Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope
The Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope is equipped with SkyAlign technology, giving you an easy-to-use and ready-to-go telescope. Your telescope can automatically locate, point to and track over 40,000 objects in its database. Align it to any three bright objects and let it do the rest!
With a super user-friendly design, this is an ideal telescope for beginners in astronomy. Its large 6-inch aperture is powerful enough to capture Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. Lightweight and run on batteries make it easy to take on trips! It is also versatile enough to be used for both deep space and planetary astrophotography.
Celestron NexStar 6SE GoTo Telescope Key Features
- 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
- Fully automated, GoTo 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 single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
With every NexStar SE, OPT includes all the eyepieces you would need to maximize your observing experience! Catch sight of almost every type of object there is to see in space with these eyepieces. Learn more below.
The TPO ND filter is a must-have accessory when viewing the moon. Don’t feel like you have a flashlight shining into your eyes! Comfortably observe the details of the Moon with this darkening filter. The TPO ND filter will fit any 1.25-inch barrel.
The TPO 15 mm eyepiece is a medium-high magnification eyepiece with rubber eyeguards. This eyepiece is ideal for looking at the fine details of nebulae or galaxies. Increase its magnification when paired with a 2x Barlow.
The TPO 40 mm Plossl eyepiece is a great eyepiece for a vivid and wide field of view. Finding objects is very easy with this eyepiece, try it out first before the others! Increase the magnification when pairing it with a 2x Barlow.
The TPO 2x Barlow is an extremely useful tool. It doubles the magnification of any eyepiece. This vastly extends the versatility of your 3 eyepieces to give you 6 eyepieces!
Check out the simulation below to get an idea of what to expect!
Amplify Your Celestron NexStar 6SE with These Accessories
StarSense Auto Align
Automatically align your NexStar 6SE in under three minutes! With precise GoTo pointing accuracy, you can add up to 10 additional calibration stars making it prime for astro-imaging.
It works by replacing the finderscope with your digital camera via one of the two provided mounting brackets. Once your camera captures a series of images, the StarSense hand controller or SkyPortal app identifies the stars in the images from their database.
Sky Portal WiFi Module
Celestron's SkyPortal WiFi Module turns your smartphone, tablet or computer into your own personal planetarium and observatory! Plug the WiFi module into your NexStar 6SE's AUX port and connect to its wireless signal with your device, turning it into a wireless hand controller.
Instantly identify stars, planets, galaxies and more by using SkyPortal's Compass Mode, simply hold your phone up to the sky. The app is full of hundreds of astronomical photographs and has more than four hours of audio presentations.
Capture spectacular images of Saturn and its rings, or the storm on Jupiter by attaching a planetary camera and using it like an eyepiece with the TPO Barlow! The Celestron Wedge enables long exposure astrophotography and autoguiding by tilting the telescope's Azimuth into an equatorial platform allowing it to track an arc around the polar axis.
Increase your exposure time from seconds to minutes and observe the deepest darkest regions of space!
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||150 mm (6")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||1.25" Nosepiece|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||Male SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)|
|Dawes Limit||0.77 arcseconds|
|Drive Type||DC servo motors|
|Encoder Resolution||.26 arc sec|
|Encoder Type||Onboard DC Motors|
|Focal Length||1500 mm|
|Head Design||Altitude Azimuth|
|Instrument Capacity||12 lbs|
|Light Gathering Power||459x|
|Mount Head Weight||11 lbs|
|Power Consumption||12V 2.5A|
|Slew Speed||5 Degrees Per Second|
|Telescope Connection||Vixen Style|
|Total Weight||31 lbs|
|Tripod Weight||10 lbs|
|Tube Weight||10 lbs|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- 6-inch NexStar SE Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
- NexStar SE Mount: Motorized Alt-Azimuth/ GoTo.
- Tripod with Adjustable Steel Legs.
- Accessory Tray.
- NexStar+ Hand Controller.
- 1.25-inch Star Diagonal.
- 1.25-inch, 25 mm Eyepiece.
- TPO 15 mm Eyepiece.
- TPO 40 mm Eyepiece.
- TPO 2x Barlow.
- TPO ND Filter.
- StarPointer Optical Finderscope (Red Dot).
The star pointer was defective; consequently I was unable to align the telescope. I notified OPT and was informed that Celestron was contacted. After two weeks without getting a replacement from either OPT or Celestron I purchased a star finder myself. It is almost one month later, and Celestron has not contacted me or sent a replacement. If I did not purchase the star pointer (finder) myself, I would still be without one. After paying $1078 for the SE6, is it too much to ask that the $20 star finder be in working order, and if defective, be replaced? I was finally given a $30 gift card from OPT. Nice gesture, but all I wanted was a working telescope.