Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

  • 150 mm (6-inch) Aperture for Detailed Views.
  • f/10 Focal Ratio for High Magnification.
  • Four TPO Eyepieces Included (ND Filter, 15 mm, 40 mm Plossl, 2x Barlow).
  • Computerized Telescope.
  • Great for Deep Space and Planetary Observing.
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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

Nexstar 6SE on Nexstar SE Rear

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.

TPO ND96 Moon Filter

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.

TPO 15mm Plossl Eyepiece

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. 

TPO 40mm Plossl Eyepiece

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.

TPO 2x Barlow Lens

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! 

 Celestron Nexstar 6SE Eyepiece Simulator


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Included Technology

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.

Compatible Technology


The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.

Starsense Technology

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.


Aperture150 mm (6")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)
Database40000+ Objects
Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
Drive TypeDC servo motors
Encoder Resolution.26 arc sec
Encoder TypeOnboard DC Motors
Focal Length1500 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
Highest Magnification300x
Instrument Capacity12 lbs
Light Gathering Power459x
Limiting Magnitude14.6
Mount Head Weight11 lbs
Optical DesignSCT
PortsCamera Control
PortsHand Control
Power Consumption12V 2.5A
Secondary Obstruction56mm
Slew Speed5 Degrees Per Second
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
Total Weight31 lbs
Tripod Weight10 lbs
Tube Length406mm
Tube Weight10 lbs
Warranty2 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).


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Mark M.
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Star finder swallowed by black hole

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.