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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

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  • 150 mm (6-inch) Aperture for Detailed Views.
  • f/10 Focal Ratio for High Magnification.
  • Computerized Telescope.
  • Great for Deep Space and Planetary Observing.
  • Hand controllers do not have phone jack ports and do not come with an RS232 cable. In order to remotely align this telescope with software, use a mini USB cable attached to the hand controller and your computer.

Product Details

  • 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. 


    Amplify Your Celestron NexStar 6SE with These Accessories


  • specifications

    Aperture150 mm (6")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale SCT Thread (2"—24 TPI)
    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
  • included items

    • 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.
    • StarPointer Optical Finderscope (Red Dot).


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Love it

Had to get a better lens to see what I wanted to see but overall great investment

A OPT Telescopes Customer
United States United States

The Goldilocks of Telescopes - It's Just Right

I've been very happy with my 6SE. Ordered it in Sept 20 and along with everything else, was a backordered a couple of months, receiving it in Nov 20. The additional eyepieces from OPT arrived about 6 weeks after the scope. The delay wasn't the fault of OPT, everyone was on backorder. And I received emails now and then with the status of my order. Like everything else, there is a learning curve but it's small, this is so easy to use. The hand controller and alignment is a little confusing at first but you quickly get the hang of it (reading instructions helps) and you're off. I love the way I can select what I want to see and it automatically goes there. It's in view and I just slightly center it. Like everything else, as soon as I got it began wishing I had bought the 8SE but as use the 6SE more and more, I believe I made the better choice with the smaller one. It's lighter and much easier to move in and out of the house. I can just get up and walk out with it all set up, put it down and start the alignment. The moon seems like you're right there. I got this at the perfect time to see Mars at opposition and Jupiter & Saturn at their closest in the sky for several years. It amazes me I can see the rings of Saturn 905 MILLION miles away, from my backyard. In addition, I've found Uranus (looks like a star), The Pleiades (unbelievable), The Andromeda galaxy (a light smudge in the sky). Orion's Nebula (like thin smoke) and several nebulas and double stars. The negatives - the finder scope is a toy at best. Celestron should be ashamed to put that on their scopes. Plan on replacing it right away. Once I added the Orion 9x50 finder scope my enjoyment factor shot up 100%. The added eyepieces OPT included with this package are ok, but other than the moon filter, I haven't used them. The 25mm one the comes with the scope is the perfect one. I also bought a Orion Planetary 9mm eyepiece and is what I consider essential after the 25mm. You'll also need a power supply (power pack works), 8 AA batteries will get expensive. I think you can tell I'm very pleased with my 6SE and given the chose, would buy it again as well as recommend this to anyone starting off.

dave b.
United States United States

God Job OPT

You gave me a great product and great service. A minor issue is that I ordered a Feather Touch focuser with the 6SE and the Celestron carrying case but the 6SE doesn't fit in the carrying case with the FeatherTouch. Maybe your sales rep should have caught that detail and warned me. But you were very good about letting me return the Feather Touch even after I had at first asked to return the case. Kudos to Danielle you return processor. I'll be back to OPT for products in the future. Dave Blanchard, Walnut Creek CA

Gary G.
United States United States

Performance and Portability

Very satisfied with my scope and experience with OPT. Price was competitive, they kept me informed thru the delivery, everything arrived as promised. I’ve had the scope out several nights and it meets my expectations. Powerful enough and easily transportable. Have ordered some additional eyepieces as well. OPT rep was very helpful with my selection.

Mark M.
United States United States

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.