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Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm Newtonian Telescope w/ Twilight Nano Mount

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Newtonian Telescope w/ Twilight Nano Mount - FL-N114500TN

Presenting the Explore Scientific FirstLight 114mm f/4.3 Newtonian Telescope paired with the Twilight Nano Mount.

Whether your astronomical interests lie in unraveling the mysteries of our solar system or embarking on celestial journeys through the deep sky, the FirstLight series offers a versatile selection of observation packages tailored to meet your specific needs.

Each of these comprehensive packages includes all the essential components: a telescope, a robust mount, an eyepiece, and a red dot viewfinder.

The telescope options encompass achromatic refractors spanning apertures from 70mm to 152mm, Maksutov-Cassegrains ranging from 100mm to 152mm, and Newtonian reflectors covering the impressive aperture range of 114mm to 203mm.

The available mounts cater to diverse preferences, ranging from a straightforward fork-mounted alt-azimuth configuration to a full-fledged GOTO tracking system.

As an added bonus, every package includes a convenient smartphone adapter, enabling you to effortlessly capture and share the captivating sights you encounter through your eyepiece.

With FirstLight, your only requirement is a burning curiosity for exploration.

The FirstLight N114mm (4.5-inch) Newtonian telescope boasts a 500mm focal length with an ultra-fast f/4.3 ratio.

It comes complete with the Twilight Nano Alt/Az mount, a 40mm draw tube focuser, a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, a Red-dot Finder, and a Smartphone Camera adapter for a fully immersive observing experience.



  • 114mm Objective Lens: The telescope is equipped with a generous 114mm (4.5 inches) objective lens, which gathers a substantial amount of light to provide clear and detailed views of celestial objects.
  • 225x Highest Useful Magnification: With a maximum useful magnification of up to 225x, this telescope allows you to zoom in on distant celestial targets, making it ideal for observing planets, the Moon, and deep-sky objects.
  • 500mm Focal Length: Featuring a 500mm focal length, this Newtonian telescope provides a moderately wide field of view, making it versatile for various astronomical observations. The shorter focal length also means it's well-suited for astrophotography.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lens: The optics of the telescope are fully multi-coated. This advanced optical coating technology enhances light transmission, reduces glare, and improves image contrast, resulting in crisp and vibrant views of the cosmos.
  • Twilight Nano Mount: The included Twilight Nano Mount offers stable support for the telescope. It features alt-azimuth movement, making it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. This mount is both user-friendly and robust.
  • 40mm Draw Tube Focuser: The telescope comes with a 40mm draw tube focuser, which allows for precise and smooth focusing adjustments, ensuring that you can achieve optimal sharpness when observing celestial objects.
  • Plossl 25mm Eyepiece: Included in the package is a Plossl 25mm eyepiece. Plossl eyepieces are known for their excellent image quality and comfortable viewing experience, making it a valuable accessory for your observations.
  • Red-Dot Finder: The telescope features a red-dot finder, a handy tool that aids in quickly aligning your telescope with celestial objects. It simplifies the process of locating and centering targets in your eyepiece.
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter: Enhancing your observing experience, the package also includes a smartphone camera adapter. This adapter allows you to attach your smartphone to the telescope, enabling you to capture stunning images and videos of the night sky with ease.

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                                                            In this Ultimate Bundle upgrade, you'll receive four invaluable bonus accessories:

                                                            ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map for  Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight Nano Mount and Bonus Accessories
                                                            • ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map: for easy celestial navigation
                                                            ES R-Lite Flashlight for  Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight Nano Mount and Bonus Accessories
                                                            • ES R-Lite Flashlight: to preserve your night vision
                                                            Discovery 2x Barlow Lens for  Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight Nano Mount and Bonus Accessories
                                                            • Discovery 2x Barlow Lens: for enhanced magnification
                                                            Explore One Moon Filter for  Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight Nano Mount and Bonus Accessories
                                                            • Explore One Moon Filter: for clearer lunar observations

                                                            Elevate your astronomy journey with these essential additions today!


                                                                What's Included:

                                                                ✓ Explore Scientific 114mm Newtonian Telescope

                                                                ✓ Twilight Nano mount

                                                                ✓ Plossl 25mm eyepiece

                                                                ✓ Red-dot finder

                                                                ✓ Smartphone camera adapter

                                                                ✓ Limited 1 year warranty



                                                                Item Number  FL-N114500TN
                                                                Comes With  Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece, Red Dot Viewfinder, Downloadable Software
                                                                Lens Coatings  Full Coating
                                                                Magnification  225x
                                                                Focal Length  500mm focal length
                                                                Focal Ratio  f/4.3
                                                                Adapter  40mm draw tube focuser
                                                                Parabolic Primary Mirror Diameter  114mm
                                                                Eyepiece  25 mm Plossl
                                                                Mount Type  Twilight Nano Alt/Az mount

                                                                Explore Scientific 114mm Newtonian Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount Product Manual:


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                                                                Customer Reviews

                                                                Based on 14 reviews
                                                                Robert R.
                                                                Updated photos, still love this telescope!

                                                                Here are some more recent photos from the sturgeon moon last week! I’ve purchased a couple of new lenses I am waiting to be delivered, would be happy to share with everyone when they get here if it’s okay to!

                                                                Robert R.
                                                                If you’re looking for a quality telescope that won’t break the bank, look no more! Trust me!

                                                                I looked all over the internet, read forums, watched countless YouTube unboxing and review videos over the course of a few days trying to find the most bang for my buck and this telescope popped up several times and every single time the reaction was the pretty much the same…surprised by how well made it was, how much it exceeded expectations and how comparable it was to other scopes people owned that were significantly more expensive. The nano mount is really the star of the show, it is so simple to use and couldn’t be any more stable for the size it is. If I absolutely had to find something less than excellent to say about it, I would say that I wish it included more than just the single Plossel lens. While the Plossel is excellent and provides extremely crisp and clear images, it is just the one lens for the package I purchased so you won’t be able to change magnification until purchase different lenses. However if you purchase the upgraded package (I wish I would have) then there are a bunch of added extras including a Barlow lens. I definitely recommend this telescope for both beginners or someone who is experienced.

                                                                Mark S.
                                                                Nice grab-and-go scope...

                                                                Pros: This is a nice grab-and-go telescope. I gets good views of the planets and moon. And the brighter Messier Objects.
                                                                Cons: Wish primary mirror came center spotted. Had to do it myself.

                                                                Purchased as a Gift

                                                                I was delighted to locate a company such as Red Carpet Telescopes. I wanted to purchase a gift for my finance and decided to buy a telescope. However, I knew nothing about such a product. I googled and located Red Carpet. I was surprised that when I called, someone answered the phone. I don’t know about you, but I like to speak with humans when making a significant decision. The Red Carpet representative was very knowledgeable regarding their products and helped me understand the difference in products to make an educated choice. I honestly rate them with the highest mark possible and encourage anyone looking to purchase a telescope, contact Red Carpet; you will be happy you did. I have taken the product out of the box yet because it is a Christmas gift. This evaluation is of the service I received. After I unpack the product, I will update my feedback. However, the sales representative was so knowledgeable that I am confident with my purchase from Red Carpet.

                                                                arnani p.

                                                                Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - w/ Twilight Nano Mount & Bonus Accessories