Celestron Nexstar 5SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

  • Powerful 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 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
  • SKU: CEL-11036
    Stock Status: AVAILABLE (3 - 7 days)

    $1,699.00

    Retail Price $2095


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    Celestron Nexstar 5SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

    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 included for advanced control
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
  • Automatically align with StarSense
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 8
    Specifications
    Dovetail Compatibility Quick Release Tube Clamp
    Star Diagonal 1.25"
    Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included)
    Limiting Stella Magnitude 13
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arcsec
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arcsec
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51mm
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Weight 2.7kg
    Tripod Weight 4.54kg
    Mount Head Weight 3.2kg
    Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
    Instrument load capacity 4.54kg
    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 939.8mm - 2397mm
    Tripod leg diameter 50.8mm
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Number of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port
    USB port Yes, Hand Control input
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture Size 125mm
    Focal Length 1250mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Highest Practical Magnification 295x
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Eyepieces 25mm
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
    Video Link No
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (5)
    Fantastic!
    Overall Score
    I have purchased items from Oz Scopes for the past 4 years and the service has always been exceptional. This is my first GoTo scope and what a scope it is! The image is very crisp and clear, my last scope was a 10" Dob and the 5se is a better performer. Extremely versatile, compact and powerful for such a small aperture size. I will try a focal reducer soon to get 6.3/f speed for some Astrophotography. High quality complete packaged scope, great to take camping as well. Just ensure you have battery pack or the power tank to run it. SCT is the way to go, little ripper! Thank you Oz Scopes. Review by Matt (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    John
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    Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I'm definitely loving the information. I'm bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Great blog and terrific design and style. Review by Smithc212 (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    seem ok
    Overall Score
    Software in hand set was faulty for southern hemisphere at first so I updated to the latest version. I tried it last night and it seems ok. I am new to the game so it will take some time for me to comment properly. Review by HH Vandeberg (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    New user
    Overall Score
    Service from Ozscope is first class. Received the telescope within 2 business days. Haven't worked out how to use it as yet. (either no time or cloudy skies).
    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.
    Review by Del (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Very nice telescope...
    Overall Score
    Great first telescope to buy, It's alignment process is a little frustrating at first, but becomes easier with time. Good 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.
    Review by Stu (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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