NexStar SE Series Telescopes
Browse the Celestron NexStar Computerised Telescope range, a classic telescope updated for the 21st Century. The NexStar telescopes, affectionately known as the “orange tubes” are packed full of features including outstanding detail rendered from StarBright XLT optical coatings, NexStar+ star finder control and SkyAlign technology. Plus, the 1.25” eyepiece and focuser are compatible with digiscoping so that you can photograph your findings.
Discuss our Celestron NexStar SE Series today to discover which telescope to explore the stars with. Or, continue reading below to find out which NexStar is right for you.
The Celestron NexStar, otherwise known as the “orange tube” telescope combines advanced features and excellent light-gathering ability to create an easy to use system that lets you explore the night sky with very little prior knowledge. The state-of-the-art SkyAlign technology can recognise where in the world you are with a few very simple setup steps and from there can show you the best and the brightest objects in the sky. Not sure where to look? Take advantage of the Sky Tour feature to see the best objects currently visible to you, whether you are in a light-polluted city, or the most remote deep space location.
Which NexStar SE is right for me?
When it comes to astronomy a general rule is to go for the best telescope that is currently within your reach. Each NexStar telescope has its excellent qualities, and when it comes to a Celestron telescope, you will always find yourself enjoying the time you spend with it.
8SE - The world’s most beloved telescope
For the best in the business, buy the NexStar 8SE. The classic 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube first revolutionised amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Still going strong today, this impressive telescope with StarBright XLT optical coating makes every star, planet and deep sky object appear bright in the eyepiece. Its fully automated mount and SkyAlign technology will find all the best objects currently visible to you on the night.
5SE - As perfect for beginners as it is for seasoned pros
The NexStar 5SE has excellent light-gathering abilities thanks to its 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. It comes with the same impressive automated star-finder features of the signature orange tube telescope, however at a more affordable price. It is also more lightweight making it easy to transport to dark-sky locations because the best telescope is the one that you can use most.
4SE - The telescope that grows with you
The NexStar 4SE is a pro telescope that is perfect for someone looking to get more serious about astronomy. The 4SE comes with a 25mm eyepiece which is ideal for locating objects in the sky. The potential to grow this kit by adding new eyepieces with higher magnification, gaining GPS functionality with SkySync, or automatic alignments functionality with StarSens AutoAlign means this telescope will grow with you.