Celestron Nexstar 5SE
  • Celestron Nexstar 5SE

Celestron Nexstar 5SE Telescope

The 5 SE features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) standard with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than a 4" model

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Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5 SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space.

The 5 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposure using your digital SLR camera. Plus the tripod featuring a built-in wedge helps make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.
The NexStar 5 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.
Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 5 SE isn’t one of them.
In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.
Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.
Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC.

GENERAL DETAILS:

  • 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features

  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard

  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

  • Sturdy computerized altazimuth mount

  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 5 SE to be used for astrophotography

  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology

  • Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

  • Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera

  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms

  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

  • Optional NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable available seperately for advanced control of your telescope via computer

  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
     

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY: Quick Release Tube Clamp 
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminum 
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 50 x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25" 
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Camera Shutter Cable 
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1 
TRIPOD: Steel w/ built-in wedge 
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 300 x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 18 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13 
RESOLUTION: 1.1 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.91 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 329 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 1 °
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 52.5 ft (16 m)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 1.75 in (44.45 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 12 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 35 %
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT: 10 lb (4.54 kg)
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 17.6 lb (7.98 kg)
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics 
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons 
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 4

1 BOX: Approx 80cm x 65 x 30

Warranty: 24 Months

Read a review for the NexStar 6 SE on ScopeTest.com here 

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Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.


Or upgrade your compatible Celestron computerized telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module. SkyPortal provides full wireless control of your telescope and turns your smart device into your own personal planetarium and observatory!

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Skyportal Icon 177X123   Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.

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With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.
 

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Data sheet

Optical Design
Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture
5 inch
Mount Type
Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Focal Length
1250 mm
Focal Ratio
F10
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length (mm)
13 inch
What is more important?
Image resolution over brightness
Telescope to navigate for you?
Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.
Normally on display?
Yes - But Check First If Making A Special Journey!

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