Quote:Good work on the review. We need more reviews of entry level equipment. My workhorse is a long tube 114mm/f8 on an EQ2. I use it more than my 5" Mak. They're hard to beat for beginners.
Quote:hey, thanks for this great review! I am considering purchasing one of these.
Quote: No longer are you restricted to the nearest galaxies and the brightest nebulae. This is the minimum size of telescope that a serious amateur astronomer can use...Regrettably, the standard classic long-focus 114 mm reflector is no longer widely available...
Quote:Despite owning many smaller and a few larger scopes (aperture-wise), I see the Powerseeker 114 as being my main observing instrument for some time to come. I can boost the magnification up to 150x (using a 6mm EP) without recourse to a Barlow. Good for seeking out the smaller galaxies, star clusters and planetary nebulae that require higher power.
Quote:I use mine for astrophotography, sometimeshttp://astrob.in/56214/