Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Telescope with Motor Drive

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Model Number: 22045
Web Code: 10450223

Overview

Get front row seats to the majestic display of a clear night sky with the the Celestron PowerSeeker series of telescopes. Ideal for casual observers and beginner astronomers, this telescope has a 114mm aperture and a 900mm focal length. A 45x and 225x magnification eyepiece coupled with the 3x Barlow lens offer stunning views of nebula and constellations.

$249.99

Sold and shipped by Best Buy

Why it's a great gift

  • Newtonian reflector telescope is ideal for aspiring astronomers and amateur stargazers
  • Quick and easy tool-free setup
  • The aperture diameter of 114mm provides excellent light-gathering capabilities and gives your budding astronomer the ability to examine the craters of the moon and the polar caps of Mars
  • The easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth's rotation so the telescope tracks a star's movement through the night sky from east to west

Other features

  • 900mm focal length offers great high-magnification viewing and 7.89 focal ratio
  • Sturdy aluminum tripod with adjustable height
  • Includes 2 eyepieces with a 45x and 225x magnification
  • 3x Barlow lenses triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
  • Includes a sturdy equatorial mount and tracking motor drive with slow motion controls for smooth tracking
  • Comes with an accessory tray for convenient storage
  • Take amazing photos by attaching your camera to this telescope with a T-Ring for Canon EOS cameras (10488630) or a T-Ring for Nikon cameras (10488631), as well as a universal 1.25" T-Adapter (10488632) - all accessories sold separately

Lunar & Planetary
Yes
Deep Space Observing
Yes
Terrestrial
No
Dual Purpose (Astronomical & Terrestrial)
Yes
Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Aperture
114 mm
Focal Length
900 mm
Focal Ratio
7.89
Magnification(s)
45x Eyepiece; 225x Eyepiece
Expertise Level
Beginners
Eye Piece(s)
2 mm
Barrel Size
31.75 mm
Field of View
48 ft
Filter(s)
None
Finderscope
Yes
Computerized
Not Computerized
Highest Useful Magnification
269x
Lowest Useful Magnification
16x
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.22 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes)
1.02 arcsec
Optical Tube Length
864 mm
Mount Type
Equatorial
Alignment Procedure
SkyAlign; Auto 2 Star Align; 1 Star Align; 2 Star Align; Solar System Align
Slow Motion Controls
Yes
GPS
No
Aux Port
No
Tool-Free Setup
Yes
Width - Folded
31 cm
Height - Folded
16 cm
Depth - Folded
127 cm
Width - Expanded
107 cm
Height - Expanded
158 cm
Depth - Expanded
99 cm
Weight (Including Tripod)
8.62 kg
  • 114 mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope
  • German Equatorial Mount with Slow Motion Controls
  • 4mm and 20mm Eyepieces
  • 3x Barlow Lens
  • 5x24mm Finderscope
  • Operating Instructions
  • TheSky X CD-ROM Software
  • Adjustable Height Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • PowerSeeker Motor Drive

  • Excellent telescope
    by

    from Cambridge on April 26, 2019

    Just got this telescope from Best Buy. Excellent work as expected and also arrived with a motor drive that converts my telescope into an automatic telescope. Highly satisfied with products. Thanks, Best BUy.


  • A great telescope at a great price. An affordable 'first step' into the Cosmos!
    by

    from Toronto, ON on January 2, 2018

    My bride got me this wonderful telescope over Christmas 2017. This is a terrific unit and doesn't take long to set up. It came complete with motor drive (including a battery), finder scope and all the parts needed to make it work right out of the box. Included is a handy couple of manuals really compliments this package. The software disc is a bit tricky to use for some reason; I could not get the 'registration,' 'tech support' or 'accessories' links to work. I was able, however, to get a digital copy of manual which is printed and included with the telescope already. A more useful software package is the The 'Starry Night Celestron Basic Edition." This is really a link on separate piece of paper, which which can be accessed via a private code that comes with the telescope. This took a good 15 min. on a high-speed connection to download and a few minutes of loading and is quite interesting and useful. As for the unit itself, the telescope seems perfectly fine to use out of the box once assembled. I'm not expert on the matter but it does not seem as if the mirrors on the telescope need adjustment (collimation); time will tell if it needs so but the initial views of the moon were sharp and crisp. The two eyepieces provide useful and good magnification when starting out. Yes the 3x Barlow lens is plastic but I see no issue there. The finder scope also seems to work fine but it hardly seems very precise, though it does seem to get you into the general neighborhood of what you want to see, which is what it is supposed to do. Again, this too is plastic. It also comes with a motor drive, a real bonus for people who want to keep a 'fix' on a star or planet. I have not set it up yet but it does come with a battery and seems very easy to attach provided the rest of the unit has been assembled correctly. Please note, I'm nowhere near the level of an amateur astronomer, but I did have a growing interest in Astronomy as a child. Back then my dad got me a prized 60 mm Tasco 90x telescope, through which I first started exploring the stars; an interest which waned with the passage of time. This telescope has rekindled that interest. It's a far more advanced item than my old Tasco but simple enough that a young teen, or even someone with a casual interest in star gazing, can really get hooked on. It also gives any aspiring beginner astronomer the option to buy accessories like filters or other lenses (including camera mounts) to add to their experience and make full use of this telescope's capabilities. Truly a wonderful item and a great gift at a great price. You cannot go wrong with the Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Telescope with Motor Drive!


  • Not upside down
    by

    from Toronto, ON on December 19, 2017

    Hey Jag, this is a reflector telescope. The "lens" is a concave mirror at the back that reflects the light to the eyepiece at the front.


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