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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
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  • This wonderfully capable equatorial reflector telescope gives beginning stargazers an exciting look at the many jewels of the night sky
  • Its 114mm (4.5") parabolic mirror and 500mm focal length provide sharp, wide-field views of the lunar surface, Saturn's rings, and deep-sky gems like the Lagoon and Orion nebulas and the Andromeda galaxy
  • The sturdy EQ3-class equatorial mount and aluminum tripod is a big upgrade from the mounts that comparable telescopes on the market come with
  • Two quality 1.25" Plossl eyepieces are included: a 25mm for low-power views at 20x, and a 10mm for getting in tight at 50x. You also get a "red dot" finder scope.
  • This value-packed kit includes essential extras like Orion's MoonMap 260, RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight, Star Target Planisphere, and our helpful 174-page Telescope Observer's Guide


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Things that can end up discouraging first-time telescope users: small aperture severely limits what you can see, a wimpy mount makes the image shaky, and cheap eyepieces make the image blurry. Well lucky for you, none of those problems applies to the Orion Observer 114mm EQ Reflector telescope. Quite the opposite, in fact.

This family friendly telescope boasts a big 114mm (4.5") parabolic primary mirror, which collects some two and a half times more light than a 60mm refractor, the most ubiquitous "starter" telescope. That means you'll see more celestial objects and in greater detail. The mirror's 500mm focal length serves up a wide field of view, delivering bright, sharp images of the lunar surface, Saturn's rings, and deep-sky denizens like the Lagoon and Orion nebulas and the Andromeda galaxy.

Unlike most similarly sized telescopes on the market, the Observer 114mm EQ Reflector includes a beefy EQ3-class equatorial mount rather than the less robust EQ1 mount. This means you'll enjoy steadier images. With its dovetail mounting saddle, you can pop the optical tube on or off quickly, for easy setup and transport. The optical tube is held in a pair of tube rings that can be quickly loosened to allow you to rotate the tube for comfortable focuser orientation. Dual slow-motion cables let you track objects manually to keep them centered in the eyepiece.

Two quality 1.25" Plossl eyepieces are included -  a 25mm provides low-power views at 20x, and a 10mm gets in tight at 50x. Both eyepieces are threaded for optional Orion filters. The 1.25" rack and pinion focuser lets you dial in the perfect focus. A non-magnifying "red dot" finder scope is also included to help you locate your target object.

This Orion Observer 114mm EQ Reflector Telescope Kit includes an exciting collection of essential items that will help you get the most out of your new telescope.

star target

Learn "What's Up" on any night with the Orion Star Target Planisphere

This handy star wheel makes it easy to see "what's up" in the night sky any night of the year. Dial in your local date and time and it shows you the locations of the constellations and deep-sky objects in the night sky. Use it to plan a stargazing session, or see what time of year your favorite constellation will be visible. Designed for use in 30-50 latitudes.

Moonmap

Explore the Moon and identify its craters, spacecraft landing sites, and more with your telescope!

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the Orion MoonMap 260 is a great tool for all amateur astronomers. Keep it handy while you look through the telescope to help identify lunar features as you observe them. "Wow, that bright crater is named Tycho!"

flashlight

See what you're doing in the dark with the Orion RedBeam Mini LED flashlight

A red flashlight is needed to read materials and illuminate astronomy equipment at night. The Orion Redbeam Mini LED keychain flashlight emits pure red light that won't spoil your night vision. Perfect for reading your planisphere or MoonMap, and for seeing what you're doing at the telescope.

OTOG book

Read the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide and start exploring

This 174-page guide for new telescope users will help you find, learn about, and view a variety of celestial objects. With a full page of information dedicated to each one, author Richard J. Bartlett leads you on a detailed tour of the night sky as he describes over 60 fascinating astronomical denizens that can easily be seen with a small telescope.

With all these must-have extras, the Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit is just too good to pass up. Get yours today!

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    114mm
  • Focal length
    500mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.4
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    20x, 50x
  • Resolving power
    1.02arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    16x
  • Highest useful magnification
    228x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    228x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.0
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    .965"/1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    37mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    32%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    11%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Counterweight bar length
    8 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    13mm
  • Height range of mount
    37.50 in. - 69.50 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    18.4 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    4.7 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    11.4 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    16.1 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Shorty 2x Barlow lens, Telescope Observer's Guide, MoonMap 260, Star Target planisphere, RedBeam Mini flashlight
  • Other features
    Dual slow-motion cables, Dovetail saddle for easy attach/detach of OTA, Center-marked primary mirror for collimation
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Lithium Battery Weight
    0.10 grams

Optical tube assembly
EQ mount
Aluminum tripod
Accessory tray
Red dot finder scope
25mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
10mm Plossl eyepiece, 1.25"
Counterweight
Counterweight shaft
Slow-motion cables (x2)
Tube ring and dovetail mounting bar assembly
Orion MoonMap 260
Orion RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight
Orion Telescope Observer's Guide
Orion Star Target Planisphere

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