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Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope

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Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
114mm
Brand
Meade
Component
25mm Eyepiece 2
Eyepiece 1
9mm
Features
Equatorial Mount
Finderscope
Red dot
Focal Length
1000mm
Focal Ratio
f/8.8
GPS
No
GoTo
No
Good for Astrophotography
No
Highest Useful Magnification
200x
Lens Coating
Multi-Coated
Mount Design
Equatorial
Objective Lens Size Code
114
Optical Design
Reflector
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets
Star Diagonal
1.25 Inches
Suggested Age
12 Years & Up
Telescopes Series
Meade Starter Telescopes
User Level
For the Beginner
Warranty
1 Year
Weight Complete
12 lbs.

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  • Large 114mm aperture for excellent views of deep space
  • Equatorial mount makes object tracking easy
  • Simple manual control for tracking objects
  • Two eyepieces  - 9mm and 25mm
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Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (7)
  • Accurate (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for the beginner

This is my first telescope that I bought that wasnt the small ones you can get for $20 or $30 at walmart. I seen the rings saturn for the first time with good detail. ...Read complete review

This is my first telescope that I bought that wasnt the small ones you can get for $20 or $30 at walmart. I seen the rings saturn for the first time with good detail. There are only two things that I have ran into with it. The first in the eyepieces that come with dont work well with eyeglasses but most dont. The second is that even tight the bass still has a very little movement in it. It is a very good first telescope for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Has Design FLAWS.

I will be contacting Meade.
-The Altitude adjustment is lacking a screw type or any form of positive stop. Adjusting it, is by hand with only a side locking screw to...Read complete review

I will be contacting Meade.
-The Altitude adjustment is lacking a screw type or any form of positive stop. Adjusting it, is by hand with only a side locking screw to stop it and hold it in place.
-This is very difficult with the amount of counter weight pulling it down, it drifts while tightening.
-The frame is also poorly designed, it is impossible to get down to the horizon. The castings interfere with each other and will not allow downward adjustment passed 20deg. A BIG PROBLEM to move about the sky or look at anything below 20degs.
-The Red dot spotting sight, would be a great feature if the quality was improved. The fit of the bracket is not matched to the tube wobbles around. The adjustment screws of the sight are too loose, making it impossible to adjust and remain adjusted.
-Overall the features are what is needed and wanted, "BUT" cheaply made and the design is poorly executed to achieve a low cost scope.
-The description of, and features of the product are true, BUT the quality is not good...

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5.0

perfect

By Charlotte

from FREEHOLD,NJ

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope:

        excellent service. so far telescope great purchase

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        1.0

        Has Design FLAWS.

        By Matt

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Equatorial Mount Issues
        • Red Dot Sight S Not Good
        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope:

        I will be contacting Meade.
        -The Altitude adjustment is lacking a screw type or any form of positive stop. Adjusting it, is by hand with only a side locking screw to stop it and hold it in place.
        -This is very difficult with the amount of counter weight pulling it down, it drifts while tightening.
        -The frame is also poorly designed, it is impossible to get down to the horizon. The castings interfere with each other and will not allow downward adjustment passed 20deg. A BIG PROBLEM to move about the sky or look at anything below 20degs.
        -The Red dot spotting sight, would be a great feature if the quality was improved. The fit of the bracket is not matched to the tube wobbles around. The adjustment screws of the sight are too loose, making it impossible to adjust and remain adjusted.
        -Overall the features are what is needed and wanted, "BUT" cheaply made and the design is poorly executed to achieve a low cost scope.
        -The description of, and features of the product are true, BUT the quality is not good...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Starter Scope

        By Eric

        from GREENFIELD,MA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Excellent value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions

          Comments about Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope:

          Fairly easy to assemble though the instructions could have been better. The 25 mm eyepiece works well when looking at the moon. Lousy weather plus cloud cover has prevented me from seeing a lot, but I expect it will work well. I also bought a 102 mm Meade refractor for my son, but I haven't compared them yet. Excellent value for the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Very Pleased

          By I'm Bernie

          from CT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Starter scope
          • Quality Lenses

          Cons

          • View finder waste of time

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Can think of many uses

          Comments about Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope:

          Haven't used a telescope that was younger then myself (48) Over all very happy. Price, shipping and product all good. only complaint is the veiw finder. Not worth even putting on. Other website for same model wanted $45 for shipping above cost. Got this with free shipping fast and it was free shipping..

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Looks cool, cause it IS cool!

          By biggirl

          from Arlington, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope:

            We got the telescope, and put it together in a few short minutes. We went outside, and tried to find the moon, but we literally could see nothing. Yes, we took the lens cap off, but still, nothing. We were very discouraged. Then we looked at the picture on the box...And realized we were looking at the ground, not the sky! LOL! Once we aimed the thing to the heavens, we were very pleased! We plan to really get a lot of use once the weather warms up. We can't see a lot, with trees, and being near the city, so we will take it when we go up to the mountains of PA this spring.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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