Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

Key Features

  • 5 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • StarBright XLT optical coating
  • SkyAlign alignment technology
  • Computerised alt-azimuth mount
  • Quick release fork arm mount
  • 40,000 object database
  • NexStar+ hand control
  • StarPointer finderscope
  • Steel tripod with accessory trays
  • SkyX – First Light Edition
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MPN Code 11036-CGL
EAN Code 050234110365
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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

The NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope. Known affectionately as the “orange tube”, it features an 5 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coating, SkyAlign alignment technology and a smooth, computerised alt-azimuth mount making it perfect for beginners and more experienced astronomers alike at an economical price.

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Key Features:

  • 5 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coating
  • SkyAlign alignment technology
  • Computerised alt-azimuth mount with quick release fork arm mount, 40,000 object database and flash-upgradable NexStar+ hand control
  • StarPointer finderscope 1.25 inch star diagonal and 1.25 inch 25mm eyepiece
  • Sturdy pre-assembled steel tripod with accessory trays
  • SkyX – First Light Edition astronomy software with 10,000 object database and printable sky maps

A classic updated for the 21st Century

The NexStar 5SE is a reimagining of the classic Celestron 8 which revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970’s. The 5SE features the same iconic “orange tube” design but has been updated with all of the latest features to ensure that the user receives the best stargazing experience whether they be an amateur or experienced observer.


Outstanding detail

The 5SE boasts a 5 inch primary mirror that produces enough light-gathering ability to be able to observe the best that the solar system has to offer. You will be able to clearly examine the likes of Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands and Great Red Spot of Jupiter as well as features of the Moon. The 5SE is also capable of viewing deep sky objects. You can observe hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.


Quick and easy setup

The Nexstar 5SE has been designed so that it is quick and easy to set up thanks to its unique, patented single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod which can all be broken down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.


Easy alignment

The telescope boasts a sturdy construction, thanks to its high-quality components, which allows the pointing and tracking accuracy needed for you to observe and follow your favorite targets with the simple press of a button. You can use the included Nexstar+ hand control to help you locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or you can take a Sky Tour that lets the 8SE show the best objects currently visible.


Compatible with high-tech accessories

The Nexstar 5SE is packed full of advanced features that makes it compatible with all of the latest high-tech gadgets that you are currently using. For example, you can control the telescope with your iPhone or iPad with the SkyQ Link*, or gain GPS functionality with SkySync*.

*Both of these items are sold separately


Ready for astro imaging and long exposures

The 5SE is also the perfect choice if you are interested in astroimaging. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. The telescope is Fastar-compatible to allow for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. Pair this with a Skyris camera or a DSLR and you are ready to go. Please be aware that you will need to purchase the Celestron T-Adapter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope as well as the relevant T-ring for your camera such as the Canon EOS T-Ring or Nikon T-Ring.


What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Optical tube
  • 1 x Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
  • 1 x Accessory Tray
  • 1 x Star Pointer Finderscope
  • 1 x Built-In Wedge
  • 1 x NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 1 x 25mm eyepiece
  • 1 x Star Diagonal

Want to learn more?

Check out our blog: The Beginners Guide to Buying a Telescope

Learn Astronomy Lingo: The Essential Astronomy Glossary

Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope: First Look and Basic Setup


FAQ:

Q: Can you mount a camera to the telescope for astro-photography?

A: Yes you can. However, you will need to purchase the Celestron T-Adapter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope as well as the relevant T-ring for your camera such as the Canon EOS T-Ring or Nikon T-Ring.


Solar Warning

  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.
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