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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 impressive views at an economical price.
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.
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 pushbutton 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.
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.
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain.
Aperture: 150mm (5.91").
Focal Length: 1500mm (59").
Focal Ratio: f/10.
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98”).
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 60x.
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 second.
Resolution (Dawes): 0.77 arc second.
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”).
Otpical Tube Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg).
Mount Type: Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm.
Intrument load capacity: 12lbs (5.44kg).
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 965.2mm – 1422.4mm (38” – 56”).
Tripod leg diameter: 50.8mm (2”) Stainless Steel.
Mount Head Weight: 11lbs (5kg).
Accessory Tray: Yes.
Tripod Weight: 9lbs (4.06kg).
Slew Speeds: 9 slew spees – max speed 5 degrees a second.
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar.
Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South.
Dovetail Compatibility: Vixen/CG-5 dovetail.
Number of Auxiliary ports: 1x Aux port.
Autoguide port: Yes.
USB port: Yes, Hand Control input.
Power Requirements: 8-AA batterys (not included) or 12VDC-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.
Computerised Hand Contol: 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: Celstron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App.