The 114mm mirror permits impressing planet observations as well as interesting Deep Sky experiences. Discover the rings of saturn, jupiter`s moons and our neighbour planet mars – under good conditions (for example in opposition), you will discover fascinating surface textures. Larger globular star clusters such as M15 can partly be dissolved into single stars because of their light collecting ability at the edges.
The EQ-1 is a parallactic mounting with an outstanding price-performance ratio! Its stability provides some beautiful and enjoyable hours with your telescope under the impressing sky. It permits a fine adjustment in declination and right ascension axis and can be refitted with an electronic tracking motor drive (to compensate the earth rotation) which replaces exhausting manual tracking.
The Optics of the114/900:
The 114mm mirror means superb planetary observing and fascinating excursions into the ‘deep sky’ are both possible. Discover the rings of the Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, or our neighboring planet Mars – in good conditions (when at opposition) you will be able to recognise larger surface features. The tube has a 1.25” focuser which can accept any standard eyepiece. The focuser has a focus wheel, allowing you to bring the object you are observing into sharp focus. You can first locate celestial objects with the finder scope fitted, and then position them in the field of view of the main telescope. The finder scope has crosshairs for precise centering of objects.
|Type of build||Newton|
|Focal length (mm)||900|
|Aperture ratio (f/)||7,9|
|Limit value (mag)||12,1|
|Light gathering capacity||270|
|Max. useful magnification||230|
|Tube construction||Full tube|
|Type of build||Gear rack|
|Connection ( to eyepiece)||1,25″|
|Type of build||EQ-1|
|1.25” eyepieces||25mm, 10mm|
|Total weight (kg)||12|
Area of application
|Moon & Planets||yes|
|Nebulae & galaxies||yes|
|Nature Observation||not recommended|
|Sun||not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)|