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    Default Helios Skyhawk 114-2



    Hi all, novice here, new to the site.
    I just bought a Helios Skyhawk 114-2
    As new boxed for a bargain £60!
    Now, there are no instructions nor model number to be seen but i do know it has a magnification up to 250.
    I've found out that this is infact what appears to be a mark 2 of the more popular skyhawk 114 which only goes up to 200x mag.
    Im assuming the instructions will be the same.
    What do y'all think?

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    Default Re: Helios Skyhawk 114-2

    Hello hueman,
    Is there a lens in the focuser tube? (important to know)

    Do not pay attention to the magnification claims as they are just advertising fluff put on the box.
    The atmosphere will usually limit a telescope to "about" 200x magnification on a regular night.

    From the images I found the Skywatcher and Helios do look like the same telescope.
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    Default Re: Helios Skyhawk 114-2

    Skywatcher is a helios, just another model.

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    Default Re: Helios Skyhawk 114-2

    Heres a link to mine:
    Helios Newtonian Reflectors

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    Default Re: Helios Skyhawk 114-2

    Helios is a rebranded Skywatcher yes, along with Saxon, Omegon and a few others

    Sometimes there is slight changes in the telescopes though such as one having a parabolic mirror and the same looking one having a spherical mirror.
    This is why I asked if there was a lens in the focuser tube as it will indicate what type of mirror yours has.

    I am suspecting in such a short tube with a focal ratio of f/8.77 it has a corrector lens in the focuser and a spherical mirror. (Could be wrong though)
    Good for low to mid power, widefield viewing.
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