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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Telescope

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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Telescope

The Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Telescope uses its sophisticated technology to make it as easy as possible for an enthusiastic amateur or an experienced astronomer to enjoy superb views of in excess of 38,000 planets, stars and galaxies in the night sky.

You do not even have to know where to look for the planet etc you want to view as the 5SE’s fully automatic GoTo technology will locate and track your chosen object for you.

The Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Telescope will not only enable you to see Moon and the planets in our solar system but it will take you out into deep space to see features that will open your mind to the wonders of the universe.

Integrated SkyAlign technology makes it quick and easy to align the telescope in just a few minutes.

And whether you are setting it up in your garden or taking it out to an isolated hill away from city lights, the telescope and its tripod can be quickly dismantled into manageable components for easy transportation and then it is easy to put the telescope back together onsite.

View the Universe's Most Impressive Celestial Objects

The 5-inch primary mirror has enough light-gathering ability to observe the best features of the solar system such as Saturn's rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter and specific geographical details on the surface of the Moon. When you want to view deep sky objects, take your 5SE to a dark-sky site to see such sights as the hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy and so much more.

Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount

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. You can use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate more than 38,000 celestial objects.

Alternatively, take a Sky Tour and let your telescope automatically show you the best objects currently visible in the night sky.

SkyAlign makes aligning your telescope as easy as 1-2-3. Just centre three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN.

Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You

The NexStar SE is compatible with many high-tech accessories that are not included with this telescope but which you can buy separately if and when you decide you want their functions. For example, you could provide GPS coordinates to your telescope by adding SkySync or you could add automatic alignment functionality by adding StarSense AutoAlign.

If you want to explore the world of astro-photography, the 5SE is a perfect choice. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. You can even remove the telescope's secondary mirror and replace it with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera for wide field images captured at f/2 using a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. Alternatively, if you are interested in imaging the Moon and planets, you could pair your NexStar 5SE with one of the Celestron Skyris cameras.


  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 38,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks your chosen objects
  • SkyAlign technology aligns telescope ready to observe in minutes; easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly


  • Optical design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 125 mm (4.92 inches)
  • Focal length: 1250 mm (49 inches)
  • Focal ratio: 10
  • Focal length of eyepiece 1: 25 mm (0.98 inches)
  • Magnification of eyepiece 1: 50x
  • Finderscope: StarPointer
  • Star diagonal: 1.25 inches
  • Mount type: Single-fork arm altazimuth
  • Tripod: Steel with built-in wedge
  • Power: 8 x AA batteries (not incl)
  • Highest useful magnification: 295x
  • Lowest useful magnification: 18x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude: 13
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.11 arc secs
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.93 arc secs
  • Light gathering power compared to human eye: 329x
  • Apparent field of view: 1°
  • Linear field of view @1000 yds: 53 ft (16 m)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 51 inches (1295 mm)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 40%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 16.6%
  • Optical coatings: StarBright XLT
  • Optical tube length: 13 inches (330 mm)
  • Telescope kit weight: 17.6 lb (7.98 kg)
  • Tripod weight: 10 lb (4.54 kg)
  • Slew speeds: 9
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
  • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South
  • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
  • Communication ports: USB mini connection port on hand control, aux port, camera control port
  • Computer hand control: Double line, 16-character LCD with 19 fibre optic backlit LED buttons
  • Database: 38,000+ accessible objects
  • Telescope warranty: 2 years


  • All-Star Polar alignment
  • Flash upgradeable
  • NexRemote
  • SkyAlign technology
  • StarBright XLT

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