Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ 114mm f/8.8 Reflector Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ 114mm f/8.8 Reflector Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ 114mm f/8.8 Reflector Telescope

B&H # CEAM114EQ MFR # 31042
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Value: $12.95

Product Highlights

  • 114mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/9 Focal Ratio
  • Aluminum-Coated Primary Parabolic Mirror
  • CG-2 Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • RA and Dec Slow Motion Cables
  • 1.25" 10mm and 20mm Eyepieces
  • Pre-Mounted StarPointer Finder
  • Adjustable-Height Stainless Steel Tripod
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Mount: Manual Equatorial

Manual Equatorial Manual Equatorial with RA Motor

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Aperture: 114mm, f/9

114mm, f/9 130mm, f/5

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76mm, f/9

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Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ overview

  • 1Description

Ideal for near and deep-sky observation, Celestron's AstroMaster 114EQ 114mm f/8.8 Reflector Telescope features a long focal length and a large parabolic mirror that produce detailed images of the Moon, clear views of the planets, and the ability to resolve distant objects such as nebulae and galaxies. The scope is outfitted with a 1.25 rack-and-pinion focuser and two eyepieces to get new users started, and an unmagnified red-dot finder to help set-up, align and navigate easier.

The included manual equatorial mount features slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects, even when wearing gloves, while also minimizing vibrations caused by handling the mount with your hands — as well as clearly visible indicators on the Right Ascension and Declination axes. An adjustable-height aluminum tripod rounds out the rig with a tray for accessories such as eyepieces, filters, and lights.

Optical Tube
  • 114mm aperture
  • f/8.8 focal ratio
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Highly-reflective aluminum-coated mirrors improve light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.22 arcsec, Rayleigh; 1.02 arc sec, Dawes
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 31% by diameter, 10% by area
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
Mount and Tripod
    CG-2 Mount:
  • Manual German equatorial
  • Dual slow-motion control cables enable fine adjustments with reduced vibrations
  • Altitude adjustment screws locks setting
  • Etched Right Ascension and Declination scales
  • Removable counterweight bar
  • 2.6-pound counterweights (2 x) to properly balance OTA and accessories for smooth movement
  • Dovetail plate enables fast assembly and break-down
    Tripod:
  • Adjustable-height
  • 1.25" diameter stainless steel legs
  • Tray to hold eyepieces, lights, and accessories
  • Spiked feet add stability on uneven/soft ground
Included Accessories
    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 10mm focal length produces 100x
  • 20mm focal length produces 50x
    SkyPointer Finder:
  • Unmagnified to make finding objects easier and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Illuminated red center aiming dot is easy to see without affecting night-adjusted vision
UPC: 050234310420
In the Box
Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ 114mm f/8.8 Reflector Telescope
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • StarPointer Finder
  • Equatorial Head
  • 2 x Slow-Motion Cables
  • Adjustable-Height Tripod
  • Counterweight Bar
  • 2 x 2.6-pound Counterweights
  • "The Sky" Level 1 CD-ROM
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ specs

    Optical Design Newtonian reflector
    Aperture 114 mm
    Focal Length 1000mm
    Focal Ratio f/8.8
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Tripod Stainless steel
    Adjustable height
    1.25" diameter legs
    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    Power Source None
    Counterweights 2 x 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
    Optical Tube Dimensions 18.0" / 45.7 cm
    Weight 17.0 lb / 7.7 kg, assembled
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 29.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 17.0 x 11.0"

    Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ reviews

    AstroMaster 114EQ 114mm f/8.8 Reflector Telescope is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Value This is a fine instrument for a beginning backyard astronomer. It is particularly well suited for inhabitants of light-polluted urban areas, because (1) It is compact enough to be transported easily to dark sites, by car or plane. While it does not come with a carrying case, it is easy to make one from a small duffel bag and some 2 thick cushion foam, and the tripod can be collapsed and clipped to the top of the bag; (2) Even in light-polluted areas it can show beautiful detail of bright objects, such as the Moon's craters and Mariae, the phases of Venus, and Jupiter, including striping and moons. At dark sites it can show the usual details of double stars, star clusters, and moderately deep-sky objects, that are within the capabilities of a 4.5 reflector (M57, Andromeda, etc.) The mount and tripod are sturdy, and with practice the whole telescope can be assembled in minutes. The User Guide is for the most part clearly written, if perhaps a little sparse on some details. The included software didn't seem that useful to me, but that may be personal preference -- I prefer an open-source product called Skychart for planning observations. The main problem with this telescope is that the supplied starfinder is junk. It's difficult to use and adjust in the daytime, and nearly impossible at night. It rises about 1 above the optical tube assembly, near the aperture. It has two concentric circles that can be seen in daylight, and used to sight down the length of the tube. For night-time use it has an LED spot, which can only be lined up by laying one's head on the tube right next to the starfinder. I haven't had much success with it in this mode. Not having a working starfinder is a serious problem, since the field-of-view with the low-power eyepiece is about 1 degree, so that even getting the FOV into the right area of the sky is a serious challenge, and requires lots of time and practice. I would recommend buying a third-party starfinder that can be attached to the side of the tube.
    Date published: 2010-08-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK Value with slight modification This is a decent telescope. I moved up to this from my starter telescope - a 70mm (2.7) F.900 f/12 Refractor modelI get bright well defined detail except if using a barlow lens - not sure why - but I will figure that out. The focusing is smooth and with some trial and error the locating of objects is fairly easy. The built in star finder is useless and constatntly eats up batteries. I use it only for ball parking and object. I had another red dot star finder and mounted it securely between the celestron finder and the eyepiece. I CAREFULLY located my hole positions, drilled and threaded them then mounted the new finder with a small bead of epoxy for added security. Now, having made that modification, I am on my targets very quickly.I would advise sighting this telescope in the daytime hours on the most distant terrestrial object you can find and see how the supplied star finder lines up with it.I get great detail of the moon and distant objects like Saturn and Jupiter.When disassembled, it stores easily and goes back together very quickly.The software provided is not as user friendly as I had hoped, I use an alternate software that provides a red screen for use on a laptop out in the field. This prevents your eyes from constantly readjusting. It also does not disturb other astronomers at the same site.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend, but would advise of the needed modification.
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again Had a problem with the mount when I first got it, but called Celestron and they sent me a new one. Great service
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Telescope Awesome product, totally satisfied with it.
    Date published: 2014-11-04
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