Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope

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Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope
Item # CE-31042
  • The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope is a Newtonian reflector telescope with 4.5" of aperture for great views of the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more!
  • The sturdy CG-2 equatorial mount will allow you to follow the movements of objects as they cross the sky and includes slow motion controls on both axis.
  • The short tube and lightweight mount make this telescope very portable...easily moves from the backyard to the mountains or your favorite vacation spot.
  • Includes permanently mounted Star Pointer finderscope, a 10mm 1.25" eyepiece and a 20mm 1.25" erecting eyepiece, pre-assembled tripod, "The Sky - Level 1" software and Two-Year Celestron Warranty.


Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Telescope - 114mm Reflector on CG-2 Equatorial Mount

If you're looking for a great telescope appropriate for celestial viewing, then the Celestron AstroMaster Reflector Series is for you. Each AstroMaster reflector model is capable of giving views of starry sky. With its time tested durability and high quality optics at an affordable price, the Celestron Astro Master makes a great first telescope!

As a bonus, Celestron has included a nice selection of accessories for your new telescope with this purchase, which means you will be observing the same day you unpack the box. Accessories include two full-sized eyepieces (one standard and one that erects the image as the same time), a Star Pointer finderscope for easy location of objects you wish to observe, and even software for your PC. "The Sky - Level 1" will let you study and print star charts from your computer screen... and that's just the beginning!

The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ is a high quality, economical telescope with a superb optical system. These telescopes yield breathtaking views of the moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts, and hundreds of deep-sky objects including: galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Add an optional solar filter and you can observe activity on the Sun. While observing, you'll notice that as the Earth rotates on its axis, stationary stars appear to move across the sky causing the object you're viewing will drift out of the field view. A telescope on a mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow motion controls to track your target!

The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ comes complete with a pre-assembled mount and tripod. The Celestron CG-2 equatorial mount is quite stable, with setting circles and slow motion controls on both axis for easy, smooth tracking. Strict adherence to Celestron's tough quality standards for manufacturing, assembly and testing ensures that each telescope not only performs well, but remains durable after years and years of use.

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ - 114mm Reflector on CG-2 Equatorial Mount Features

  • Fully multi-coated optics for bright, crisp, clean images.
  • Quick release dovetail attachment for user-friendly set-up and storage. No tools needed!
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope projects a red laser dot onto a non-magnified viewing window for easy aiming.
  • German Equatorial Mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects.
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs with deluxe accessory tray for convenient access to observing tools.
  • The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with a 10,000 object database and enhanced images.
Celestron Product Number: 31042
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-31042
UPC Code 050234310420
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron AstroMaster
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 4.49"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/8.77
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.8
Highest Useful Magnification 269x
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 20"
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Mount Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary
Diagonal Included? No - Not Required
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm erecting, 10mm
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
CD ROMs Included The Sky Level 1
Counterweights Included (2) 4.8 lbs.
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tracking Modes N/A
Objects in Database N/A
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 17 lbs.

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Celestron 114 refector
Sooo glad I got it. There is nothing so easy to put together than this scope! I had fun putting it together. Can't wait to use it. Hope the rain will go away. Also got the Zhumell eye
piece set with filters. So I know I'am good to go This thing looks great. I would buy it again. But with the eye set.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 1/14/2010)
Great beginner scope
Easy assembly right out of the box...1st view of the moon was awesome...sturdy tripod..everything seems to be built to last..
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by David Kolb / (Posted on 2/24/2008)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron AstroMaster 114mm Optical Tube
  • Permanently Mounted StarPointer Finderscope
  • Celestron 20 mm Erecting Eyepiece
  • Celestron 10 mm Eyepiece
  • Celestron CG2 Equatorial Mount
  • Tripod
  • Deluxe Accessory Tray
  • Tube Rings
  • Counterweights
  • Setting Circles
  • Slow Motion Controls
  • The Sky - Level 1 Software
Questions & Answers

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