • Single Control Handle Reduces Vibration
  • Smartphone Eyepiece Adapter
  • 1.25" Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
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Explore Scientific FL-N114500TN overview

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Built with a large aperture and short focal length, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Reflector Telescope has a fast focal ratio that makes this scope ideal for lower magnification wide-field observation or deep-sky astrophotography. Ideal as a simple grab-and-go option for intermediate amateurs or as a competent entry-level telescope, the combination of aperture, focal length, and focal ratio produce bright images with a wide field of view.

The OTA is supported by the manual Twilight Nano alt-azimuth mount with a single control handle that allows users to track objects as they move across the night sky while also limiting vibration. Its stainless steel tripod provides a stable observation platform, while several observational accessories such as: a 25mm eyepiece, a universal smartphone eyepiece adapter, and an unmagnified red-dot finder are provided to enrich user-experience.

Optical Tube
  • 114mm aperture
  • f/4.3 focal ratio
  • 500mm focal length
  • Fully multi-coated optics improves light transmission throughout optical path to improve contrast and color rendition
  • Rack-and-pinon focuser with 40mm drawtube and 1.25" reducer adapter
  • Mounting rings with Vixen-style dovetail plate
Twilight Nano Mount
  • Manual alt-azimuth, single-arm fork mount
  • Single control handle aids in tracking objects and reduces vibration caused by touching the OTA and mount
  • Quick detach Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • 1.25" Stainless steel legs
  • Three leg sections with thumbscrew locks
  • Accessory tray doubles as leg stabilizers for additional rigidity and vibration-reduction
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" 25mm Plössl eyepiece yields 20x magnification
  • Smartphone adapter attaches over eyepiece and allows any smartphone to be used for astrophotography
  • Red-Dot Finder: Unmagnified for fast subject acquisition with variable red illumination to protect night-adjusted vision
UPC: 812257018000
In the Box
Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Reflector Telescope
  • Smart Phone Camera Adapter for 1.25" Eyepieces
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece
  • Red-Dot Finder
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration
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    Explore Scientific FL-N114500TN specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture 114 mm / 4.5"
    Focal Length 500 mm
    Focal Ratio f/4.3
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal No
    Finderscope Yes
    Type Manual; Alt-Azimuth
    Type Adjustable
    Material of Tripod Stainless Steel
    Batteries None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 20.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 15.0 x 9.0"

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