Lyra 114/900 is a long focal length reflector (mirror telescope) on an equatorial mount and a stable two-section tripod. Constructed according to the Newtonian optical scheme, the main mirror aperture is 114 mm.
Together with the optical tube and mount, the set contains long-focus (25mm/36x) and medium-focus (10mm/90x) eyepieces, as well as a 2x Barlow lens. The function of the auxiliary lens is to double the magnification of the eyepiece; it can be used to achieve 72x and 180x magnification.
The SIGETA Lyra 114/90 telescope is designed for observation and planetary observation (at minimum and maximum magnification, correspondingly). When you study the surface of a natural satellite of the Earth - the Moon - the telescope will show craters with a diameter of 4.5 km.
Please note! The basic instrument (without the rotating prism) is not suitable for ground-based observations. However, when observing astronomical telescopes in the clear night, the Lyra 114/90 reflector has a clear advantage over "ground-based" optics. For it is able to detect faintly lit objects (up to 12.8 stars): small-aperture telescopes and binoculars simply can not distinguish them in the night sky. In addition, Lyra ships with an equatorial mounting designed specifically for tracking astronomical objects in the sky. The EQ-mount allows manual control of two axes, the declination axis and the polar axis: this is all that is required to compensate for the Earth's rotation and point the telescope at a given point in space.
Warning: when using the instrument in the cold season, be aware that the optics need time for thermal stabilization (about 15-20 minutes). During this time, the temperature inside and outside of the optical tube will be equalized and you can start working.Lyra 114/900 is a long-focus reflector (reflector telescope) on an equatorial mount and a stable two-section tripod. Assembled according to the Newton optical scheme, the aperture of the main mirror is 114 mm.