Fully automated GoTo computerised 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 youre 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.
View the Universes Most Impressive Celestial Objects
The 4SEs four-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturns rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 4SE to a dark-sky site and youll 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. Thats why Celestrons engineers created NexStar SEs unique, patented single fork arm mount. Its perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. Whats more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. Youll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.
Of course, its whats 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.
Astro-imaging capability built in
If you want to explore the world of astroimaging, the 4SE is a perfect choice. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. Or, if youre interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 4SE with one of our NexImage or Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 102 mm (4.02 in)
Focal Length 1325 mm (52 in)
Focal Ratio 13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 53 x
Star Diagonal Internal Flip mirror for straight or 90 viewing angle
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod Steel with built-in wedge
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included)
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 212 x
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Total Telescope Kit Weight 11 lbs (4.99 kg)
Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg) lbs (4.54 kg)
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 38,181 accessible objects
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
My First Telescope. This was my first telescope as an amateur stargazer. Its brilliant for a tour of the Solar System. The only thing I would advise, is be really accurate how you set it up- it needs precision. It's a good buy and I would recommend it - no real disadvantages. (15/04/2017) -
Fantastic little telescope Bought this for a second portable instrument for holidays and dark sites, easy goto with really sharp otics (11/12/2015) J McCarthy - Basingstoke
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