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Celestron Nexstar 4SE GoTo Telescope

SKU : CE-11049

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  • Observe Impressive Views of the Moon and Planets, Along with Deep-sky Objects!
  • Fully Automated GoTo Mount with a Database of 40,000+ Celestial Objects!
  • 102 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope.
  • 1325 mm Focal Length, f/13 Focal Ratio.
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coating System.
  • NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller.

Product Details

  • Celestron Nexstar 4SE GoTo Telescope Features

    • 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 a 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.


    • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain.
    • Aperture: 102 mm (4.02 inches).
    • Focal Length: 1325 mm (52 inches).
    • Focal Ratio: f/13.
    • Focal Length of Eyepiece: 25 mm (0.98 inches).
    • Magnification of Eyepiece: 53x.
    • Finderscope: StarPointer.
    • Star Diagonal: Internal Flip mirror for straight-through or 90-degree 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 the human eye): 212x.
    • Apparent Field of View: 1 degree.
    • Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 53 ft (16 m).
    • Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 35 mm (.38 inches).
    • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%.
    • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 12%.
    • Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT.
    • Optical Tube Length: 343 mm (13.5 inches).
    • Total Telescope Kit Weight: 23 lb (10.5 kg).
    • Tripod Weight: 10 lb (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.
    • 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.
  • specifications

    Aperture102 mm (4")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
    Database38181 Objects
    Dawes Limit1.14 arcseconds
    Dew Shield Size124mm
    Drive TypeDC servo motors
    Encoder Resolution.26 arc sec
    Encoder TypeOnboard DC Motors
    Focal Length1325 mm
    Focal Ratiof/13
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Highest Magnification204x
    Instrument Capacity10 lbs
    Light Gathering Power212x
    Limiting Magnitude13.8
    Mount Head Weight7 lbs
    Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain
    PortsCamera Control
    PortsHand Control
    Power Consumption12V 2.5A
    Secondary Obstruction35mm
    Slew speed4 Degrees Per Second
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Weight23 lbs
    Tracking RatesAltitude—Azimuth
    Tracking RatesEQ North
    Tracking RatesEQ South
    Tracking RatesLunar
    Tracking RatesSidereal
    Tripod Weight10 lbs
    Tube Diameter124mm
    Tube Length343mm
    Tube Weight6 lbs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    Please click the link below to download the Celestron Nexstar 4SE Manual

    Celestron Nexstar 4SE Manual


    • 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 Back-lit LED.
    • NexRemote Telescope Control Software.
    • SkyAlign Alignment Software.
    • 2 Year Warranty.

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Great telescope

Easy to do assembly (although not too much there). I had to order a better eye piece as the one that came with it isn’t too strong.

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Great beginner telescope

Telescope arrived quickly. Set up was easy. My son has been enjoying it almost every night. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a not so basic beginner telescope.

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Assumes too much!

It was good. There needs to be a little more instructions for people who know less than expected by the writers. Those that know more can skip over simple items. As I learn more, the experience is getting better.

Verlyn H.
United States United States

New to Astromony

So far, this telescope has been great. Easier to set up and align than I thought it would be. Still learning the catalog, but the identify function is dead on. I’ve found the finder maintains alignment very well and had no trouble locating objects to view.

Michael S.

Plenty of power in a handy size

Definitely needs external power; 8 AA batteries are the bare minimum and alignment with just those is problematical. With Celestron's power tank, though, it works great! I bought it for use on the Moon, planets and bright double stars from my light polluted front yard and it's just the ticket for carrying out to the driveway for an hour or two's viewing before bed. Two trips gets everything: scope and tripod, power tank, eyepiece case and a chair. Computer drive is very accurate and with careful alignment almost everything ends up in the field of view of a wide field eyepiece. This scope is a lot of fun and very easy at showing the moon and planets to neighbors.