Orion Shorttube 114


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Brand and Model:Orion Shorttube 114
Price ($USD):199.00
Type:Newtonian
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Aperture:102mm (4")
f Ratio:f/9
Focal Length:1000mm
Finder:6x30
Electric Power:
Mount:equatorial
Tripod:
Weight (lbs):lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Very good beginner scope.Can push this scope to about 175x. With good seeing, have observed cassini division, 2 moons of saturn. Jupiter has shown transit and maybe 6 bands with moons as disks. Star clusters can resolve sometimes( the big ones ).Have seen M81 82 etc. Even had luck with the mount , being able to find and see Saturn and Jupiter during the middle of the day! Great scope to learn on, and after 2 years probably going to upgrade to one of those ugly russian scopes ( the ones with killer optics)..

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Orion Shorttube 114
Great starter scope. With good conditions and using plossels, have observed 2 moons of Saturn and Cassini division. Jupiter has shown 6 bands with transit and disc like moons. Can push scope to about 175x.
Big star clusters resolve using averted vision( barely). M 81 and 82 no problem. Even the mount is useful enough to find Jupiter and Saturn in broad daylight! Replaced finder and eyepieces. Great scope to learn collimating on. Took about 2 years to outgrow, now on the hunt for one of those ugly Russian scopes ( the ones with killer optics)..

Overall Rating: 7
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.21.17)
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