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Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Reflector Telescope

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About this product


  • Capable of up to 269 times magnification to see beyond Jupiter
  • Supplied with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm)
  • Get a clear, bright image with a 114mm aperture

Product overview

• Explore the universe and the world around you with this Newtonian reflector telescope
• Capable of up to 269 times magnification (using Barlow Lens) to see to Jupiter and beyond
• Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm) and a 3 times Barlow lens to customise your telescope for the best view
• Get a clear, bright image with a 114mm aperture
• Lower the magnification down to 16 times (45 times with supplied eyepieces)
• Comes with an Equatorial CG-3 mount and its own tripod for stability

What can I see with this telescope?
Have a look at the face of Jupiter or explore the world around you with this powerful Newtonian reflector telescope. View the night sky with magnifications up to 269 times. The telescope has fully coated lens, an aperture of 114mm and light gathering ability of 265 times that of the human eye to give you a clear, bright image. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, one with 45 times magnification and one with 225 times magnification. There is also a three times Barlow lens which can be used with any of the eyepieces to increase their magnification.

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 tools. It even comes with a stable tripod and counterweight system. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. Smooth controls mean that it’s easier to track object across the night sky. The finderscope can help you position your telescope to the right orientation. The Barlow lens can be attached between the focuser and the eyepiece, tripling the magnification of each eyepiece.

How easy is it to align my telescope?
The PowerSeeker comes on an Equatorial 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. Discover the universe or explore closer to home with this great telescope.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value starter-scope! Owned for a year now... seen plenty! Realistically, tripod and mount are budget parts, but good for getting acquainted with astronomy. The tube itself and optics however are fine - can't fault them. Addition of some Baader Safety Film, managed to get attached pic of mercury transit with iPhone down the eyepiece. When ready to progress, just upgrade the tripod & mount!
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great telescope! Love it! I saw a few times with the 20mm and the 3X barlow Jupiter and his moons and also Saturn! I also ordered a 2.5mm eyepiece which gives a better view. Disadvantages: 1. It's not very stady, a slight wind can vibrate the whole view which makes it very hard to follow the object and see it clearly. 2. Very very difficult to adjust the viewfinder with the telescope itself, also its very dificult to adjust the viewfinder to the object you want.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this telescope as a 2016 Christmas present for my son-in-law. When he unpacked it he found bits were missing, including lens and eyepiece. I called Maplin and they have promised to send him a replacement. I don't know the outcome yet.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple to use Purchased for my partner and he thinks it’s great. He’s a novice and hasn’t found it difficult to use and has really enjoyed using it when he can as we haven’t had many clear skies up north! It is quite big- only downside.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this telescope a a Xmas present but have put it together to try out and it is going to be an excellent gift, top quality at a bargain price
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for a beginner This was £49.99 at the time and whilst I wanted to save for a much better telescope I couldn’t turn this down to keep me going.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bargain! Great piece of kit for the price. Everything a beginner could possibly need.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brill bought for mother in law for Xmas she's made up!!!
Date published: 2018-01-02
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Telescope model number Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ (21045)
Telescope type Newtonian reflector
Technical specification
Aperture 114 mm
Focal length 900 mm
Focal ratio 7.89
Focal length of eyepiece 1 20 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 45 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 4 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 225 x
Barlow lens 3 x attached eyepiece
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 269 x
Lowest useful magnification 16 x
Magnitude 12.8
Light gathering power 265 x
Apparent field of view 0.9 degrees
Linear field of view 48 ft (15 m) @ 1000 yards
Optical coating Fully Coated
Alignment procedures Manual latitude scale and setting circles
Power N/A
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 8.6 kg
Total content weight 12.1 kg
Telescope diameter 114 mm
Telescope length 864 mm
Tripod height 1400 mm
Mount type Equatorial
Screen No
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ
EQ mount
Counterweight and bar
Slow motion cables
2 x eyepieces
1 x Barlow lens
32 mm Erect image
The Sky X CD

Can you fit a DSLR camera to try some astrophotography ?

Asked by: ASM30
Yes you can, you will need a T-Adaptor (sometimes know as a T ring) to attach a camera to this scope. Astrophotography usually needs longer exposure times so you would typically need a telescope equipped with computerised (guided / goto) mount to track the objects whilst capturing the image. I'd advise research into the subject of Astrophotography first as the equipment needed can be very expensive and the hobby itself is very time consuming.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-02

Its for my son, a total gamer, hoping to inspire him im new to this can u advise me my budget is £150ish

Asked by: eleanor
The mount for this one is much better, and it's easier to transport to a Dark Sky area.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-09

Will it show images correct way round

Asked by: Spot
An uncorrected image in a reflecting telescope would appear upside down and back to front, you can correct this with an erecting eyepiece. Page 13 of the following document explains how the image is affected by different eyepieces and adaptors.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-08-23

Does this telescope show nature images the right way up or does it need an attachment to right the image and where would it be fitted to ?

Asked by: Emily
An uncorrected image in a reflecting telescope would appear upside down and back to front, you can correct this with an erecting eyepiece. Page 13 of the following document explains how the image is affected by different eyepieces and adaptors.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-08-23

There is a lot of comment about the Equitorial mount not being stable enough. Has the mount issue been addressed recently

Asked by: Nighthawk
The CG-3 Equatorial mount has a bit of slop in it... as in when you go to lock off DEC or RA they will both droop back a mm or so. To resolve either get one person to hold the scope very steady while you crank the thumbscrews tight, or compensate with the slo-mo adjuster cables. Also, you’ll only get about +/- 10 deg adjustment in the RA slo-mo adjuster as it’s a push pull affair rather than a worm gear.
Answered by: Marci
Date published: 2016-05-15

Total beginner I've found the moon with finder scope but can't seem to focus on it any help would be great and yes lense cap is off 

Asked by: John
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 9757 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-04-21

It says in the manual that you cannot look through a window with this telescope, is this correct because I have already bought it?

Asked by: Elaine
The reason being as viewing it through the window might affect the quality of the image you see and reflections from the window would affect it also.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-12-30

Can a  camera be connected to the telescope 

Asked by: fred
With the correct T adapter you could do this.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-01-21
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