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 4-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 go to mount: Featuring a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects, the go to 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.
I only just bought this scope at the weekend online and Wex delivered prompty in less than 48hrs which I was really impressed, so thank you Wex good job. Lovely scope, I could see that the optics in the eye piece were first class (as you would expect from Celestron) when doing some day light distant land object checks.
I found aligning to three bright objects initially quite difficult, but that was just because I hadn’t read the quick instructions properly. I needed to zero in the finder scope (red dot scope) when I got a bright object in the eye piece view of the main scope.
Once I’d done that getting the two other aligning bright objects was a lot easier. I was hooked after that and first night observed a lovely Jupiter and three moons were visible and some faint stripes on the surface.
Saturn was clear and nicely showing off her rings. Then I toured local M objects like Andromeda and M32 and saw some lovely double stars and clusters. Well worth the purchase, I would suggest getting a celestron PowerTank to power this if going to travel to dark sky locations.
A nights intensive usage, I could here the 8xAA’s start to dry out of juice. Also as I’m into astro-photography, I have today bought a T adapter and T ring for my Nikon DSLR to attach to the rear of the scope.
I would definitely recommend this scope for a beginner to intermediate. I would suggest for more advanced users to save money until they have enough for the 8″ version to be able to see all the distant objects in the database.
Excellent optics! A great sized grab and go scope! This will go where my larger scopes won’t or I won’t want to pack up 150 pounds of gear. So this will be a ‘frequent flyer. ‘ I’ve not done more with the mount yet other than power it up and get the feel for it in the house.
It is a very stable mount for its size. Initial images sans alignment just for a look through the optics showed zero image shift, both the moon and Jupiter displayed chromatic free images and Jupiter’s belts really popped.
I would expect, owning about five Celestron GoTo mounts of various sizes, that this will be as exceptional as they are!.
Only very recently been able to set up this scope due to Weather conditions but so far I am overall pleased with it. The Go-to mount works very well and is impressively accurate if set up correctly. The Tripod is very stable and secure.
Deep-sky objects are a little disappointing but to be fair I am still experimenting with various lenses so the jury is still out. Lunar observing is impressive with the bundled 25mm lens. I used a fairly low budget 2 x Barlow lens to view the Orion Nebula but having only really observed with 20 x 80 binoculars it is difficult to make a real comparison.
It would be interesting to re-visit this review in a few weeks when I have been able to really test it which to be fair, up to now I have not. Overall I am pleased but I do have the sneaking feeling I may upgrade at some stage in the future – with hindsight I wish I had purchased the 5″ version as the extra aperture would be hugely beneficial to what is essentially a very good chassis, mount and Tripod.
Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope offers the same star locating technology found on our observatory-grade telescopes at a price that fits your family¬タルs budget. Leave the star maps at home. The 114 LCM computerized telescope can locate thousands of celestial objects for you automatically.
To get started, just perform our simple SkyAlign alignment procedure by centering any three bright objects in your telescope¬タルs eyepiece. From there, your LCM can calculate the time, date, and location and orient itself with the night sky.
Browse the hand control¬タルs database and select any star, planet, galaxy, or nebulae in the database. Within seconds, your LCM centers it in the eyepiece and tracks it as it moves across the sky. Looking for something new to observe? Press the Sky Tour button and your LCM generates a list of the best celestial objects currently visible.
With the largest optics in the LCM beginner telescope family, the 114LCM packs enough light-gathering ability to provide extraordinary views of all the best celestial objects. Explore our Solar System, from the moons of Jupiter to the rings of Saturn and beyond.
Then venture further into deep space to view the Orion Nebula, Pleiades Star Cluster, and hundreds of other objects. You can even explore the craters of the Moon up close, with impressive detail. Even if you¬タルve never used a telescope before, Celestron makes it easy to get started with amateur astronomy.
Your LCM telescope comes with an adjustable aluminum tripod, 2 high quality eyepieces, and a red dot finderscope. To enhance your experience under the stars, download Celestron¬タルs free SkyPortal app.
Listen to hundreds of audio descriptions of the most popular objects on your iOS or Android device while you observe them with your LCM telescope.
200, maybe. for the money they are asking for this you could easily get a much better setup. Mostly cheap plastic, weak aluminum, outdated ‘k’ eyepieces, and the bird jones lens is not or will ever be clear and crisp.
