Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope


Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ is a beginner’s telescope. It offers an amazing experience to novice astronomers with high-quality optics. The fast and easy setup system provides no hassle to the users. Fully coated optics makes the image sharp and have high contrast.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ 


  • Fast easy setup does not need any tool.
  • Large aperture
  • Easy pointing and aiming for an easy finderscope.
  • Erect image optics.
  • Dovetail can be released quickly.
  • Sturdy 1.25 ” steel tube legs.
  • All coated glass optics for clear & crisp images.


  • Optics and accessories are not high quality.
  • Collimation is impossible.

Technical Specifications of Celestron AstroMaster 114

Optical Assembly

  • 114 mm Newtonian reflector with a focal length of 1000 mm and a focal ratio of 8.77.
  • Aluminum optical coatings
  • A spherical primary mirror with a corrector lens reduces comatic aberration.
  • 1.25 ” rack-and-pinion focuser made of plastic.
  • Two eyepieces (20mm-50x, 10 mm-100x)


  • CG-2 Equatorial Mount
  • Vixen dovetail allows the scope to replace it in a different mount.
  • Built-in Star Pointer finderscope

Physical Appearance 

  • The total weight is 17 lb (7.71 kg)

What can you see with Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ?

  • The Moon
  • Venus phases.
  • Jupiter’s moons and cloud belts
  • Saturn’s rings and a few moons
  • Galaxies like M 82 and its dust· lanes ·
  • Nebulae like Orion and the Lagoon

Recommended Accessories 

  • Observer’s map of the Moon.
  • Astromaster Accessory Kit-1.25’’
  • Moon Filter Set-1.25’’
  • 40’’ telescope bag.

Astrophotography Example with Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope

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Alternative Options To Celestron AstroMaster 114

There are some other options at a similar price range.

  • Sky-Watcher Heritage 130P: With a collapsible tube.
  •  Zhumell Z130: More aperture, better optics, and better accessories.
  • Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ: Better optics and accessories.