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Telescopes > Basic > Omegon Telescope N 114/900 EQ-1
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Product no.: 11266

Telescope N 114/900 EQ-1

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  • Large 114mm aperture - plenty of light
  • EQ-1 mount and tripod included

Product description

This telescope is also available, together with accessories, in a beginners set.

The classical Newton Reflector telescope according to Isaac Newton. These measurements and this kind of construction has been available for three decades now and has proved its power and efficiency

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.

Already included in delivery:

  • 25mm eyepiece, giving 36X magnification
  • 10mm eyepiece, giving 90X magnification
  • 6x30 finder scope for easy location of celestial objects
  • 2x Barlow lens for doubling the eyepiece magnification

The advantages in a nutshell:

  • 114mm aperture, so 2.5 times brighter than a 70mm telescope
  • 1.25“ focuser
  • optics can be collimated

The EQ-1Mount:

This parallactic mount provides the possibility of accurately aligning the optics to the Pole Star. The correct polar elevation can be set for any observing site or geographical latitude. Slow motions on the Right Ascension and Declination axes allow objects to be precisely adjusted in the field of view and followed, with a counterweight provided for precise counterbalancing of the optics.

The EQ-1 mount comes as one of two variants, with a free-standing tripod or a table-top tripod. You can find more details in the technical data. The free-standing tripod is extendable to between 70cm and 120cm high and has a tray, providing space for eyepieces and other accessories. The table-top tripod is extremely compact and light, and thus ideal for trips or holidays. The smaller of the EQ mounts is extremely light and compact and can fit into virtually any travel bag. It is easy enough to set up for any beginner and can be just as easily used by children. A motor for tracking in right ascension is an optional upgrade.


Included in delivery of the mount:

  • parallactic EQ-1mount
  • tripod
  • suitable counterweight

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.

Our expert comment:

The 114/900mm EQ-1 telescope has good quality optics for its price category. Although the mirror is spherical, with an aperture ratio of 1:7.9 this is no problem at all in this case. The mount can only be used for visual observing with an instrument of this size. Astrophotography makes no sense with it, even if some less than reputable vendors sometimes claim the contrary.

Please note that similar telescopes are advertised in many places with magnifications of over 300X or even 600X. Theoretically, any telescope can reach these magnifications. But you will not be able to see anything! The maximum useful magnification of this type of telescope is about 230X for objects still to be sharply imaged.

This telescope definitely provides the best value for money of all telescopes of this price range. But if you want to invest a little more, we recommend the Omegon 130/920 EQ-2 with a larger aperture and a more stable mount.

(Dominik Schwarz)

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
Newton
Aperture (mm)
114
Focal length (mm)
900
Aperture ratio (f/)
7,9
Resolving capacity
1,01
Limit value (mag)
12,1
Light gathering capacity
270
Max. useful magnification
230
Tube construction
Full tube

Focuser


Type of build
Gear rack
Connection ( to eyepiece)
1,25"

Mount


Type of build
EQ-1
Mounting type
Equatorial
GoTo control
no

Tripod


Material
Aluminium
Type
Tripod

Included accessories


1.25'' eyepieces
25mm, 10mm
Finder scope
6x30
Barlow Lens
2x

General


Total weight (kg)
12
Series
Basic
Special recommendation
yes

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
not recommended
Astrophotography
no
Sun
not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
yes
Advanced
no
Observatories
no

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Omegon Telescope N 114/900 EQ-1

The parallactic EQ-1 mount with counterbalancing counterweight. Precise guiding of celestial objects is only possible with this type of mount. The practical, flexible slow motions allow you to always keep the object in the field of view.

Omegon Telescope N 114/900 EQ-1

The 6x30 Finder Scope lets you locate objects in the sky which can then be observed more closely in the telescope.

Omegon Telescope N 114/900 EQ-1

Barlow Lens -for the increasing focal length. Provides you with double the magnification when combined with an eyepiece.

Omegon Telescope N 114/900 EQ-1

You will be able to observe thousands of craters as well as some fascinating rilles on the moon with the telescope. Moon images by Bernd Gährken using a 114/900mm Omegon telescope.

Customer reviews

Best quality, worthfully for price!!

Review by Nan on 07.11.2012 17:42:10

( 5 / 5 )

I got this one for my birthday present when I was in Germany. This is the first telescope that I have, and still want to have it ^_^ Unfortunately, 2012, Spring time in Germany wasn't that nice sky, always cloudy and rain and so much more, such a very complicated weather ever! So, I don't have much chances to use it, but there was a best experienced with this one, I saw the moon so perfectly clear! I also see Venus pretty good, Mars ; with a fair view and Saturn with beautiful ring and also the titan nearby!!!! I would love to show you a picture that I took but I took it with iPhone4 which are a bit shaky, holding it and took it through the 25mm, 10mm lens and also put 3x one, I love it. To be honest, I am really love this one. but one more thing that I didn't take it back to Thailand is, I am definitely sure that I am not willing to set it up by myself!! so many step to go, my bf and his brother took time to set it up for 4 hrs!! then I just let it there in Germany, and I am going back to Germany to use it so soon. Anyhow, I am going to buy one for me to use it in Thailand.

Nan Suphaphorn,26 years old from Thailand

Alright price/quality

Review by Svenne on 26.11.2011 15:46:24

( 4 / 5 )

I have only used it once so far (3 hours), cloudy weekends lately.
It is okay concidering it only cost 149€. Clerar view and it looks nice!
Additional stuff in the package was nice.

A book and a starmap in the package was nice only a shame they were in french, I do not know french.

Delivered in 5 days to Finland. A little bit candy in the package!

In my case, I wish I would have invested a litte bit more (500€+) even if I do not know yet if I am really into astronomy.

Robust is not the first thing that comes in to mind about this teleskope ,but you can not have it all for 149€.

Concidering the price I give this purchase 4 out of 5.
Not concidering the price a weak 3 out of 5.

Sven 33 years from Finland

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