Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Telescope
Product Code: 5273564
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Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 6SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.
View The Universe’s Most Impressive Celestial Objects
The 6SE’s six-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Cassini’s Division in 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 6SE 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.
Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
With the single fork arm mount the NexStar SE range 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 favourite targets with pushbutton 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 our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!
Advanced Features Let The NexStar SE Grow With You
The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control your telescope using your iPhone or iPad with our SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync.
For planetary imaging, you can pair your NexStar 6SE with a Skyris cameras, or, experiment with wide-field deep sky astro-imaging by replacing the telescope’s secondary mirror with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera with a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly.
- Key Features
- 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster
- Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
- SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
- Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly
- "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: 150 mm (5.91 in)
- Focal Length: 1500 mm (59 in)
- Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 60 x
- Finderscope: StarPointer
- Power Requirements: 8 x AA batteries (not included)
- Highest Useful Magnification: 354 x
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 21 x
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
- Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 459 x
- Apparent Field of View: 0.83 °
- Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT
- Optical Tube Length: 16 in (406 mm)
- Total Telescope Kit Weight: 21 lbs (9.53 kg)