The National Geographic 114/500 Compact Telescope is an optically-fast telescope for astronomers that is easy to transport and simple to operate.
It is a so-called ‘Dobsonian’ telescope. This type of reflecting telescope is very easy for beginners to use and collects a lot of light from astronomical objects. The National Geographic 114/500 Compact Telescope is a great choice for those who want a simply, yet sturdily mounted telescope to begin their exploration of the heavens.
This is the larger of the two National Geographic Dobsonian telescopes – its 114mm / 4.5-inch mirror collects 3 times the light of the smaller 76mm / 3-inch Dobsonian, allowing it to see fainter objects and resolve more detail. It comes complete with tabletop stand, featuring degree readouts for easy positioning in altitude and azimuth, plus two eyepieces – a 6mm and 20mm, giving 83x and 25x respectively. A 2x Barlow lens is also provided, taking the power range up to 166x and 50x. The package also includes a Moon filter, stopping down glare from the Moon and making for more comfortable viewing, plus a compass and an LED red dot reflex finder.
• Diameter: 114mm
• Focal length: 500mm
• Magnification: 25x-167x
• Eyepieces: 6, 20mm
• Barlow lens: 2x
• Moon filter
• Included in delivery: telescope, eyepieces, barlow lens, moon filter, LED viewfinder