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Celestron 31042 Astromaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope

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  • All coated, glass, erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick and easy no-tool setup with quick release dovetail attachment and preassembled tripod
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
  • TheSkyX � First Light Edition� astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, maps and images
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 50.8 x 83.8 x 139.7 cm ; 8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 13 Kg
  • Item model number: 31042
  • ASIN: B000MLL6R8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,676 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

If you´re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving views of both land and sky.

The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

With the permanently mounted StarPointer and erect image optics, the Astromaster 114EQ is ideal for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, also featuring a German equatorial mount with Setting Circles – to accurately locate and track sky objects so you can set your sights for that perfect view of the stars and other celestial objects of interest, all shown in crisp clear detail thanks to the all coated glass optics.

Quick and easy to set up using the quick release dovetail attachment with no tools required, the telescope also comes complete with a deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of all your accessories, a rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25” steel tube legs as a sturdy, rigid viewing platform for much improved images, and The Sky planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images to help you achieve the best star gazing experience from your scope and see everything you want to see. It’s out of this world!

Manufacturer's Description

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

There are estimated to be at least 70 sextillion (7 x 1022) stars in the observable universe and with the nearest one after the sun being 39.9 trillion kilometers away it is difficult to discover and appreciate their true celestial beauty without the help of a high quality telescope.

Wish Upon a Star

If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform. Motion is controlled by a high quality CG2 Equatorial mount for accurate motion control.

Celestron Telescope with computerised mount
Built-on StarPointer finderscope helps to align and accurately locate objects. Click here for a larger image.

The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

StarPointer for Easy Spotting

With the permanently mounted StarPointer and erect image optics, the Astromaster is ideal for both terrestrial and celestial viewing. the StarPointer makes it much easier to locate the objects you want to view, so you can then enjoy the close-up view through the scope. It also features a German Equatorial mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects, all shown in crisp clear detail thanks to the all coated glass optics.

Simple Set-up

Quick and easy to set up using the quick release dovetail attachment with no tools required, the telescope also comes complete with a deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of all your accessories, a rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25” steel tube legs as a sturdy, rigid viewing platform for much improved images, and The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images to help you achieve the best star gazing experience from your scope and see everything you want to see. It’s out of this world.

About Celestron

An award-winning legacy brand for over 50 years, Celestron has grown to become the world's leading telescope maker, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron also develops a wide range of exciting products and technologies that enhance the science, outdoor and educational markets. At Celestron, we strive to inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and fun in our customers and throughout our company.

Which Celestron telescope is right for me?

Features
Optical Design
Refractor
Newtonian Reflector
Newtonian Reflector
Newtonian Reflector
Motor Drive
Yes - Included
Aperture
70 mm (2.76 in)
114 mm (4.49 in)
130 mm (5.12 in)
130 mm (5.12 in)
Weight (lbs)
18 lbs (8.16 kg)
17 lbs (7.71 kg)
28 lbs (13 kg)
24 lbs (11 kg)
Angular Field of View (deg)
1.1 °
1 °
1.5 °
1.5 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)
58 ft (18 m)
53 ft (16 m)
79 ft (24 m)
79 ft (24 m)
Optical Coatings
Fully Coated
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Focal Length (mm)
900 mm (35 in)
1000 mm (39 in)
650 mm (26 in)
650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio
13
8.77
5
5
Eyepiece 1 (20mm) Magnification
45 x
50 x
33 x
33 x
Eyepiece 2 (10mm) Magnification
90 x
100 x
65 x
65 x
Mount
Altazimuth
CG-2 Equatorial
CG-3 Equatorial
CG-3 Equatorial
Highest Useful Magnification
165 x
269 x
307 x
307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
10 x
16 x
19 x
19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
43
65
73
73
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.99 arc seconds
1.22 arc seconds
1.07 arc seconds
1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
1.66 arc seconds
1.02 arc seconds
0.89 arc seconds
0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
100 x
265 x
345 x
345 x
Optical Tube Length
914 mm
508 mm
610 mm
610 mm

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

415 of 423 people found the following review helpful By Thea Schultheiss on 5 May 2009
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My boyfriend and I have recently acquired a sudden fascination with the universe. He's always wanted a telescope and we started looking into getting one about a week ago.

