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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Celestron
050234110365
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CLS-11036

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    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.


     

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    Full Specifications

    Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
    Optical Design

    Schmidt-Cassegrain

    Aperture

    125mm (4.92")

    Focal Length 1250mm (49")
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Included Eyepiece 25mm (.98")
    Finderscope Red Dot Finderscope (StarPointer)
    Star Diagonal 1.25" 
    Optical Tube Construction Aluminium
    Highest Useful Magnification 295x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51mm (2.0")
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 330mm (13")
    Optical Tube Diameter 152mm (6")
    Optical Tube Weight 2.7kg
    Dovetail Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail Bar
    Computerised Mount
    Mount Type Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
    Payload Capacity 4.54kg
    Tripod Material Stainless Steel
    Height Adjustment Range (Including Mount and Tripod) 939.8 - 2397mm
    Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm
    Tripod Weight 4.54kg
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Mount Head Weight 3.2kg
    Slew Speeds 9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 3° / Second)
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South
    GPS N/A
    Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 Dovetail
    Auxiliary Ports 1 Aux Port
    Autoguide Port Yes
    USB Port Yes (Hand Controller Input)
    Power Reqiurements 8 x AA Batteries (Not Included)
    12V DC-750 mA (Tip Positive) - Not Included
    Motor Drive DC Servo Motors
    Alignment Procedures
    • SkyAlign
    • Auto 2-Star Align
    • 2-Star Align
    • 1-Star Align
    • Solar System Align
    • Last Alignment
    • Quick Align
    • EQ North/EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires Celestron's wedge)
    Periodic Error Correction No
    Computerised Hand Controller
    • Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
    NexStar+ Database
    • 40,000 objects
    • 200 user defined programmable objects
    • Enhanced information on over 200 objects
    Software
    • Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software
    • SkyPortal App

     

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    About Celestron

    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

    More Information
    Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain (XLT)
    Aperture125mm
    Focal Length1250mm
    Focal Ratio10
    Highest Magnification295x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude13
    Mount TypeAlt-Azimuth Nexstar SE
    Dovetail TypeCelestron CG5 Mount
    Eyepiece 1Plossl 25mm
    Finderscope MakeStarPointer Red Dot
    Tube Length330mm x 152mm
    Electronic Hand ControlYes
    Motor DriveYes
    Warranty Information2 Years
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    Nexstar+ Hand Controller 1
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