saxon 1149EQ Reflector Telescope

Item#: 221101

Beginners will want to start their astronomy journey with the fuss-free saxon 1149EQ Reflector Telescope.

This starter telescope comes with a focal length of 900mm and an aperture of 114mm, meaning you'll get bright and detailed views of sky objects. Combined with the accompanying eyepieces, finderscope, erecting eyepice and equatorial mount, you'll be able to appreciate views of the Moon, planets and bright deep sky objects in no time. 

The saxon 1149EQ Reflector Telescope is easy to set up and lightweight enough to transport to and from your desired viewing site.


For beginners who have taken their first steps into the world of astronomy, the saxon 1149EQ Reflector Telescope makes a perfect companion on your journey.

This telescope has a large aperture of 114mm, making it a good introductory scope for lunar, planetary and bright nebulae viewing. You'll also be able to track celestial objects with the scope's slow motion controls and German Equatorial EQ1 mount.

The saxon 1149EQ Reflector Telescope features the following:

  • 114mm aperture
  • 900mm focal length (F/7.9)
  • 4.5" aluminised & overcoated mirror
  • 5x24 finderscope
  • German Equatorial EQ1 mount
  • Smooth rack and pinion focuser
  • Super eyepieces
  • 1.5x erecting lens for terrestrial use
  • Aluminium tripod with accessory tray.

You can upgrade the saxon 1149EQ Reflector Telescope by adding on a motor drive. Once aligned, the motor drive will auccrately track objects as they move across the sky.

Additional Information

Warranty Information 5-Years Limited Warranty
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 114mm
Lowest Practical Power No
Highest Practical Power 228x
Focal Length 900mm
Focal Ratio F/7.9
Eyepieces Super 25, Super 10 and SR4
Finderscope 5x24
Barlow Lens No
Diagonal No
Mount Type German Equatorial EQ-1
Tripod Aluminium
Optical Tube Dimensions 15 cm x 83cm
Optical Tube Weight 3.90kg
Shipping Dimensions 108 x 37 x 24cm3
Shipping Weight 11.6kg

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A good telescope for starting out Review by snoopy
This is a great telescope if you're not sure that you will get into astronomy but wanted to give it a serious chance.

The supplied equipment and accessories are fairly standard and should give you a wide scope for seeing a good range of different objects in the night sky. However the clarity does depend on the condition of the sky, for example cloud cover, fog, haze etc, but the telescope itself is more than capable on a clear night. For beginners additional materials are supplied to get you started, manuals, tips and tricks, coloured solar system chart and astronomical CD software.

The only downside is the tripod/equatorial mount, which although is made from aluminium can be unsteady at times and sensitive to slight movement. This can be frustrating when you're trying to pinpoint a faraway star and minuscule movements makes a big difference in the position of the deep sky.You could adopt a different mount, but it is likely you would have to buy new tube rings to support another mount.

Assembling wasn't too hard, and once set up storage wasn't too difficult as the tripod folds compactly. This telescope gives the amatuer astronmer a real taste of astronomy which can't be achieved with budget or cheap scopes. (Posted on 11 October 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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Great bargain Review by Matt
I bought this a few days ago I haven't had the time to use it much. Last night I took it out for a viewing and it was great! I can't wait to go up to Queensland for the eclipse!
(It's not for an absolute beginner though.) (Posted on 11 October 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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Amazing service Review by Vanessa robinson
I purchased this telescope as a Christmas present for my brother. This year we celebrated Christmas early due to some family going away. I was a little concerned I would not receive it in time. I was more than pleasantly surprised to have it in my possession in less than 48 hours. Plenty of time to spare.

As for the product itself my brother could best answer that. However I can say that he sent me a text, and in words that I can use in this review, he enthusiastically said it was amazing. And now the skies are clear I have no doubt he will continue to enjoy his new toy.

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Vanessa (Posted on 11 October 2017)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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