Recommended:  Observer Package
  • Quality optical design--parabolic mirror provides sharp image and eliminates spherical aberration
  • Fast focal ratio offers a wide field of view, perfect for observing comets, star clusters, galaxies, and more
  • No-tool setup means you are up and observing in no time
  • Lightweight and portable, a great grab-and-go telescope
  • Large aperture collects more light and provides more detail

 

Even beginning stargazers can catch stunning views of the next comet with Celestron’s Cometron 114AZ. Designed specifically for viewing comets, Cometron 114AZ offers a 114 mm parabolic mirror to capture the sharpest views of even dim comets on their journey toward the Sun. Two high-quality Kellner eyepieces are included to enhance your views. The simple Newtonian reflector optical design, altazimuth mount, and included red-dot finderscope make it easy to navigate the night sky. A steel tripod provides stability.

Cometron 114AZ is also a perfect instrument for viewing objects in our solar system and beyond. Its wide field of view renders the Moon, the Milky Way galaxy, and the rings of Saturn in impressive detail. You’ll even be able to observe the moons of Jupiter as well as distant objects like the Orion Nebula.

Optical Design

Newtonian Reflector

Aperture (mm)

114 mm (4.49 in)

Focal Length

450 mm (18 in)

Focal Ratio

3.95

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)

20mm Kellner mm (0.79 in)

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)

10mm Kellner mm (0.39 in)

Finderscope

StarPointer Red Dot Finder

Mount Type

Alt-azimuth with panning handle

Tripod

Adjustable, stainless steel

Tripod Leg Diameter

1.0in

Highest Useful Magnification

269 x

Lowest Useful Magnification

16 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude

12.8

Resolution (Rayleigh)

1.22 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)

1.02 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)

265 x

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

1.35 in (34 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

9.05 %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

30 %

Optical Coatings

Aluminum with SiO2

Optical Tube Length

18 in (457 mm)

Optical Tube Weight

3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)

Total Telescope Kit Weight

8.4 lbs (3.81 kg)

Mount Height (Max)

46 in (1168 mm)

Mount Height (Min)

29 in (737 mm)

 

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