During the past year, this telescope has provided many excellent views of deep space and solar system objects, such as the moon and planets. Its 4.5” (f/8) optics are well-suited to deep-space objects, yet still perform wonderfully in the solar system. It gives sharp, bright views of open clusters and nebulae and resolves the images nicely. The images are much sharper and clearer than you would expect. This telescope is in good condition, with the exception of one of the plastic pieces on the cradle ring, but it is easily fixed with a rubber band, and still works perfectly. Everything on the telescope still works perfectly.
It includes the upgraded #495 Autostar, which is similar to the standard #494 Autostar in that it has the same features/functions and object database of 1,400 objects as the #494 Autostar. The difference is that it has a numeric keypad which greatly speeds up setup and programming time. It is also used to select slew speeds individually instead of going through the entire cycle of speeds which is a great convenience.
Features a 2” focuser with a .965” adapter and includes the 2” adapter as well.
Meade TeleStar DS-114AT
Primary mirror: 114mm (4.5”)
Focal Length: 910mm (f/8)
25mm, 12.5 and 4mm .965" eyepieces
Adjustable aluminum tripod
#495 Autostar Computer Controller with motors
Starry Night Beginner computer software
(Note: Includes all items that originally came with the telescope. Minor items have been omitted from this list.)
Price is $240 plus S&H.