Celestron AstroMaster 114eq Review

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  • in depth Review of Features
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Overall Rating: ​
Optics
Stability

Flexibility

PROS
  • ​Inexpensive beginner scope with short tube for portability
  • Easy to set up; no tools required
  • Smooth, easy tracking
CONS
  • Jones-Bird makes for some focusing issues
  • Red dot finder somewhat difficult to use
  • Light-weight tripod introduces some instability


The 114eq offers high-power magnification, but the somewhat smaller aperture means that locating objects and taking advantage of that high magnification is more difficult. Its mount is a solid offering for the price point, and, when considered in tandem with the Astromaster's quality optics, the overall package is a solid one for the money.