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National Geographic NG114mm Newtonian Telescope w/ Equatorial Mount

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Discover the Universe with Clarity: National Geographic NG114 Telescope for Easy Stargazing

 

Want to explore the wonders of the universe? Get the National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope that will help you observe celestial bodies effortlessly without the frustration of complex setups.

 

Features

  • 114mm Aperture Newtonian Optics: Enjoy superb clarity and detail for viewing celestial bodies, perfect for observing the moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects.
  • Equatorial Mount: Simplifies tracking celestial objects as they move across the sky, ideal for beginners and aspiring astrophotographers.
  • Compact and Portable Design: Easily assemble, disassemble, and transport for spontaneous stargazing adventures in various locations.
  • Comprehensive Learning Materials: Includes a detailed downloadable planisphere/star map and astronomy software to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of astronomy.
  • Robust Construction: Durable design built to withstand frequent use, offering longevity and reliability for continuous exploration.
  • Dual Plossl Eyepieces: Includes 26mm and 9.7mm eyepieces for varying magnifications, allowing you to explore a wide range of celestial objects with clarity and precision.
  • Full-Size Tripod with Accessory Tray: Provides a stable base on any terrain and keeps your accessories within easy reach.
  • Red Dot Finder: Simplifies locating celestial objects, ensuring even beginners can successfully navigate the night sky.

The National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope is for you if…

  • You are a Beginner or Intermediate Stargazer: Looking for a telescope that grows with your skill level and remains easy to use.
  • You Value Educational Tools: Interested in a telescope that not only provides viewing capabilities but also teaches you about what you're seeing via the downloadable star map and astronomy software.
  • You Have a Keen Interest in Astrophotography: Eager to try out basic astrophotography with a mount that can support tracking celestial movements.
  • You Need a Family-Friendly Telescope: Seeking an engaging educational tool that the whole family can enjoy and learn from.
  • You Want Great Value for Your Money: Looking for a high-quality telescope without the premium price tag of professional models.
  • You Enjoy Outdoor Adventures: Want a portable and easy-to-assemble telescope for stargazing in various locations.
  • You Appreciate Quality and Durability: Seeking a robust and reliable telescope that can handle frequent use and provide long-term enjoyment.

 

Unlock the wonders of the universe with the National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope, designed for both beginners and intermediate stargazers. With a 114mm aperture, this telescope offers superb clarity and detail, allowing you to explore the moon’s craters, Jupiter’s moons, and even bright deep-sky objects with stunning precision.

Experience the ease of tracking celestial objects with the equatorial mount, which simplifies following the movements of stars and planets across the night sky. The NG114’s 500mm focal length and f/4.3 focal ratio ensure you get crisp and vivid views, making every stargazing session an unforgettable adventure.

Portability and convenience are key features of the NG114, making it perfect for spontaneous stargazing trips and educational outdoor adventures. Its compact design allows for easy assembly and disassembly, so you can take it anywhere, from your backyard to a remote dark sky park.

Enhance your understanding of the cosmos with the included downloadable planisphere and astronomy software. These educational tools transform your viewing experience into a learning journey, helping you identify and understand the celestial objects you observe.

Built to withstand frequent use, the NG114 is robust and reliable, offering long-term enjoyment for continuous exploration. The dual Plossl eyepieces (26mm and 9.7mm) provide varying magnifications, allowing you to switch between wide-field views and detailed close-ups effortlessly.

For family-friendly fun, the NG114 is the ideal choice. It’s engaging for all ages, making it a fantastic tool for family bonding and educational activities, sparking curiosity and fostering a love for science in young minds.

Priced at only $209.99, the NG114 offers exceptional value for money. Combining high-quality features typically found in more expensive models, it’s an affordable yet powerful option for aspiring astronomers, backed by the trusted National Geographic brand.

 

Discover Celestial Wonders with the NG114 Telescope

With the National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope, the night sky comes alive in stunning detail. Observe the moon’s craters, rilles, and maria with crystal clarity, and marvel at the cloud bands and moons of Jupiter. Gaze at Saturn’s magnificent rings and the ice caps of Mars, and track the phases of Venus and Mercury. Explore deep-sky treasures like the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades star cluster, and even the distant Andromeda Galaxy. Whether you're sweeping star fields, identifying constellations, or catching cometary visitors, the NG114 brings the cosmos within your reach.

 

Complete Your Stargazing Experience with Premium Accessories

Elevate your celestial explorations with the National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope's comprehensive accessory package. The equatorial mount ensures smooth tracking of celestial objects, making it ideal for both novice stargazers and budding astrophotographers. The full-size tripod with an accessory tray provides a stable and secure base, keeping your eyepieces and tools within easy reach.

Included are two high-quality Plossl eyepieces: a 26mm for wide-field views and a 9.7mm for detailed close-ups, allowing you to explore a range of celestial phenomena with ease. The red dot finder simplifies locating stars and planets, ensuring even beginners can navigate the night sky with confidence.

To enhance your educational journey, the NG114 comes with a downloadable planisphere/star map and Cartes du Ciel software. These resources transform your stargazing sessions into immersive learning experiences, helping you identify and understand the celestial objects you observe.

