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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope


SKU: 11036
Manufacturer: Celestron
UPC: 050234110365
Telescope Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (in.): 5 inches
Aperture (mm): 125 mm
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length: 1250 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude: 13.1
Eyepiece 1: 25 mm
Magnification with Eyepiece 1: 50x
Accepts 2-inch Eyepieces: No
Adaptable for 2-inch Eyepieces: No
Finder: Unit power red dot
Star Diagonal: 1.25-inch prism
Power Requirements: < 2.5 amps @12 VDC
Power Supply: 8-AA Batteries
Tripod Weight: 10 lbs.
Weight Fully Assembled: 28 lbs.


The Celestron NexStar 5SE is an ideal computerized beginner telescope having enough aperture to start to introduce you to deep space objects. 

The Celestron NexStar 5SE is an ideal beginner telescope with go-to convenience. It's 5" aperture will reach beyond the moon and planets and introduce you to deep space objects. The total weight of 28 lbs makes this an incredibly portable instrument.

Let a NextStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets, galaxies and more at the touch of a button!

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines the classic herritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more.

With the NexStar SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using our patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eypiece and enjoy the view!

Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NexStar SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The "Tour" feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

Not only can your NexStar SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control.

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.

Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign

The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over. NexStar SE telescopes can be setup in a matter of minutes with no tools required!

Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects and the telescope does the rest. You do not need to know the names of the stars, you can even pick the moon or bright planets.

NexStar SE Key Features

  • Computerized hand control unit with nearly 40,000 object database and motorized altazimuth mount
  • Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
  • StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximun light transmission and clarity
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process.
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the internet
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • THE SKY planetarium software - with 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and enhanced images

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