Celestron NexStar 6SE - 8SE Tripod Mount Hand Controller
  • Celestron NexStar 6SE - 8SE Tripod Mount Hand Controller

Celestron NexStar 6se 8se Tripod Mount Hand Controller

The NexStar SE mount is simply the best 'Grab-n-Go' portable GoTo mount available today. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to small to medium sized OTA's.

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  • Tripod spread in low position is approximately 26 in
  • Tripod spread in high position is approximately 42.5 in
  • Tripod height in the low position is approximately 24.5 in
  • Tripod height in the high position is approximately 42 in

The NexStar SE mount 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 over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

NexStar SE - General Features:

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

  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube

  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

NexStar SE - Computerised Mount Features:

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology

  • 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

  • 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

  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography

  • 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 separately for advanced control of your telescope via computer

  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)


MOUNT : Single Fork Arm Altazimuth 
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY : Quick Release Tube Clamp 
POWER SUPPLY : 8-AA batteries (not included)
MOTOR DRIVE : Integrated D.C. Electronics 
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL : Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons 
 Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x 
TRACKING MODES : Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South 
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align 
DATABASE : 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects 
SOFTWARE PRECISION : 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations 
COMMUNICATION PORTS : RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port 
TRACKING RATES : Sidereal, Solar and Lunar


Data sheet

Mount Type
Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Normally on display?
Yes - But Check First If Making A Special Journey!

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