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Celestron NexStar 6SE

Celestron NexStar 6SE

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Celestron's signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 6SE. It's the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

VIEW THE UNIVERSE’S MOST IMPRESSIVE CELESTIAL OBJECTS
The 6SE's six-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Cassini's Division in Saturn's rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 6SE to a dark-sky site and you'll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

REVOLUTIONARY SINGLE FORK ARM MOUNT
We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That's why Celestron's engineers created NexStar SE's unique, patented single fork arm mount. It's perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What's more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight 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.

Of course, it's what's inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. 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, too, thanks to 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 our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!

ADVANCED FEATURES LET THE NEXSTAR SE GROW WITH YOU
The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign.

 

Telescope Specs:

 

Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture
150mm (5.91")
Focal Length
1500mm
Focal Ratio
f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1
25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
60x
Finderscope
StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal
1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube
Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification
354x
Lowest Useful Magnification
21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
459x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
56mm
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
14%
Optical Coatings
StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length
406mm
Optical Tube Diameter
181mm
Optical Tube Weight
3.6 Kg

 

Mount Specs:

 

Mount Type
Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity
5.44 kg
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)
965.2mm - 1422.4mm
Tripod leg diameter
50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight
5 kg
Accessory Tray
Yes
Tripod Weight
4.08 kg
Slew Speeds
9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes
Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
GPS
N/A
Dovetail Compatibility
CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports
1x Aux port
Autoguide port
Yes
USB port
Yes, Hand Control input
Power Requirements
8-AA batteries (not included) / 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Motor Drive
DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures
SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
Periodic Error Correction
No
Computerized Hand Control
Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
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
Total Kit Weight
9.5 kg
Included Items
NexStar SE OTA / Single Fork Arm Mount / Tripod / Accessory Tray / Star Pointer Finderscope / NexStar+ Hand Control / 25mm eyepiece / Star Diagonal
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