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Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope

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About this product


  • Up to 269 times magnification to see to Jupiter or even further
  • Comes with two eye pieces (20mm and 10mm)
  • 114mm aperture provides a bright and clear image

Product overview

• Discover the universe with this powerful Newtonian reflector telescope
• Capable of up to 269 times magnification (100 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and Saturn or even further
• Comes with two eye pieces (20mm and 10mm) to customise your telescope for the best view
• With a 114mm aperture this telescope will give you a bright and clear image
• Lower the magnification down to 16 times (50 times with supplied eyepieces)

Special features
• Comes with an Equatorial CG-2 mount and its own tripod for stability
• Two year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind (proof of purchase required)

Download the free Celestron Skyportal app on Android or IOS
What can I see with this telescope?
Whether you want to see the face of Jupiter or something closer to home this powerful Newtonian reflector telescope is ideal. With an aperture of 114mm and fully coated lens you get clear, sharp images with a good apparent field of view. The AstroMaster can gather 265 times the amount of light as the human eye and with two eyepieces, one with 50 times magnification and one with 100 times magnification you can get a look at just what’s out there.

Why choose a reflector telescope?
Reflector telescopes are open at one end and use mirrors to collect and focus light for the image. Typically, the apertures of reflector telescopes are larger than their refractors. This means they can see further and fainter objects and have a wider apparent field of view. The bodies of the reflector telescope can be made smaller, all while maintaining the same level of magnification. Reflector telescopes don’t suffer from chromatic aberration, colours appearing around an image, like some refractors. Reflector telescopes display the image upside down. This is normal for astronomical telescopes, but will be noticeable with terrestrial viewing.
How easy is it to assemble?
Easy to use, you can assemble this telescope without any tools and comes with a stable tripod and counterweight system. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. Control cables give you control over fine adjustments to positioning easily. The sky pointer can help you position your telescope to the right orientation. The sky pointer is powered by one CR1620 battery (not included).

How easy is it to align my telescope?
The AstroMaster comes on an Equatorial CG-2 mount which can be adjusted to a wide range of positions. By aligning the latitude scale and the setting circles using known points in the sky you can use these to pin point other objects in the night sky. The telescope comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software. This includes a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images so you can see exactly what it is you’re looking for. Discover the universe or explore the world around you with this great telescope.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Just got this telescope and someone at Celestron need sacking! They have obviously got the wrong price because it is simply awesome and the build quality is superb. It was so easy to assemble and the results are amazing. I have a T adaptor and can attach my camera to it, but unfortunately my first night with it was way too cloudy to see anything. I did however, use it during daylight using the terrestrial lens again the results are fantastic. I would have gladly paid this price for the tripod alone, but I have now used it to take pictures of the moon which make me look like a professional. I am looking forward to finding my way around the night sky better to enable me to take more pictures. I would certainly recommend this scope from beginner to pro alike and due to the price, put the universe in the hands of everyone. Thank you Maplins and Celestron for making me one very happy puppy.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable for holidays I needed a small German mount for one of my short tube refractors. It was cheaper to buy this scope as the equivalent mount and tripod only on most astronomy stores charged about £20 more! This celestron model is £40 more on the same sites. Good value and has a dovetail mount. Scope also surprisingly ok for its size.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing views I got this for my birthday and i love it so much, isay all the craters on the moon , the rings of saturn and even juipters bands and all of its moons.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very easy to set up i had this for over 2 weeks very happy with it very easy to set up very clear view of the moon and stars love this well worth the money would tell anyone who is thinking about getting a telescope this is a good buy not hard to use so all i can say is im happy with it
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Telescope As expected, build quality good, a starter telescope to get the children interested, now I need a clear sky!
Date published: 2016-11-01
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Telescope model number Celestron Astromaster 114EQ (31042)
Telescope type Newtonian reflector
Technical specification
Aperture 114 mm
Focal length 1000 mm
Focal ratio 9
Focal length of eyepiece 1 20 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 50 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 10mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 100 x
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 269 x
Lowest useful magnification 16 x
Magnitude 12.8
Light gathering power 265 x
Apparent field of view 1° (with 20 mm eyepiece)
Linear field of view 53 ft @ 1000 yards (with 20 mm eyepiece)
Optical coating Fully coated
Alignment procedures Manual Latitude scale and Setting circles
Power 1 x CR1620 for the Star pointer (not included)
Physical dimensions
Product weight 7.7 kg
Total content weight 13.2 kg
Telescope diameter 114 mm
Telescope length 457 mm
Tripod height 1300 mm
Mount type Equatorial CG2
Screen No
Supplied assembled No
Package contents Celestron Astromaster 114EQ
CG-2 mount
Counterweight bar (with 2 x counterweights)
2 x eyepieces
Slow motion control cables

Can this telescope be used for terrestrial as well as looking at planets or does it need another lense? 

Asked by: Twomillers
It can be used however the image would be back to front and upside down due to how the reflector works.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-26

How bulky is this telescope with tripod folded. Is it suitable for taking on holiday away from cold, cloudy, polluted London skies?

Asked by: Sharkey
This would be fine to use for your intended application. The weight and size of the item is listed in its specification.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-10

does this telescope come with barlow lenses

Asked by: 2017neil
No, this only comes with two eye pieces (20mm and 10mm)
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-01-02

How much is additional lens ?

Asked by: Angie 23
Celestron AstroMaster Accessory Kit Code: A78LX
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-28

Hi, just wondering how this compares with the skywatch explorer 130 of similar price? Which one is the better for viewing and taking photos please? Thanks!

Asked by: Horseyhils
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-11

Hi is there a attachment for a I phone , so I can take photos

Asked by: Jackie46
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-26

Hello, Is it easy enough for beginners?

Asked by: nora
The telescope is simple enough for a beginner but like any new item you need to familiarise yourself with it's operation to get the best results. There are many videos and articles on the internet that explain how to do this.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-05

'Capable of up to 269 times magnification (100 times with supplied eyepieces)'- To view 269 times magnification, what other eyepieces do we need? Do you sell them ? If yes, can you please give me the link.  Regards, Santhosh

Asked by: Santhosh
We do sell an accessory kit for this item . Celestron AstroMaster Accessory Kit Code: A78LX
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-05-26
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