Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5 SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space. With a total weight of 28 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 5 SE features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) standard with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than a 4" model.
The 5 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. Plus the tripod featuring a built-in wedge helps make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.
The NexStar 5 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.
Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 5 SE isn’t one of them.
In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.
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.
Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!
Celestron Nexstar 5 SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope Features
- Powerful 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Clear and crisp images using Celestron StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
- Fast alignment and focusing using StarPointer finderscope
- Full Computerized mount automatically tracks stars for easy viewing
- Over 40,000 sky objects pre-programmed for viewing
- Easy no tool set up
- Very stable Altazimuth mount with built in wedge for astrophotography
- Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
- Includes "The Sky" Software providing education on the night sky
- Classic orange tube styling with latest state of the art technology
NexStar 5 SE Computerized Mount Features
- Proven NexStar computer control technology
- Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
- SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
- Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
- Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera
- Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
- DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
- Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
- NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
- GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory
|Recommended Usage||Astrophotography, Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets|
|User Level||For Professionals|
Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, Decent glass, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!
But you will need to buy more eye-pieces in order to see more. It's limited in the way of only having a 25mm eye-piece supplied. (Posted on Sep 05, 2010)
Pros: portability, light weight, Good price, great first telescope
We wanted a powerful, portable (as practical) and relatively light telescope. This fitted our criteria and the price was excellent. Looking forward to using it. Hopefully I will be able to rate it as 5 stars. (Posted on Jul 19, 2010)
Pros: easy to carry, portability, light weight, Good price, great first telescope
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