Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ. You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 114EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
The AstroMaster Manual German Equatorial telescope mount comes with two slow motion control knobs that allow you to make fine pointing adjustments to the telescope in both Right Ascension and Declination axes, also referred to as RA and DEC.
Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, a moon filter, a smartphone adapter, and a motor drive. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views.
Motor Drive - Turn your manual German equatorial mount into a tracking mount by adding the included RA motor drive to your telescope. This easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user need only make occasional adjustments in declination (Dec) to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods of time. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), simply by flip the N/S switch on the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A “Speed Rate Regulator” knob is located just under the power indicator and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor. Since solar system objects like the Moon and planets move through the sky at different rates than deep-sky objects do, this gives you the ability to match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.
Smartphone Adapter - Image celestial or terrestrial objects with this smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outside diameter of 34mm. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This adapter installs easily by placing the smartphone over the telescope eyepiece and tightening the knobs to securely lock your phone in place. The adapter accommodates most phones with the case on, but some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.
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- Manual German equatorial mount with setting circles to locate and track sky objects
- Adjustable, full height steel tripod with deluxe accessory tray
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, a moon filter, a smartphone adapter, and a motor drive
- The smartphone adapter connects your smartphone to your telescope, so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece
- The adapter works with any eyepiece that has an outside diameter of 34mm
- Motor drive automatically tracks celestial objects as they appear to move across the night sky
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Aperture: 114mm (4.48")
Focal Length: 1000mm (39.37")
Focal Ratio: f/8.77
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (0.79") with built-in erect image corrector
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.4") standard
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 100x
Barlow Lens: Not Included
Finderscope: Built-in StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal: None
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 269x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 16x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.8
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.22 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 1.02 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 265x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 44mm (1.73")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 38%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 14%
Optical Coatings: TBD
Optical Tube Length: 508mm (20")
Optical Tube Diameter: TBD
Optical Tube Weight: TBD
Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Type: Manual German Equatorial
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 812.8mm - 1295.4mm (32" - 51")
Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") steel
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.44 kg)
Slew Speeds: Manual
Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate
Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software | SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight: TBD
Accessories Included: Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, a moon filter, a smartphone adapter, and a motor drive. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views.
Phone Adapter Info:
Phone Compatibility: Any smartphone
Comptabile Optics: Any 1.25" eyepiece supplied with PowerSeeker and AstroMaster telescope kits or any eyepieces with a 34mm outside diameter
Dimensions: 165mm x 114.3mm 25.4mm (6.5" x 4.5" x 1")
Weight: 2 oz