Celestron NexStar 6/8SE 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.
Can be used as a "table-top" mount & without a tripod! The mount has rubber feet & works well with any small-medium optical tube.
Tripod Not included - see other listing for the complete mount & tripod.
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.
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 SE mount isn’t one of them.
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 seperately 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
SLEW SPEEDS : 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
- Mount Type
- Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
- Normally on display?
- Yes - But Check First If Making A Special Journey!