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Overview: The Cometron 114AZ by Celestron is a lightweight Newtonian Reflector
telescope, designed for first-time and amateur astronomers. It has a wide field
of view that gives you clear views of the Moon, Milky Way galaxy, planets, and
other large celestial bodies. The telescope can be used for celestial and
terrestrial use. The 114AZ comes with two eyepieces, a StarPointer red-dot finderscope,
an accessory tray, and a tripod with steel legs.
Newtonian Reflector: Newtonian Reflector telescopes replace
heavy lenses with mirrors to collect and focus the light, providing much more
light gathering power than refracting telescopes. It uses a single concave
mirror as its primary element. Light enters the telescope and travels to the
mirror in the back end. The mirror bends (focuses) the light forward to a single
focal point. A flat mirror (diagonal) intercepts the light and points it out the
side of the tube to the eyepiece. A Newtonian Reflector telescope offers such
impressive light-gathering characteristics you can view some deep space objects,
even with a modestly-priced unit.
StarPointer Finderscope: The telescope comes with a
StarPointer red-dot finderscope which mounts to the outside of the unit and
helps you aim the telescope at a distant target. The finderscope must first be
aligned with the telescope before use.
Kellner Eyepieces: The Cometron 114AZ features two Kellner eyepieces: a
low power 20mm and a high power 10mm. You can choose which eyepiece to use based
on the magnification and field of view you desire. It is recommended that you
use the 20mm eyepiece when first setting up and aiming the telescope, then
switch to the higher power 10mm eyepiece to get a closer look at the object.
Included Software: Included with the telescope is "TheSkyX
-- First Light Edition" astronomy software on CD-ROM. The disc contains a 10,000
object database with printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.
- Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
- Aperture: 114mm (4.49")
- Focal Length: 450mm (18")
- Focal Ratio: f/3.95
- Eyepiece Focal Length: 10mm and 20mm
- Eyepiece Magnification: 70x and 35x
- Highest Useful Magnification: 269x
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 16x
- Optical Tube Length: 18"
- Light Gathering Power: 265x (compared to human eye)
- Weight (with base): 8.4 pounds
- Overall Dimensions:
- Length: 19"
- Minimum Height (on tripod): 37.375" (including
- Maximum Height (on tripod): 54.5" (including