Ideal for observing land-based and planetary objects, the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Gift Package is a dual-purpose telescope perfect for beginner and amateur astronomers alike. Survey as far as the icy rings of Saturn with the Newtonian reflector's large, light-gathering aperture and do so with ease thanks to the telescope's German Equatorial mount with setting circles that accurately locate and track objects, and coated, all-glass optics that provide a crisp, clear image. Quick-release, no-tool dovetail attachment makes setup a breeze, and a rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform. Equipped with a permanently mounted StarPointer Finderscope lets you keep track of the stars, and a German Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles helps you accurately locate and track sky objects. There's even a convenient tray for all of your accessories, and, speaking of accessories, the device includes 2 eyepieces (the 20mm eyepiece corrects the image for land-based viewing), "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software, a wonderful program with a database of over 10,000 celestial objects, printable sky maps, and 75 enhanced images. Not intended for children under age 12.
It’s highly recommended to purchase the following accessories to maximize your viewing experience from the start.
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Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world's leading telescope makers, enjoying brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of other high-quality optical products, including binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes in addition to their computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, Calif.Shop All Celestron