SkyWatcher 114/900 EQ1 Reflector Telescope with Motor Drive
See the giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn and their moons, nebulae and clusters. The Sky-Watcher 114/900 EQ1 Reflector Telescope is a fantastic telescope for the beginning amateur astronomer. It has the benefits of gathering 125% more light than a 76mm telescope and 165% more than a 70mm refractor showing better the main details in nebulae and cluster. With maximum practical magnification of 224x , this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s bands, the Martian polar ice caps, and the phases of Venus and the moon.
Equatorial Mount Features
The motorised EQ1 is a lightweight equatorial mount which will compensate for Earth’s rotation with the motor-driven right ascension axis, allowing comfortable observation without the work of manual tracking.
Aligning an equatorial mount is an easy operation that can be completed in a few minutes. Once the tripod is levelled and the mount is orientated toward south, incline the mount of the same angle of your local latitude. For example, if you are in Sydney (latitude 33° South), adjust the mount inclination of 33° using the indicator and the scale on the EQ1 mount.
Premium Imaging Performance
Sky-Watcher guarantee diffraction limited optics for an outstanding quality. The aluminised primary mirror is aspheric (parabolic profile) offering an optical system free from spherical aberration. The secondary mirror is thin to allow fast cooling and it is held by extra thin spider supports for minimal diffraction spike effects on bright stars and increased contrast.
In the Box:
ModelSW1149EQ1MDOptical designNewton ReflectorAperture114mmFocal Length900mmFocal Ratiof/7.9Resolving Power1.05″Stellar Limit Magnitude12.5Highest Practical Magnification228XLight gathering power (compared to the unaided eye)265Focuser Diameter1.25″Recommended UsageViewing Moon and Planets
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