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Celestron - NexStar 4SE Telescope - Computerized Telescope for Beginners and Advanced Users - Fully-Automated GoTo Mount - SkyAlign Technology - 40,000+ Celestial Objects - 4-Inch Primary Mirror

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  • NEXSTAR COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE: The NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope features Celestron’s iconic orange tube design with updated technology and the latest features for amazing stargazing for beginners and experienced observers.
  • 4-INCH APERTURE: The four-inch primary mirror in this Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope for adults and kids to be used together packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • FULLY-AUTOMATED GOTO MOUNT: Featuring a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects, the GoTo mount built into our telescopes for astronomy beginners automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • BONUS FREE STARRY NIGHT SOFTWARE: The NexStar 4SE Telescope includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a two-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.

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From the manufacturer

Your Journey Through The Cosmos Begins Here

Celestron’s signature 'orange tube' telescope, designed to deliver one of the best stargazing experience for users of all levels

NexStar 4SE

Fast Setup with SkyAlign

Celestron’s proprietary SkyAlign procedure has you ready to observe in minutes. Center any three bright objects in the eyepiece and NexStar SE aligns to the night sky, ready to locate thousands of stars, galaxies, and more.

NexStar 4SE Fast Setup with SkyAlign

Comparison Chart

NexStar 4SE

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NexStar 5SE

NexStar 5SE

NexStar 6SE

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NexStar 8SE

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Optical Design
Maksutov-Cassegrain Schmidt-Cassegrain Schmidt-Cassegrain Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture
102 mm (4.02”) 125 mm (4.92”) 150 mm (5.91”) 203.2 mm (8”)
Focal Length
1325 mm (52”) 1250 mm (49”) 1500 mm (59”) 2032 mm (80”)
Focal Ratio
f/13 f/10 f/10 f/10
Magnification
53x 50x 60x 81x
Limiting Magnitude
12.5 13 13.4 14
Low Useful Magnification
15x 18x 21x 29x
High Theoretical Magnification
241x 295x 354x 480x
Assembled Weight
21 lbs 27.6 lbs 30 lbs 33 lbs

Product description

Style:NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope  |  Configuration:Telescope Only

Product Description

The best telescope is the one used often to enjoy the beauty and intrigue of the night sky. For those searching for telescopes for astronomy beginners that are infused with the latest computer technology, Celestron’s NexStar 4SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope fits the bill perfectly. The NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope features Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design and updated technology with the latest features for amazing stargazing for beginners and experienced observers. Celestron’s signature telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 4SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price. The four-inch primary mirror in this computerized telescope packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer, from Saturn’s rings to the cloud bands on Jupiter and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 4SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Featuring a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects, the 4SE’s GoTo mount automatically locates and tracks objects for you. You can also take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. The single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all assemble and break down from separate components for easy transportation. SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any 3 bright objects. The NexStar 4SE is a telescope that will grow with you as you advance in the hobby of astronomy. It’s compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a two-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.

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Manufacturer Description
Featuring high-quality Maksutov-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 4SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space. With a total weight of 21 pounds including the tripod, the ultra portable 4SE features a precision optical system with 1,325mm focal length (f13) and is the first Maksutov system to ever feature our premium StarBright XLT coatings.

The 4SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. Plus the flip mirror control, straight-through photographic port, and tripod featuring a built-in wedge help make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.

The NexStar 4SE has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects, and easy-to-use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS accessory into NexStar's auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 4SE isn't one of them.

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software, and much more.

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 NexStar SE will help you take a closer look. Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. This software package, valued at over $100, is included free with your NexStar SE!



General Features:
  • 4-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing straight through (with optional diagonal) or at 90 degrees
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube, and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Sturdy computerized altazimuth mount
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 4SE to be used for astrophotography
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

Computerized Features:

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Double line, 16-character liquid crystal display hand control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of go-to features
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS accessory


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