Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$800 OFF RRP!
Celestron’s iconic orange tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system - the NexStar 5SE.
Offering impressive views at an affordable price, it’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope!
Celestron founder's vision, reimagined for the 21st century:
In the 1970s, Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes were all the rage! Celestron's founder (Tom Johnson) brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and invented their unique method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers (us)!
Today, Celestron is still building upon this original vision, improving and adding on innovative features while staying true to our founder’s intent.
View the Universe's Most Impressive Celestial Objects
The 5SE's five-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability for you to observe the best that the solar system has to offer! You will clearly observe Saturn’s rings and Jupiter's cloud bands. Beyond the solar system, your faithful 5SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and much more. Oh, and don’t forget the Moon! With this telescope, you’ll see its craters and geographic features like never before.
Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
We all know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why the NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount was made just for you! It’s incredibly portable and makes setup quick and easy. The telescope kit breaks down into several light and compact pieces, making it easy to transport even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.
The high-quality components and sturdy construction of the mount gives the NexStar SE that much-needed smooth tracking accuracy to observe and follow your favorite targets with ease. You can 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 with SkyAlign! This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach the optional StarSense AutoAlign accessory and your NexStar SE will align itself!
Advanced Features | Let the NexStar SE Grow with You:
The NexStar SE series is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. With accessories such as the SkyPortal Wi-Fi Module, you can control your telescope wirelessly using your iPhone or iPad!
If you’re interested in astroimaging or astrophotography, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 5SE paired with an astroimaging camera. You can also experiment with wide-field deep sky astroimaging by replacing the telescope's secondary mirror with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera with a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.
|Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
|Red Dot Finderscope (StarPointer)
|Optical Tube Construction
|Highest Useful Magnification
|Lowest Useful Magnification
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude
|1.11 arc seconds
|0.93 arc seconds
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction
|Optical Tube Length
|Optical Tube Diameter
|Optical Tube Weight
|Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail Bar
|Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
|Height Adjustment Range (Including Mount and Tripod)
|939.8 - 2397mm
|Tripod Leg Diameter
|Mount Head Weight
|9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 3° / Second)
|Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
|Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South
|1 Aux Port
|Yes (Hand Controller Input)
|8 x AA Batteries (Not Included)
12V DC-750 mA (Tip Positive) - Not Included
|DC Servo Motors
|Periodic Error Correction
|Computerised Hand Controller
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.
Product Code: CLS-11036
|Schmidt Cassegrain (XLT)
|Faintest Stellar Magnitude
|Alt-Azimuth Nexstar SE
|Celestron CG5 Mount
|StarPointer Red Dot
|330mm x 152mm
|Electronic Hand Control
|Nexstar SE Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
|Nexstar+ Hand Controller