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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

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    Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 5SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

    The 5SE’s five-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon.

    When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 5SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

    The NexStar 5SE is perfectly portable and setup is quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles.

    Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

    Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just centre three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach the StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself.


    • Updated with all the latest features
    • 5-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability
    • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
    • SkyAlign technology
    • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly
    • Power Requirements: 8 x AA batteries (not included)
    • "Starry Night Special edition" The included Celestron Starry Night Software provides resources and knowledge to help you observe our solar system and thousands of other celestial objects. The software will allow you find out information about the best celestial objects to view based on your time and location. You can also use the software to control your telescope by computer.


    • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
    • Aperture (mm): 125 mm (4.92 in)
    • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50 x
    • Tripod: Steel with built-in wedge
    • Highest Useful Magnification: 295 x
    • Lowest Useful Magnification: 18 x
    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
    • Light Gathering Power: 329x x
    • Total Telescope Kit Weight: 17.6 lbs (7.98 kg)

    Award Winning Telescope Winner of the 2013 Telescope of the year award