Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

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  • Powerful 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings
  • Quick and easy no tool setup
  • Smooth and fully automated computerized mount makes sky viewing easy
  • Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope
  • Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform
  • Convenient accessory tray included
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Star diagonal for more comfortable viewing position
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    $1,899.00
    Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

    Portable Performance
    Portability and serious performance come together in the NexStar 6SE. Celestron's first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade is now available in a high performance Altazimuth computerized telescope. With a total weight of 30 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 6SE features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 44% more light gathering than a 5" telescope.

    The NexStar 6 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 over 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 6 SE isn’t one of them.

    Computerized Convenience
    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!

    NexStar 6 SE General Features
  • Powerful 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings
  • Quick and easy no tool setup
  • Smooth and fully automated computerized mounts makes sky viewing easy
  • Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope
  • Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform
  • Convenient accessory tray included NexStar 6 SE Computerized Mount Features
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 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
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • 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
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory
  • Automatically align with StarSense
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture 150 mm (5.91 in)
    Focal Length 1500 mm (59.06 in)
    Focal Ratio
    10
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Dovetail Compatibility Quick Release Tube Clamp
    Mount Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
    Optical Tube Aluminium
    Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
    Magnification 1 50 x
    Star Diagonal 1.25"
    CD ROM NexRemote V1.6.14 and "The Sky®" Level 1
    Tripod Steel leg
    Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included)
    Highest Useful Magnification 354 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 21 x
    Limiting Stella Magnitude 13.4
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arcsec
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arcsec
    Light Gathering Power 459 x
    Angular Field of View 0.83 °
    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 44 ft (13.41 m)
    Optical Coatins StarBright XLT
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2 in (55.88 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 13.9 %
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 37.3 %
    Optical Tube Length 16 in (406.4 mm)
    Tripod and Mount Weight 9 lb (4.08 kg)
    Telescope Weight 21 lb (9.53 kg)
    Motor Drive Integrated D.C. Electronics
    Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
    Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
    Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
    Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
    Database 40,000+ objects
    Software Precision 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
    Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Barcode 50234110686
    Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture Size 150mm
    Focal Length 1500mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Highest Practical Magnification 354x
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Eyepieces 25mm
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
    User Level For Intermediate
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