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Celestron astromaster 114 EQ (problems zooming in)

When i zoom closer to the likes of the moon or venus (or any star come to think of it) i see my circular mount from my mirror in the centre of the image! looking towards closer objects (ie land) my zoom works perfectly! is there something i'm not doing (or not set up)? any serious suggestions on solutions, I would be very grateful for!

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Most telescopes do not have a zoom-- they have different numbered eyepieces that give different magnification-- you can buy a zoom eyepiece however.

From what you describe -- put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the telescope-- this is the LOWEST magnification. Now focus on the moon and or a distant land object during the day-- once it's in focus -- nice and sharp-- replace the eyepiece with the next LOWER number-- for more magnification. AND-- refocus the telescope for that eyepiece.

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I'm having the same problem with my Astromaster 114 EQ . I can see better than the scope , but it is clear when I focus on images about 35 40 away in the daylight. I am now ready to trash this thing. For I had a Meade many years ago and it was great ,but I gave it to a friend to use, but he broke it. Next time Meade.

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Celestron astromaster 114eq see only pitch black


  1. Get Stellarium or another fine astronomy program
  2. During the day, point the telescope at a part of the landscape about 100 yards away.
  3. Use the lowest power eyepiece (highest number) in the focal tube.
  4. Center the landscape object in the telescope.
  5. Align the finder scope so that it points exactly where the main telescope is.
  6. At night, leave the scope out to reach thermal equilibrium (about an hour for small reflectors and refractors)
  7. If the scope is on a EQ mount, polar align.
  8. Point the finder at the moon. The moon should be in the main scope also.
  9. Practice finding the moon before you start on the planets
  10. Once you are comfortable with the moon and planets, you can go for the deep sky objects

Dec 27, 2011 | Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ (100 x 114mm)...

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Hi Joe, My name is also Joe and I just bought a Celestron AstroMaster 114 and need a hand with the elevation,inclination, declination settings(what should my gauges be set to) to star using the unit. Any...


Your DEC is the same as your Latitude--

Right Ascension does not matter for now. Polar Align the scope on the star Polaris-- read this:

http://arnholm.org/astro/polar_alignment/index.html

Once you are polar aligned, rotate the tube to a star in the sky that you KNOW the name of. Look up the Right Ascension of that star on a cell phone app or a laptop planetarium program like this one:
www.stellarium.org

Rotate the RA setting circle so it matches what the phone or laptop indicate. LOCK down the RA circle. Your scope is now adjusted to the sky and you can use the numbers on the DEC and RA to find other objects of known RA & DEC.


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Sep 02, 2011 | Celestron AstroMaster 114 AZ (50 x 114mm)...

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Not able to see anything would like how to use cerlestron EQ 114


This is a small reflector style telescope on an equatorial mount. The mount and tripod must be polar aligned in order to be used. Read this:
http://arnholm.org/astro/polar_alignment/index.html

Simply pt the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope, take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object like a building.

Celestron's manuals are located on this web site-- find your scope and download one for free:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/downloads.php



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Aug 13, 2011 | Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ (100 x 114mm)...

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I have an astromaster 70 and im not really seeing anything interesting, just stars a little closer, i was told i could see jupiters moons but i cant really see anything


You need to attend a local star party by a local Astronomy club and get the members to help you.

Download this free monthly star chart:

http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

Jupiter is not up in the sky right now, during the evening-- however Saturn is up. All the planets follow the ECLIPTIC path across the sky-- the same path the sun followed during the day time.

Objects in the night sky are VERY SMALL-- smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length. Tonight try to find M42 the Orion Nebula, and M45 the Pleiades star cluster. See the sky map above.

Mar 30, 2011 | Celestron ASTRO-MASTER-70 EQ 70mm/900mm...

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I see images in the daytime but at night complete blackness


Your scope must be pointed directly at the objects in the sky. They are very tiny, and no bigger than the tip of your finger held at arms length. Try for the moon first, and buy a good star chart like, "Sky & Telescope Pocket Star Atlas" available on amazon.com.

All telescopes have very small fields of view, 1 degree or less usually.

Also read my TIPS on my profile page.

Apr 04, 2010 | Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope

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Setting the star coordinates on a celestron Astromaster EQ mount


You need to put more information into your question. There are several different Celestron EQ mounts with different hand controllers.

Go to www.cloudynights.com and post your question with the exact model information in the member forums.

Nov 06, 2009 | Celestron Telescopes

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Problem focusing on distant objects


collimate your mirror.
sky and telescope shows you how to do it.
it's under 'Do-It-Yourself' section.

hope this helps :D

Aug 26, 2009 | Celestron AstroMaster 114 AZ (50 x 114mm)...

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I cannot sight anything even the moon


The likely hood is, that the scope needs collimating.
If you don't have a collimator, you can easily purchase one, online.
I discovered the same problem with my scope, until I collimated it.
There are many different types available, 'Red Dot' lasers, or just simply a pin hole in a eye piece fitment.
The 'catseye', is the one I got.
It may seem a little complicated at first, but after you have figured it all out works, it will become clear, and once you've collimated for the first time, it takes no time at all to re-collimate.
There ya go, fixedYa!
P.s, don't forget to give a good thumbs up thankyou :)

Jul 29, 2009 | Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope

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CELESTRON 127EQ faulty magnification


It won't increase viewing power by hundreds of time but it should be able to show you a close up view of the moon and planets where they look closer (or with the moon, parts of it look closer). When you say it looks further away, something is quite wrong as you know. It sounds like the eye piece is backwards in the mount? Can't imagine what else would make it smaller. Also can't imagine you could even get it in backwards. I have a scope by Meade that is essentially the same Newtonian design. Best of luck.

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