Looking for the perfect beginner telescope?

In a market filled with tempting telescopes, very few fill the bill as an outstanding beginner telescope. While a computer assisted telescope is a fine thing, it doesn't teach you how to read star charts or use an equatorial mount. And, while a small compact telescope might be right for some, in astronomy, size does matter. Enter the Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector.

With enough aperture to provide very satisfactory views of all the objects in the Messier catalog and a substantial portion of the NGC list, the Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector also performs well on planetary objects, the Moon and - with a proper filter - the Sun, too! It has a focal length of 1000mm, and focal ratio of f/8.8. Features include a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, equatorial mount with slow motion controls, setting circles, latitude control with scale, two 1.25" eyepieces (MA9mm, MA25mm), easy to use red dot viewfinder, height adjustable full size steel leg tripod with accessory tray, and instructional DVD with astronomical software/star map. Very affordable and ready to go - right out of the box. This "keeper" telescope is well-suited to the advanced young astronomer and the adult looking for countless evenings of fascinating stargazing!

Save $100 now! Was $289 and is now $189. Sale good through August 10, or while supplies last.

Yup, under $200 bucks and you can get started.

To order, pick up the phone and call 1 800 580 7160 toll free or local 416 783 4140.

Or order online!

It's that simple!

Clear Skies,


Ray Khan

PS It's hard to find a telescope for under 200 bucks, that's worthwhile.  This one has several good features, and here they are.
       Portable, decent aperture size, equatorial mount and instructional DVD.