Celestron Nexstar 4SE GoTo Telescope
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
- Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Aperture: 102 mm (4.02")
- Focal Length: 1325 mm (52")
- Focal Ratio: f/13
- Focal Length of Eyepiece: 25 mm (0.98")
- Magnification of Eyepiece: 53x
- Finderscope: StarPointer
- Star Diagonal: Internal Flip mirror for straight thru or 90° viewing angle
- Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
- Tripod: Steel with built-in wedge
- Power Requirements: 8-AA batteries (not included)
- Highest Useful Magnification: 241x
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 15x
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5
- Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.37 arc seconds
- Resolution (Dawes): 1.14 arc seconds
- Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 212x
- Apparent Field of View: 1°
- Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 53 ft (16 m)
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 35 mm1 (.38")
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 12%
- Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
- Optical Tube Length: 343 mm (13.5")
- Total Telescope Kit Weight: 11 lbs (4.99 kg)
- Tripod Weight: 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
- Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds
- Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and 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: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
- Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
- Database: 38,181 accessible objects
- Software: Starry Night Special Edition
The portable NexStar 4SE Telescope is easy to set-up and includes alignment and tracking technologies which allow you to locate celestial objects and navigate the night sky with ease. Versatile enough to be used for both Deep Space and Planetary Astrophotography, this Telescope is perfect for beginner astronomers!
The SkyAlign function will get the NexStar 4SE aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Once you simply center and align three bright objects in your eyepiece; such as the moon, planets or stars, the telescope can automatically locate, point to, and track any of the 40,000 celestial objects in its database that is up in the night sky! 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 Celestron NexStar 4SE will help you take a closer look.
- 4-inch Aperture- excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects.
- GoTo Technology- fully automated mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects will automatically locate and track 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 set up your telescope on any three bright objects in the sky.
- Unique Design- single fork arm and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
The NexStar Series also Features the Following:
Please click the link below to download the Celestron Nexstar 4SE Manual
All-Star Polar Alignment
Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.
This telescope control software replaces the hand control and allows the user to remotely control their Celestron computerized telescope from their personal PC or laptop.
SkyAlign alignment technology makes setting up a computerized telescope simple, fast, and accurate. Just point the telescope at any three bright objects — stars, bright planets, or even the Moon — and your telescope can orient itself with the night sky.
The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.
Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!
WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.
|Aperture||102 mm (4")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||1.25" Nosepiece|
|Dawes Limit||1.14 arcseconds|
|Dew Shield Size||124mm|
|Drive Type||DC Servo motors|
|Encoder Resolution||.26 arc sec|
|Encoder Type||Onboard DC Motors|
|Focal Length||1325 mm|
|Instrument Capacity||10 lbs|
|Light Gathering Power||212x|
|Mount Head Weight||6.6lbs|
|Optical Design||Maksutov Cassegrain|
|Power Consumption||12V 2.5A|
|Slew Speed||4 Degrees Per Second|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Total Weight||21 lbs|
|Tracking Rates||EQ North|
|Tracking Rates||EQ South|
|Tripod Weight||10 lbs|
|Tube Weight||4.4 lbs|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- NexStar 4-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
- NexStar SE GoTo Alt-azimuth Mount
- Sturdy Tripod with Built-in Wedge
- Accessory Tray
- 1.25-inch Eyepiece, 25 mm Plossl
- Quick Release Tube Clamp
- StarPointer Finderscope (Red Dot)
- CD-ROM The Sky Astronomy Software
- Flash Upgradeable Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with Backlit LED
- NexRemote Telescope Control Software
- RS-232 For Computer Connection
- SkyAlign Alignment Software
- 2 Year Warranty
The celestron 4 se is awesome, easy to use. This is my first telescope and i was able to align it with no issues.
First scope was bad. When I unpacked the scope/ mount, I noticed the badge laying in the box (glue didn't hold). No biggie (or so I thought) as I would just reglue it. So moving on, I set it all up and when I went to look through it, just black Yes, the cap was off :O. When I tried to move the flip mirror (thinking it was in the wrong position), the selector knob had troubles moving. After a few attempts, I heard the flip mirror fall into the OTA. So I called OPT the next day and told them the problem. After they consulted with Celestron, they called me back the next day (now 2 days after I bought it) and told me to bring it back for a replacement (or I could mail it back as I was a 2 hr. drive away), I drove down to save a couple weeks waiting and didn't want the scope broken further or my replacement broken either. I made it back down there a week later and they gave me another scope, which I tried out before making the 2 hr. drive back home. So it seems Celestron had a bad batch of glue when my first scope was made. Second scope seems much better, hope this glue holds up :O . Haven't had time to use it as it has been cloudy most nights (marine layer). I had 1 night that I tried it out and it seemed ok, but not enough time to really evaluate it's optics. That will be another time.
So far so good
I was able to put together the Telescope and install the software on my laptop. Because of the season we have not been able to test it yet. The Telescope came with a RS 232 Cable I had to buy a cable from RS 232 to a USB to link to my laptop. I think there should have been a USB instead of RS 232. I am a total novice when it comes to Telescopes since this is my first. I expect to start using it when the warmer weather comes. It is January in North Carolina. Right now I would give it 4 stars. If it does everything it is supposed to do when I get it set up outside I will give it 5 stars. I also purchased the Celestron camera to plan do some astro photography. I am very computer literate since I am a retired Software Engineer. I have always had an interest in Astronomy and want to share this new hobby with my wife.
Just unboxed the scope this evening and tried it out. Purchased for my nine year old son. Very simple to set up and use. Much easier than my Meade LXD55 w/8 SCT. But then it certainly does not show the dim stuff as well. So far, though, I'm quite impressed.