NEW Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope Planetarium Software Tripod For Sale
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NEW Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope Planetarium Software Tripod:
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This sale is for a brand new, factory sealed
Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope
- Great for beginning and advanced astronomers!
- Includes 2 different eyepieces
- Includes Celestron exclusive software and instructions
Celestron’s AstroMaster 114 EQ reflector telescope offers more than
three times the light gathering power of 60mm beginner scopes in a
system that is compact yet powerful. The package includes a new version
of Celestron’s CG-2 equatorial mount with a rugged steel tripod. Two
eyepieces are included, the 20mm eyepiece is an erect-image design with
50x magnification and the 10mm eyepiece produces 100x magnification. The
AstroMaster 114 EQ also features a built-in red dot finder, fully
illustrated instructions, and easy no-tool setup. The package even
provides a student version of “The Sky” astronomy software to help you
find stars and planets.
The AstroMaster 114 is a modified Newtonian
design. Using a short focal length primary mirror and built in corrector
lens, the AstroMaster 114 has an effective focal length of 40 inches
(1000mm) in a tube only 18 inches long. Both eyepieces provide images
that are pleasingly sharp. The 20mm eyepiece (50x magnification) nicely
frames the Moon, and daylight images are sharp with plenty of contrast.
The 10mm eyepiece (100x magnification) does a nice job zooming in on
lunar craters or on the planets. With the 10mm eyepiece or with my own
6mm eyepiece (166x) I can clearly focus in on Saturn’s rings and pick up
details like the shadow cast by the rings on the planet.
like the solid design of Celestron’s new CG-2 equatorial mount. With
the help of Celestron’s fully illustrated quick set-up guide it took
only a few minutes to assemble the equatorial mount and clamp the
optical tube in place. The whole telescope is compact enough to carry
outside in one trip. Aligning the telescope is a simple matter of
pointing the equatorial axis at Polaris, the North Star. Then I can
track the motion of stars and planets by simply turning one slow motion
knob. The AstroMaster 114 EQ seems quite stable on its CG-2 mount, a
little wobble while focusing damps out quickly as soon as I let go of
the focus knob.
With good optics, a solid mount, two eyepieces,
and fully illustrated instructions, the AstroMaster 114 EQ reflector
telescope is a very good introductory telescope. The one feature that is
not so easy to use is the built in star pointer, which is best suited
only for finding bright objects like the Moon and planets. I can
overcome the narrow field of view somewhat by using an optional 32mm
plossl eyepiece while looking for deep space objects because its wider
field of view makes stars and planets easier to locate.
This item is brand new in original, unopened box.
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