 

What Reviewers Across the Web Are Saying...

Customer Favorites: Reviewers praise the National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope for its ease of use and quick setup, making it perfect for beginners and families. The 114mm aperture and 500mm focal length deliver clear and detailed views of celestial objects, impressing many users. The educational tools, such as the downloadable planisphere and Cartes du Ciel software, enhance the stargazing experience. Additionally, its portability and compact design are highly valued, along with the inclusion of multiple eyepieces and a red dot finder.

 

Begin Your Stargazing Adventure Today!

Unlock the mysteries of the universe with the National Geographic NG114 Newtonian Telescope. Perfect for beginners and families, this telescope offers stunning views, educational resources, and unmatched ease of use. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the night sky with clarity and precision. Order your NG114 today and start your journey of discovery that will inspire a lifelong passion for astronomy. The universe awaits—start your adventure now!

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  • What if I have trouble finding objects in the night sky?

    The included red dot finder makes it easier to locate celestial objects by projecting a small red dot onto a transparent viewing window, showing you exactly where the telescope is pointed. Additionally, the downloadable Cartes du Ciel software and the planisphere can help you plan your observing sessions and identify what is visible on any given night.

  • How difficult is it to set up and use this telescope?

    Setting up the National Geographic NG114mm Telescope is straightforward. The instruction manual provides clear steps and visual aids to help you assemble the telescope quickly. The equatorial mount, while offering advanced tracking capabilities, is user-friendly with knobs and settings that are easy to adjust, even for beginners.

  • Is there a warranty?

    Yes, this telescope comes with a limited one-year warranty in the USA, which becomes effective once you register the product within 60 days of purchase. This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, ensuring that you can buy with confidence.

  • What is included with the purchase of this telescope?

    The National Geographic NG114mm Newtonian Telescope comes with a full-size tripod, an equatorial mount, two Plossl eyepieces (26mm and 9.7mm), a red dot finder, and access to downloadable resources like a planisphere and Cartes du Ciel software for advanced sky mapping.

  • How portable is this telescope?

    This telescope weighs 19 pounds and is designed for easy portability. It can be quickly disassembled and transported for stargazing adventures away from city lights. The full-size tripod and optical tube are manageable for most users to move and set up as needed.

  • What celestial objects can I see with this telescope?

    With the NG114mm telescope, you can view a wide range of celestial objects including the moon’s craters, Saturn’s rings, Jupiter and its moons, star clusters, and bright nebulae. You can also observe distant galaxies like the Andromeda Galaxy under good viewing conditions.

  • Can I use this telescope for astrophotography?

    Yes, this telescope is equipped with an equatorial mount that makes it suitable for basic astrophotography. This mount allows for precise tracking of celestial objects, which is essential for capturing clear, detailed images of the night sky.

  • Is this telescope suitable for beginners?

    Absolutely! The National Geographic NG114mm Newtonian Telescope is designed with beginners in mind. It features user-friendly tools like a red dot finder for easy navigation and comes with access to comprehensive educational materials to help new astronomers learn the ropes quickly and enjoyably.

  • How can I take photos with this telescope?

    This type of telescope is a good starting point for capturing photos of the night sky, especially for bright objects like the moon or planets. Here's how yo can get started taking photos with this telescope:
    Camera Adapter: You'll need a T-ring and a T-adapter compatible with your specific camera model (DSLR or mirrorless). The T-ring attaches to your camera body in place of the lens, and the T-adapter fits on the other side, connecting to the telescope where the eyepiece normally goes.
    Focusing: Achieving sharp focus is crucial. Since this telescope comes with a manual focus, you'll need to adjust it carefully while looking through the camera's viewfinder or on its display screen. Sometimes, focusing on a bright star first can make it easier to adjust focus for fainter objects.
    Equatorial Mount Setup: Since this telescope comes with an equatorial mount, you’ll need to align the mount with Polaris, the North Star, to track celestial objects accurately. This setup helps in compensating for the Earth's rotation, keeping your target centered during long exposure shots.
    Exposure Settings: Start with experimenting on exposure settings. For the moon, you might need just a few seconds, but for planets and fainter objects, longer exposures might be necessary. Adjust the ISO and shutter speed based on the brightness of the object and desired details.
    Trial and Error: Astrophotography often involves a lot of trial and error. Take multiple shots at different settings to find what works best for your specific targets.
    Software: Consider using software for image processing to enhance your photos post-capture. Programs like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or dedicated astrophotography software like DeepSkyStacker can help you bring out more detail and reduce noise in your images.
    We can also include a compatible smartphone adapter with this package if you prefer to take pictures with your smartphone.

National Geographic NG114mm Newtonian Telescope w/ Equatorial Mount | 80-10114 | 8122570131730

National Geographic NG114mm Newtonian Telescope w/ Equatorial Mount

$209.99

Magnification

19x - 52x

Aperture

114 mm | 4.4"

Focal Length

500 mm

Focal Ratio

f/4.3

Field of View

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Optics

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Barrel Size

1.25"

Dimensions

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Weight

19 lbs | 8.65 kg
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