See the giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn and their moons, nebulae and clusters. The SkyWatcher 114mm Reflector Telescope SW455 is a fantastic telescope for the beginning amateur astronomer. Users of this telescope get a great experience of watching the night sky without needing to pay high up front costs associated with more expensive telescopes.
The SkyWatcher SW455 Reflector Telescope has a 114mm (4½”) objective diameter that captures a nice amount of light for viewing the night sky. It also has a 900mm focal length with smooth 31.7mm rack and pinion focuser. A longer focal length allows for great views of many celestial objects particularly in dark sky environments.
This telescope also has the benefits of gathering 125% more light than a 76mm telescope and 165% more than a 70mm refractor.
All Sky-Watcher reflectors are overcoated with silicon dioxide for more durability and 5 years warranty.
This telescope also comes with a motor drive. The addition of the motor drive feature allows you to easily manoeuvre your telescope using a remote control. This gives greater accuracy in following stars compared to using manual movements.
SkyWatcher 114mm Reflector Telescope SW455 Features:
– Clear views with 114mm aperture
– Easy object focusing with 5×24 finderscope
– More light gathering capacity (165% more than 70mm refractor)
– Aluminized and overcoated mirrors
– Comfortable viewing at high and low magnifications
– Easy tracking of stars with equatorial mount
– 5 years Skywatcher limited warranty
Barrel Diameter (mm): 31.7
Eyepieces (fl mm): S10 (90x), S20 (45x)
Finderscope Optical: 5x 24mm
Focal length (mm): 900mm
Focal Ratio: f/7.9
Focus system: Rack and Pinion
Highest Practical Power: 228x
Limiting Magnitude: 12.9
Motor Drive / Controller: Single Axis EQ1
Mount Type: Equatorial EQ1
Objective lens (mm): 114
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Optical Tube size: 150mm x 890mm
Resolving Power: 1 Arc Second
Shipping Weight (grams): 22700
Total Weight (grams): 16700
Tripod Height (mm): 710-1230
Tripod Typ:e Aluminium
Tube Diameter (mm): 150