The Celestron Cometron 114AZ altazimuth reflector provides even beginning stargazers with stunning wide angle views of comets, the rings of Saturn, the bands of Jupiter and its four Galillean moons, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and more. And it does it all without costing you a fortune.
The Celestron Cometron 114AZ is lightweight and portable, making it a great grab-and-go telescope for spur-of-the-moment observing. It has a simple design that makes it easy for beginners to use, and its no-tool setup means you are up and observing in no time. Two high-quality Kellner eyepieces are included to enhance your views. The simple Newtonian reflector optical design, altazimuth mount, and included red-dot finderscope make it easy to navigate the night sky. A steel tripod provides stability.
The Cometron 114AZ reflector has a parabolic primary mirror, just like the most expensive reflectors. This design provides sharp images without the annoying spherical aberration found in lesser spherical mirror scopes. It has a generous 114mm aperture that gathers 265 times as much light as the sharpest eye. This provides bright, sharp views of faint celestial objects and shows the Moon’s mountains and craters in crisp detail. And, thanks to its wide field of view, you’ll be able to observe comets and even favorite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
Weighing just 8.4 pounds, including tripod, the Celestron Cometron 114AZ is a telescope that you can pick up with one hand and take out to observe whenever the urge strikes you.
This Cometron 114AZ’s Optical System . . .
Reflector optical tube: 114mm (4.5”) aperture 450mm focal length f/3.95 parabolic mirror Newtonian reflector. Aluminum tube construction, 18" long. The mirrors are aluminized for high light transmission and overcoated with durable silicon dioxide (quartz) for long life.
Rack and pinion focuser: The 1.25” focuser has dual focusing knobs for precise image control with either hand. The large focus knobs are easy to operate, even while wearing gloves or mittens in cold weather.
Two eyepieces: You get two 1.25" Kellner eyepieces: a 20mm (22.5x) with a 2° field of view (four times the diameter of the full Moon for wide angle views) and a 10mm (45x) with a 1° field of view (twice the diameter of the full Moon for more close-up views). Both eyepieces have antireflection coatings on their lens surfaces for sharp images and good contrast.
Finder: Star Pointer non-magnifying illuminated variable brightness red dot-type. The Star Pointer is the quickest and easiest way to point your telescope exactly to the desired object in the sky. It seems to project a red dot onto the night sky. Just align the red dot seen through the Star Pointer with the desired object in the sky. It’s that easy.
This Cometron 114AZ’s Mount . . .
Altazimuth mount: The altazimuth mount with camera tripod-style pan handle provides right/left and up/down motions suitable for casual astronomical observing. A simple twist on the pan handle locks the scope in place, as well as letting you adjust the friction to set the travel smoothness when following objects across the heavens. The optical tube is well balanced, but keeping your hand on the pan handle at all times when the handle is unlocked would be a sensible safety precaution.
Tripod: The lightweight pre-assembled tripod has 1” diameter stainless steel legs to provide a rigid and stable observing platform. It easily adjusts in height from 29" to 46" with no tools needed for seated or standing observations through the telescope. Spreader bars lock the legs firmly open when the tripod is set up. The tripod includes a convenient accessory tray that attaches to the spreader bars to hold your eyepieces and accessories close at hand and up out of the dew-soaked grass.
Two year warranty: As an expression of Celestron’s confidence in the quality of their products, the Cometron 114AZ is protected by Celestron’s two-year limited warranty against flaws in materials and workmanship.