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

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

NexStar 6SE 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

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

The Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope is our most popular computerized telescope priced under $1000, and it's easy to see why. This telescope combines the powerful Celestron NexStar computerized telescope 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 Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope 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.

Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign

The NexStar 6SE features Celestron's SkyAlign method of go to alignment. 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. All you need to do is follow the directions on the NexStar computer keypad, and you will be ready to start observing in just a few minutes. SkyAlign is fast, easy and accurate.

Using the NexStar 6SE

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, but it can also teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed on the LCD screen of the included computer keypad. You can find more detailed instructions on how to use the keypad, referred to as the “hand control,” and the LCD screen in the Celestron instruction manual.

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.

The entire line of Celestron NexStar SE telescopes is available for purchase through the Skies Unlimited Store, both online and at our physical location just outside of Pottstown, PA. Visit our online store now to start shopping with Skies Unlimited and take advantage of our free shipping options!

Learn More About Celestron Telescopes

Have questions about why the NexStar 6SE computerized telescope is a good choice for you? Call Skies Unlimited today to speak with one of our highly experienced staff members. Each member of our team is an active amateur astronomer with plenty of personal and professional experience in visual observation. We can answer any question you may have, whether you’re wondering about product dimensions, software specs or alternative options.

Unsure about what you need in a telescope? New to the hobby? Call or visit Skies Unlimited today at our retail store location just outside of Pottstown, Pa. We’ll identify your needs and preferences and match you with the best telescope and accessories for you.  


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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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