NEXSTAR 6SE COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE - SKU# 11068

by Celestron
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$1,441.95
$879.00
  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.

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.

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.

Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You
The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love.

For planetary imaging, pair your NexStar 6SE with one of our Skyris cameras. Or, 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.

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 150mm (5.91")
Focal Length: 1500mm (59")
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (.98")
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 (2.2")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 14%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 406mm (16")
Optical Tube Diameter: 181mm (7.1")
Optical Tube Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type: Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 965.2mm - 1422.4mm (38" - 56")
Tripod leg diameter: 38.1mm (1.5") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 9 lbs (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: 21 lbs (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
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.

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