All of the Celestron telescopes looked really appealing, especially the Astromaster range for their affordability. We were toying between the 130EQ and the 114EQ, eventually we choose the later for the difference in price weighed up against the specification.

We are so glad we bought this scope... the second night we had it, when the skies were clear, our first mission was to see the moon, and boy did we see it! The craters were so crisp, it blew my mind. Though we will certainly be investing in a moon filter, as the moon can be very bright, it will soon hurt your eyes.

We knew Saturn was visible that night, but being complete newbies we didn't really know where it was, so we decided to try and point the scope at the brightest star near to the moon, turned out it wasn't a star, but Saturn!!

You could clearly make out the rings, although small - don't be fooled, this is a "budget" scope, you are not going to see Saturn at the same size of the moon, but we found it to be very crisp with the Astromaster 114EQ. To think that we were looking at something over 750 million miles away is just astonishing!

Our scope was perfectly collimated out of the box, though we gather this is not always the case, however there are instructions on how to test whether your scope is set up correctly in the manual.

We feel that for the amazing sights we have already seen in just one night, the scope has already paid for itself. The manufacturing quality is very good, the tripod and equitorial mount alone seem like pieces of kit that could easily sell for over £100 on their own.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Jan 2011
I've had this telescope a few days and at first I was afraid it was too difficult to move or focus. But it's worth persevering. You need to make sure the finderscope is aligned properly - read the instructions on how to do this. Once this is aligned it really helps you line up the telescope with the moon/stars.

I was really impressed how well the different pieces of the telescope were packed. All very secure. The tripod provided is rather lightweight and cheap-looking, but it does the job. Make sure the legs are set at the desired height before you put the (very heavy) telescope mount with counterweight on top.

The telescope tube and mount etc are all very good quality pieces and fit together quite simply. Again, just follow the instructions. It took me about an hour to set up from opening the box.

I was worried about using a reflector telescope but it works quite simply. You need to take the whole lens cap off (not just the central bit!) then the light enters the tube and reflects off the main mirror into the eyepiece. It comes with 2 eye pieces and a 3 x Barlow lens which multiplies the magnification of the lenses provided. The 20 mm lens is easiest to use. The 4 mm lens has a much higher magnification but the aperture is tiny and takes some getting used to. You just need practise to get your eye accustomed to both lenses.

I have managed to view the moon so far (need a moon filter as the full moon is rather bright) and also focus on some terrestrial objects in daytime. There are various knobs and levers that move the telescope - I still need to practise with these but am getting the hang of it.

Certainly a powerful telescope with much greater magnification than my 10x Binoculars.
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89 of 92 people found the following review helpful By JDuu on 24 April 2011
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You're probably reading this having never bought a telescope before, wanting to know exactly what you're going to get and SEE for your money. As far as the telescope is concerned it's more of an investment than a purchase. It's a real quality piece of kit which I've surprised many people by telling them it only cost ~£100. Once set up it looks quite impressive and I'm sure with proper care it will continue to give you gazing pleasure for many years to come. One of the advantages of a reflector scope such as this is that the optical tube is open allowing you to maintain the mirror surfaces and also collimate the optics for optimised performance. Allow a good hour for proper initial set up (which for me was part of the fun!). It's got a fair weight to it but not to the extent it makes it impractical to move, the tripod can be easily dismounted and collapsed to be put in the boot of a car, for example.

The first week I had the scope I was desperate for a clear night until eventually I got my wish and managed to view Saturn from the comfort of my back garden. Despite moderate light pollution and a slight haze in the sky, the scope still produced a crisp, colour image, complete with rings. Admittedly it was small in the viewfinder but you always have the option to purchase additional barlow lenses for increased magnification. It's also amazing just to aim at a seemingly clear patch of sky to reveal a dense patchwork of stars not visible to the naked eye. For optimal viewing its mainly about the conditions, the scope claims to be capable of imaging "deep sky objects" which I believe is possible but you need to be in a seriously dark area, which I shall soon be experimenting with during a drive to the countryside!
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