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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

SKU : CE-11036

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  • 125 mm Aperture.
  • f/10 Focal Ratio.
  • 1250 mm Focal Length.
  • SkyAlign and NexRemote Software.
  • Great for Beginner Astronomers!

Product Details


    The Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope is easy to set-up and includes alignment and tracking technologies that allow you to locate celestial objects and navigate the night sky with ease. Versatile enough to be used for bothdeep space and planetary astrophotography, this telescope is perfect for beginner astronomers!

    The SkyAlign function will get the NexStar 5SE aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Once you center and align three bright objects in your eyepiece, your telescope can automatically locate, point to, and track any of the 40,000 celestial objects in its database! 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 5SE will help you take a closer look.

    The NexStar 5SE GoTo Key Features

    • 5-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 over 40,000 celestial objects that will automatically locate and track objects for you.
    • SkyAlign Technology- Aligns your telescope so it is ready to observe in minutes! Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily set 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.


    • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25 mm (.98 inches).
    • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 50x.
    • Finderscope StarPointer.
    • Star Diagonal 1.25-inch Star Diagonal.
    • Optical Tube Aluminum.
    • Lowest Useful Magnification 18x.
    • Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds.
    • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51 mm (2.0 inches).
    • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 40%.
    • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 16.6%.
    • Optical Coatings StarBright XLT.
    • Optical Tube Length 330 mm (13 inches).
    • Optical Tube Diameter 152 mm (6 inches).
    • Optical Tube Weight 6 lb (2.7 kg).
    • Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar.


    • Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm.
    • Instrument load capacity 10 lb (4.54 kg).
    • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 939.8 mm - 2397 mm (37 inches to 55 inches).
    • Tripod leg diameter 50.8 mm (2 inches) Stainless Steel.
    • Mount Head Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg).
    • Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second.
    • Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar.
    • GPS N/A.
    • Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 dovetail.
    • Autoguide port No.
    • USB port Yes, Hand Control input.
    • Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included) | 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.
    • Computerized 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's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
    • Total Kit Weight 17.6 lb (8 kg).


      Click the link below to download the Celestron Nexstar 5SE Manual

      Celestron Nexstar 5SE Manual

    • specifications

      Aperture125 mm (5")
      Camera/Eyepiece Connection2” to 24 tpi
      Dawes Limit0.93 arcseconds
      Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
      Encoder Resolution.26 arc sec
      Focal Length1250 mm
      Focal Ratiof/10
      Free ShippingYes
      Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
      Highest Magnification250x
      Instrument Capacity10 lbs
      Light Gathering Power319x
      Limiting Magnitude14.2
      Optical DesignSCT
      PortsHand Controller
      PortsUSB 2.0
      Power Consumption12V DC 750 mA
      Secondary Obstruction51mm
      Slew Speed5 Degrees Per Second
      Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
      Tracking RatesLunar
      Tracking RatesSidereal
      Tracking RatesSolar
      Tripod Weight10 lbs
      Tube Length279mm
      Tube Weight6 lbs
    • included items

      • Celestron NexStar 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
      • NexStar SE Alt-Azimuth Mount with GoTo.
      • Tripod with Adjustable Steel Legs and Built-in Wedge.
      • Accessory Tray.
      • 1.25-inch, 25 mm Eyepiece.
      • 1.25-inch Star Diagonal.
      • Quick Release Tube Clamp.
      • StarPointer Finderscope (Red Dot).
      • CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software.
      • Hand Control: Flash Upgradeable Liquid Crystal Display with Back-lit LED.
      • NexRemote Telescope Control Software.
      • RS-232 For Computer Connection (on Hand Control, "Aux").
      • SkyAlign Alignment Software.
      • 2 Year Warranty.

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    Scott C.
    United States United States

    Great small ‘scope with lots of features

    This telescope wasn’t cheap, but the performance and features it includes ended up being worth it in my opinion. The optics are great, the parts were packed securely, and small touches like the included level were great. Highly recommended!

    United States United States

    Looks great so far

    I am new to the hobby. This is my first telescope. Mainly wanted it to view the moon with my grandson who is u usually fascinated by it. Learning as fas as I can. The Celestron SE 5” appears to be very well made - much bigger and stronger than I expected. Pleasant surprise!!

    United States United States

    Review of Celestron NexStar 5SE

    The 5SE is a fine telescope. It was easy to set up and use. We used it in two different locations and it was easy to transport and use in both. One little weakness was the finderscope. This is rather fragile and not up to Celestron’s usual quality standards. We intend to replace it with a competing product.

    Landon E.
    United States United States

    Celestron nexstar 5se

    It’s been great, I’ve used it 3 times so far and loved it

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    Celestron 5E Review

    I love the telescope! I am still in the process of aligning the telescope for my area which does have a lot of light pollution but am hopeful to get to a good location soon.

    danny t.
    United States United States


    the best telescope ever had thank you