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About the Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope ...
BEGINNER TELESCOPE - Budget introductory telescope for Beginner level astronomy & those on a budget - Good performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars & star clusters.
Are you looking for an astronomy telescope that's excellent for the beginning astronomer or a telescope for a curious adult? Then take the time to look at the Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope.
The Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope is meant for astronomy. At its heart is a 114mm aluminised and over-coated parabolic mirror housed in an aluminum body It has a 900mm focal length and operates at a focal ratio of f/8.
This means the Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope is capable of reach a limited stellar magnitude of 12.8 and has a practical magnification limit of 337X. Since light gathering power is important to astronomical applications, you'll be pleased to know this budget minded telescope gathers 125% more light than 76mm telescope and 165% more light than 70mm scopes.
Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope...
* Features easy to use German equatorial mount and adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray
* Right ascension and declination slow motion controls for tracking subject matter
* Generous 114mm parabolic mirror is aluminised and over-coated for clear, bright images
* 5X24 optical finderscope for locating astronomy subjects
* Includes two Super 1.25" eyepieces - 25mm & 10mm
What can you expect to see with a Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope ? You'll enjoy well resolved views of the Moon's cratered surface and explore its mountain ranges and dark maria. Jupiter will reveal its major equatorial bands, the "Great Red Spot" and the four Galiean moons circling it. Saturn will show it has a ring system and its moon - Titan.
When Mars is close, you'll see dark patches on its surface and the gleam of its polar caps. Neptune and Uranus will show their pale colored orbs. Point the Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope towards bright star clusters and watch the stars resolve like bright fireworks. See the vague clouds of distant nebula and take in the light of larger, brighter galaxies.
The Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope is a great way to spark astronomy interest in anyone - from an older child to a curious adult! For many, this is the perfect sized telescope - meant for a lifetime of exploration and enjoyment. The Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope is ready to go, right out of the box. You'll get a 5X24 finderscope to help you locate subject matter, and the stable equatorial mount is easy to learn and easy to use. Just add any of the three included eyepieces and it's time to view. There are charts and software, too!
Skywatcher SW455 114mm (4.5 inch) Reflector Telescope Specifications...
Optical Design : Newtonian Reflector
Diameter : 114mm
Focal Length : 900mm
F/ratio : F/8
Highest Practical Power : 337x
Faintest Stellar Magnitude : 12.8
Resolving Power : 1.0
Finderscope : 5x24 Finder
Focuser diameter : 1.25"
Eyepiece(s) : 1.25" 25mm & 10mm
Mount Type : German Equatorial
Slow-motion Control : Vertical & Horizontal
Accessory Tray : Wall-to-wall
Tube Weight : 3.90Kgs
Tube Dimension (dia. x length) : 15cm x 83cm
Tripod Height : 71-123cm Shipping Weight : 15 Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions : 108 x 36 x 25 cm3