This telescope is ideal for serious newcomers to astronomy, as it combines both high quality optics with an affordable price. Magnifications (with optics supplied): x40, x80, x100, x200. Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228. Supplied with a high-quality Equatorial Mount.
- Ideal Telescope for the Serious Beginner
- Reflecting Telescope, with 114mm diameter mirror
- Perfect for discovering the Night Sky (and more earthly subjects!)
- Complete Kit - Everything included
Our SkyHawk 114 Telescope is a 'reflector' telescope (sometimes called a 'reflecting' telescope). Reflector telescopes use a concave mirror to collect the light coming from the object being oberved (eg the moon), and reflect this up to the eyepiece. The most important thing to look for in a telescope is the quality of the lenses and mirrors. Generally speaking, for a reflector telescope, the larger the diameter of the main mirror, the more light can be collected, and hence the greater the quality of the magnified image. Usually, the more you pay, the higher the quality of the magnified image. This is not always the case though among the telescopes we regularly review. Its intuitive manoeuvrability makes it a perfect user-friendly telescope. Setting up the telescope is easy. What we also particularly like about the SkyHawk 114 telescope is that it achieves a very good trade-off between quality and price. The SkyHawk 114 enables amateur astronomists to discover a wealth of hidden secrets in the night sky, without costing the earth! And, we have to admit, the remarkable quality of the images makes this telescope stand out from other telescopes in this price range.
- Magnifications (with optics supplied): x40, x80, x100, x200
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/8.77)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- x2 Barlow Lens
- Red Dot Finder
- EQ1 Equatorial Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 125% more Light Gathering than 76mm
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
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