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Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope

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NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope
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  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike. Light Gathering Power compared to human eye is 459x
  • 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, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Focal Length-1500 mm (59 inch). Focal Ratio-10. Apparent Field of View-0.83°. Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds)-44 feet (13 m)
  • 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 three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly..Optical Coatings:StarBright XLT. Star diagonal:1.25 inch

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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 6SE

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

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

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Style:NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope  |  Configuration:Telescope Only

General Features 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SE series 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 Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images Computerized Mount Features Proven NexStar computer control technology 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 Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes 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 stars; solar systems objects and asterisms Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

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Style:NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope  |  Configuration:Telescope Only

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