Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

The Celestron NexStar 6SE is a serious telescope that will take you beyond the solar system to reveal hundreds of star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae. This is more than a basic beginner's telescope, and the go-to object location make it a joy to use. The total weight of 30 lbs makes it highly portable for it's size. What's more, Celestron's revolutionary SkyAlign alignment software is arguably one of the fastest, easiest and most accurate go-to alignment procedures available today.

Celestron NexStar 6SE: Our most popular Go To telescope priced under $1000

The NexStar 6SE is our most popular Go To telescope priced under $1000, and it is easy to see why. This telescope combines the powerful NexStar computerized operating system with enough light collecting aperture to allow you to truly enjoy many of the deep space objects within its catalog. We always advise first time telescope buyers that six inches of aperture is where the realm of deep space objects becomes truly interesting. The NexStar 6SE will easily resolve globular clusters and treat you to dozens upon dozens of the brighter galaxies and nebulae that are simply beyond the grasp of smaller telescopes.

With the NexStar 6SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using the patented NexStar technology, NexStar SE telescopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view!

Perhaps you are new to the hobby and don't know what object to choose. Don't worry - 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 on the LCD screen of the included computer keypad. (Note: Celestron uses the term "hand control" to describe this computer keypad.)

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

Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date, time and location into the keypad then point the telescope at any three widely separated bright celestial objects. The NexStar computer does the rest, identifying those objects using a simple triangulation technique. You do not need to know the names of the stars, you can even pick the moon or bright planets. Simply follow the directions on the NexStar computer keypad, and you will be ready to start observing in under two minutes. SkyAlign is fast, easy, and accurate.

NexStar SE Key Features

  • Computerized hand control unit (keypad) 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


Our price: $799.00

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UPC 050234110686
Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (in.) 6 inches
Aperture (mm) 150 mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length 1500 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude 13.5
Eyepiece 1 25 mm
Magnification with Eyepiece 1 60x
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 9 lbs.
Weight Fully Assembled 30 lbs.
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