Celestron Starsense Explorer LT114 Reflector – 114mm


  • 114mm Newtonian reflector optical tube
  • StarSense dock for your smartphone
  • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
  • App full of tutorials and educational content

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The Celestron Starsense Explorer LT114 Reflector uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and provide real-time positioning. This innovative Celestron telescope is tailored for beginners, offering a smartphone app interface and comprehensive tutorials.

With the Starsense Explorer app and smartphone dock, observing celestial objects becomes a streamlined process. After a quick alignment of your phone with the telescope’s optics, the app generates a list of visible celestial objects. Simply choose your target, and on-screen arrows guide you to its location, turning green once aligned. This innovative approach ensures unparalleled accuracy compared to traditional astronomy apps, which rely solely on phone gyros and accelerometers.

Despite its advanced features, setup remains straightforward and tool-free, ideal for novice users embarking on their stargazing journey. The versatile altazimuth mount, with slow-motion control, facilitates smooth and precise adjustments to track celestial objects across the night sky. Its full-height tripod, equipped with an accessory tray, ensures stability and organization during observation sessions.

Equipped with a 114mm Newtonian reflector optical tube, the Starsense Explorer delivers bright, detailed views of celestial marvels. Whether observing Jupiter’s moons, Saturn’s rings, or the Orion Nebula’s trapezium, users can expect sharp and vivid images. The Starsense telescope’s advanced capabilities enable it to transcend light pollution, making it suitable for urban and remote observing alike. With its portable design and modest weight of 10.4 pounds, the Starsense Explorer promises easy transportation.

The Celestron Starsense Explorer LT114 Reflector revolutionizes stargazing for beginners. The reflector telescope offers unprecedented ease of use and accuracy through smartphone integration.

This Celestron telescope opens a gateway to the wonders of the cosmos, making celestial exploration accessible to all.


  • 114mm Newtonian reflector optical tube
  • Starsense dock for your smartphone
  • Low-powered (25mm) and high-powered (10mm) eyepiece
  • 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece
  • Starpointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the Starsense explorer app
  • Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod
  • Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized


Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 114mm (4.5″)
Focal Length 1000mm (39.3″)
Focal Ratio f/9
Focal Length Of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98″)
Magnification Of Eyepiece 1 40x
Focal Length Of Eyepiece 2 10mm (0.39″)
Magnification Of Eyepiece 2 100x
Barlow Lens 2x (1.25″)
Finderscope StarPointer red dot finderscope
Optical Tube Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 269x
Lowest Useful Magnification 16x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.8
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.22 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.02 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared To Human Eye) 265x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 44mm (1.73″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction By Diameter 38%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction By Area 14%
Optical Coatings Glass mirrors coated with aluminium and SiO2
Optical Tube Length 609.6mm (24″)
Optical Tube Diameter 147mm (5.78″)
Optical Tube Weight 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
Dovetail None
Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height Adjustment Range (Includes Mount And Tripod) Aluminium, 1320.8mm (52″) max height
Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.75″) steel
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)
Slew Speeds Manual
GPS Uses phone’s GPS
Dovetail Compatibility None
Power Requirements None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep the phone charged while using the app)
Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
Software StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight 10.4 lbs (4.71 kg)


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For decades, Celestron has pioneered the optics industry, consistently innovating and introducing cutting-edge products featuring revolutionary technologies. Established in the 20th century, the company quickly gained prominence under Tom Johnson, who introduced the C8 telescope, revolutionizing astronomy and setting a new standard for optical performance. Over the years, Celestron has expanded its range to cater to a diverse audience. From telescopes and binoculars to spotting scopes and microscopes, they offer a lineup of instruments designed to inspire exploration and discovery. Each product is crafted with precision and incorporates state-of-the-art technologies. One of Celestron's strengths lies in its commitment to innovation. The company consistently invests in research and development, pushing the boundaries of optical technology. Their products lead the way in technological advancement, solidifying their reputation as an industry leader. Moreover, Celestron actively fosters a community of enthusiasts and supports astronomers and nature lovers worldwide. Through initiatives, programs, and partnerships, Celestron strives to inspire curiosity and promote STEM education. By empowering individuals to explore the wonders of the universe and the natural world, Celestron continues to make a lasting impact on the global community.
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