Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space. The ultra-portable 5SE features a precision optical system with 1250mm focal length (f/10), with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than the 4 Inch model. The 5SE includes a camera control feature that allows you ... More
Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space. The ultra-portable 5SE features a precision optical system with 1250mm focal length (f/10), with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than the 4 Inch model. The 5SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. Plus the tripod featuring a built-in wedge helps make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience. Plug the optional SkySync 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 5SE isn't one of them!
Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Telescope: Key Features
5" Schmidt-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
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 5SE to be used for astrophotography
"The SkyX – First Light Edition" astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope Video Tour
Computerised Mount 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 catalogue number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system 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 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)
OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
FOCAL LENGTH: 1250mm
FOCAL RATIO: 10
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY: Quick Release Tube Clamp
MOUNT: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminium
EYEPIECE 1: 25mm
MAGNIFICATION 1: 50x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25 inch
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Camera Shutter Cable
TRIPOD: Steel w/ built-in wedge
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1
POWER SUPPLY: 8-AA batteries (not included)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 300x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 18x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13
RESOLUTION: 1.1 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.91 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 329x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 1 Degree
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 16m
OPTICAL COATINGS: StarBright XLT
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 40%
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 16.6%
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 330.2mm
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 7.98 kg
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT: 4.54kg
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fibre optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 4
NexStar Handsets can be prone to error messages due to voltage fluctuations from the use of rechargeable or low powered batteries. This can be rectified by "flashing" the handset (full details are given on Celestron’s website) and can be mitigated by using new lithium batteries or the use of Power tanks, such as the Sky-Watcher 7 or 17Ah Power tank.
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Total Amount Payable
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