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Celestron NexStar 5SE ComputerisedCelestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 5SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.Celestron’s... read more

Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised

Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 5SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike
  • 5-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly

Celestron’s Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21st Century

In the 1970s, Celestron’s Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers.

Four decades later, Celestron have improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to their founder’s intent.

View the Universe’s Most Impressive Celestial Objects

The 5SE’s five-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 5SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount

Celestron knows the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why their engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favourite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. 

Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favourite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just centre three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!

Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You

The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign.

If you want to explore the world of astroimaging, the 5SE is a perfect choice. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. Or, if you’re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 5SE with one of our NexImage cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

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MPN: 11036-CGL

Barcode: 050234110365

Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Reflector Telescope Specification

Optical Tube Info

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 125mm (4.92')
  • Focal Length: 1250mm (49')
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (.98')
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50x
  • Finderscope: StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
  • Star Diagonal: 1.25' Star Diagonal
  • Optical Tube: Aluminium
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 295x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 18x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.11 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.93 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 329x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 51mm (2.0')
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 40% %
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 16.6% %
  • Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
  • Optical Tube Length: 330mm (13')
  • Optical Tube Diameter: 152mm (6')
  • Optical Tube Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar

Mount Info

  • Mount Type: Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
  • Instrument load capacity: 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 939.8mm - 2397mm (37' - 55')
  • Tripod leg diameter: 38.1mm (1.5') Stainless Steel
  • Mount Head Weight: 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • Accessory Tray: Yes
  • Tripod Weight: 4.54 kg
  • Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
  • GPS: N/A
  • Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 dovetail
  • Number of Auxiliary Ports: 1x AUX Port
  • Autoguide Port: No
  • USB Port: Yes, Hand Control input
  • Power Requirements: 8-AA batteries (not included) and 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
  • Motor Drive: DC servo motors
  • Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
  • Periodic Error Correction: No
  • Computerised Hand Control: Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
  • NexStar+ Database: 38,181 accessible objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects.
  • Software: Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software and SkyPortal App
  • Total Kit Weight: 8 kg

What’s in the Box?

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

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.

MPN: 11036-CGL

Barcode: 050234110365

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Product Summary

  • Large 5 Inch aperture - The Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector astroscope packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer.  
  • Fully automated - The GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects locates and tracks for you with pinpoint accuracy.  
  • SkyAlign technology - This proprietary device gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes.  
  • Compact and portable - Its compact form factor is easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.  
  • Astroimaging made easy - Using simple, inexpensive adapters, connect your DSLR or astronomical camera & capture your own images of celestial objects.  
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