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Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope

Item # HN-CELE017

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
114mm
Brand
Celestron
Component
4mm (225x) Eyepiece 2, 12.8 Limiting Magnitude, 1.21 Arc Seconds Resolution, 1.02 Arc Seconds Resolving Power
Eyepiece 1
20mm (45x)
Features
Equatorial Mount
Finderscope
5x24
Focal Length
900mm
Focal Ratio
f/8
GPS
No
GoTo
No
Highest Useful Magnification
225x
Lens Coating
Standard
Mount Design
German Equatorial
Objective Lens Size Code
114
Optical Design
Reflector
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 inch
Telescopes Series
Celestron PowerSeeker Telescopes
User Level
For the Beginner
Warranty
2-Year Limited
Weight Complete
19 lbs.

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  • Easy to assemble 114mm German Equatorial reflector
  • Pre-assembled aluminum tripod and accessory tray
  • Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
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Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope
 
3.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (7)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Unstable (4)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

powerseeker 114EQ BEAT ODDS

Hi guys this is my first telescope and after reading reviews i tried to take back without even trying well guess what i couldnt. to my supprise i completed installation in less time than...Read complete review

Hi guys this is my first telescope and after reading reviews i tried to take back without even trying well guess what i couldnt. to my supprise i completed installation in less time than removing from box (thats a fact). i had to figure out my location in the finderscope then it was easy to zero in on a star. the first day i saw a planet with a moon around it 8/11/09 this was the first thing i saw. my location on the finder was top right 1/4 above mid line. after i figure that out it was like butter. i too agree that the 8mm was not needed see the 20mm was perfect. i even figure out the magnifier when using this remember you must readjust the sight to see a star clearly remember you moved the 20mm lense away from its original position. sturdy product, nice looking in living room. bad parts is you only have 20 degree turn with the black fine tuning adjustment. but so what. this product is great. ok but the next 2 days i had clouds what a bummer. the first day 1 hour of sky but, this was enough to see the planet andits moon before our LARGE BIG BOY MOON APPEARS it was awesome. i even saw a deep black crater on the moon. site also say dont look at moon when full. i am now looking for a gps or auto adjust for this machine GOOD HUNTING GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just too wabbly.

So, I bought this at a local hobby store, along with a powerseeker refractor - for me and the wife to get started in this hobby.
I'm not too new to scopes....Read complete review

So, I bought this at a local hobby store, along with a powerseeker refractor - for me and the wife to get started in this hobby.
I'm not too new to scopes. I've used them before.
The views in this scope are ok to good - for the price you pay.
However, what makes a scope a good scope is being somewhat steady. This thing is a weeble.
The counter weight by itself is far heavier than the entire scope, which means - it is LIGHT!
Light = wabble wabble.
My $25 camera tripod is 8x more sturdy than this thing. I mean, the tripod on this thing is just bad. REAL bad.
If it just had a descent tripod, it would stiffen this thing up 10x.
I could recommend this scope if it had just $10 more worth of tripod.
It doesn't, therefore I cannot recommend this.
Trying to do anything - slew, focus, the image shakes so violently, makes focusing VERY challenging.
I am a handyman tinker and have built many custom "things" in my lifetime (I'm 50+), so I think I am going to build this scope a tank stand, so I can actually use it.
Until then, we will just use the smaller, more stable 60AZ.

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4.0

Great view when the wobble stops.

By Jeremy

from Wichita, KS

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Poor Lens Quality
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope:

Overall this telescope delivered. I was forced to buy a Celestron eyepiece kit because the eyepieces that came with the scope were sub-par. Once you get an object like Jupiter in view its fantastic, but be careful of bumping the telescope as the unsturdy tripod will shake for a few seconds. Focusing is difficult because of the wobble but a steady hand could compensate for that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Okay

By Cc blu

from Azusa, CA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Simple

Cons

  • Weak tripod

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope:

I would recommend this to beginners, not children though....the tripod is unstable and weak as usual, why don't they come with wood tripods anymore?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Just too wabbly.

By Norm

from East Tennessee

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Attractive

Cons

  • Difficult To Focus
  • Flimsy
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Astronomy
  • Clothes Hanger

Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope:

So, I bought this at a local hobby store, along with a powerseeker refractor - for me and the wife to get started in this hobby.
I'm not too new to scopes. I've used them before.
The views in this scope are ok to good - for the price you pay.
However, what makes a scope a good scope is being somewhat steady. This thing is a weeble.
The counter weight by itself is far heavier than the entire scope, which means - it is LIGHT!
Light = wabble wabble.
My $25 camera tripod is 8x more sturdy than this thing. I mean, the tripod on this thing is just bad. REAL bad.
If it just had a descent tripod, it would stiffen this thing up 10x.
I could recommend this scope if it had just $10 more worth of tripod.
It doesn't, therefore I cannot recommend this.
Trying to do anything - slew, focus, the image shakes so violently, makes focusing VERY challenging.
I am a handyman tinker and have built many custom "things" in my lifetime (I'm 50+), so I think I am going to build this scope a tank stand, so I can actually use it.
Until then, we will just use the smaller, more stable 60AZ.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Still love it after more than 10 years

By Chelmo77

from Flint, MI

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope:

I purchased Celestron's 114EQ back when I was in undergrad, over 10 years ago, and I'm still pleased with the quality of this scope. Yes, the finderscope takes a few minutes to adjust properly, but once it's aligned, it's accurate and a great help at targeting objects in the night sky. I haven't found the tripod or base to be unstable, and after moving to three different houses, I've never had to re-collimate the mirrors. My only regret is now that I'm more in the city, I can't see as much with the light interference. I would recommend purchasing additional filters and eyepieces to get the most of out your scope. The images of the planets and deep-sky objects I've been able to observe have been clear and amazing, and I can't wait to share this experience with my children.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the Price

By KY_Kat_Eyes

from Madisonville, Ky

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Travel

    Comments about Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope:

    I purchased this telescope as a companion to my Starseeker 4.5" reflector. It Fits the go to mount perfectly,and the views are excellent, crisp and clear. The Finderscope does aling up; I think most people who say it doesnt are just giving up w/o actually trying to do so, as it does take a few minutes to set up, but once centered, it's "DEAD" on Target. The Tripod is also very sturdy. I would recommend this scope for anyone wanting a good scope for deep sky object's. Hayneedle with thier support team offers Fantastic service and Shipping is always free. Hayneedle, You "Rock"

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    Customer Q & A

    2 Questions About This Product
    Q: "When you use this scope will the image be reversed or upside down?"
    A: Images in the PowerSeeker 114 EQ will be upside down.
    Q: "What is the weight of the telescope and what are the dimensions of the shipping package?"
    A: Weight of the Celestron Powerseeker 114 EQ is 19 pounds. Shipping dimensions are 37 x 15 x 10 inches.
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