Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ vs 130EQ

The main two differences between the AstroMaster 114EQ and the AstroMaster 130EQ is the magnification power and the price. While the 130EQ has a normal list price $50 higher than the 114EQ, you can get it even cheaper than the 114EQ when it’s on discount. Then the 114EQ having a smaller aperture offers less magnification power with the highest useful magnification being 269x while the 130EQ has a highest useful magnification of 307x.

Needless to mention is that not only are two these telescopes from Celestron, they are also both from the same series. Thus they are very similar both being beginner friendly reflector telescopes that come with a similar set of accessories and equatorial mounts.

Best Seller
Celestron - AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Telescope - Reflector Telescope for Beginners - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Adjustable-Height Tripod - Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Celestron - AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope - Reflector Telescope for Beginners - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Adjustable-Height Tripod - Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Name of Telescopes
Celestron – AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Telescope – Reflector Telescope for Beginners – Fully-Coated Glass Optics – Adjustable-Height Tripod – Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Celestron – AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope – Reflector Telescope for Beginners – Fully-Coated Glass Optics – Adjustable-Height Tripod – Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Prime Status
Aperture
130mm
114mm
Tripod, Finderscope, 2 Eyepieces
Highest Magnification Power
307x
269x
Optical Tube Length
610mm (24″)
457mm (18″)
Mount
Equatorial
Equatorial
Price
$279.96
$249.95
Best Seller
Celestron - AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Telescope - Reflector Telescope for Beginners - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Adjustable-Height Tripod - Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Name of Telescopes
Celestron – AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Telescope – Reflector Telescope for Beginners – Fully-Coated Glass Optics – Adjustable-Height Tripod – Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Prime Status
Aperture
130mm
Tripod, Finderscope, 2 Eyepieces
Highest Magnification Power
307x
Optical Tube Length
610mm (24″)
Mount
Equatorial
Price
$279.96
Celestron - AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope - Reflector Telescope for Beginners - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Adjustable-Height Tripod - Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Name of Telescopes
Celestron – AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope – Reflector Telescope for Beginners – Fully-Coated Glass Optics – Adjustable-Height Tripod – Bonus Astronomy Software Package
Prime Status
Aperture
114mm
Tripod, Finderscope, 2 Eyepieces
Highest Magnification Power
269x
Optical Tube Length
457mm (18″)
Mount
Equatorial
Price
$249.95

Out of the two the 130EQ is the more popular model. You have more options for a package deal with an accessory, with the most popular being the one that includes the smartphone adapter.

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