Great for the moon. Barely. Very hard to align. Finally, a side mount? Very unsteady! Celestron makes great products. Not this one tho.
I am very happy with the Celestron 114LCM 114mm f/9 telescope. I am returning to astronomy after 30 years and this telescope is a very good value as it meets all of my expectations. I am also extremely glad I purchased it from B & H as they have excellent prices and outstanding service.
Also, the free expedited shipping is really expedited.
This telescope is fairly easy to set up and use, and it gives quite nice magnification. I bought it for my 9 year old daughter and she is very happy with it. Light, easy to use and enjoyable. The alignment process has its learning curve, but it is straight forward once you get the hang of it.
Some comments on what I thought can be improved: The compartment that contains the batteries is made of very stiff plastic and locks with a latch that I thought could be made to fit better. The mounting mechanism that locks the cylindrical part which harbours the optical lenses to the tripod is very simple but also it can be insecure if you don’t pay close attention.
It is stabilized only by one screw that holds the sliding parts together. If the screw is not 100% tight or you don’t pay attention to the locking parts when tightening the screw you might drop the optical (cylindrical) part.
It almost happened with me when I mounted the telescope for the first time. Another thing that I thought is lacking with this telescope is a carrying bag, especially when most of your observations are outdoors.
It would have been great to have a padded shoulder bag at least for the sensitive optical part of the telescope to securely carry it around and store it. Over all I think it is a good product for the price, and it is a good starter especially for kids.
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NeXStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features.
With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, NeXStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NeXStar SLT’s can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Intelligent Design Powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778) these NeXStar GoTo’s love to travel. The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs.
With the NeXStar’s ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.
Celestron’s Revolutionary SkyAlign Using Celestron’s patented SkyAlign (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky.
You do not need to know the names of the stars you can even pick the Moon or bright planets!.
This is the first telescope I have ever tried to look through. The build quality was good and assembly was straight forward. However, we are yet to explore the full power of the scope yet. Waiting for the right weather condition for it.
So far, I haven’t been able to see anything other than stars, which are showing up as little dots anyway. Taking stars away for these reasons. 1. ) The Go-to- controller is a bit clumsy. We have hard time reading the information against the orange light especially when information text is sliding right to left quite fast.
2. ) For some of the objects I tried, I got warning about telescope colliding with telescope mount if I continue. I continued because the text wasn’t very clear on display and luckily I realized that the telescope would bump into base had I not turned it off.
I don’t understand why the software lets the telescope mount to move when it knows that doing so would damage the scope. 3. ) Should have come with power adapter.
I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and finding a dark place requires driving. I used to use an equatorial refractor but it was just a pain to set up and manual tracking is no fun either. The stand also weighed a bit.
This scope I set up in the dark in about 5 minutes and had aligned in another couple minutes. Be sure to make sure you set to the right time. It makes a difference. The skyalign feature isn’t exact but accurate enough as long as you know what you’re looking for.
Orion Nebula was in my view field but not centered. And it looks awesome through this scope. My only issue is the finder scope. It won’t center if tightened in it’s dove tail. Really my only reason for the 4* rating.
My suggestion if you have the same problem is center the eyepiece first and then look to see the position of the same star or whatever and that’s your center point. I purchased the Celestron lens package and battery backup and I don’t regret it.
The lenses it comes with are not the best and after reading other reviews about how the align can drain batteries fast I figured I would spend that on batteries. I haven’t run out of juice yet. The software it comes with is a little out of date (windows 95/98/2000 compatible).
They do have a celestron app though and that is pretty good. I suggest also putting the tube in some kind of secure bag with padding to protect it when transporting. And one last thing, B & H is where to buy from.
Celestron · Reflector · Altazimuth Mount · f/9 · 114 mm · Computerized · With Barlow Lens · 10. 4 lb · Beginners · With Finderscope This telescope uses your smartphone to easily analyze the sky. Ideal for beginners, the user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials are like having your own tour guide of the night sky.
I bought this from Best buy a few days ago, and have hand 2 nights to use it for a few hours. First, let me say this, Im very experienced with telescopes, observing, Astrophotography etc. Astronomy is my passion and I own probably a dozen serious telescopes, tripods, mounts, accessories, astro cameras etc.
I would not recommend this telescope. Ill start with the good, the Optical tube itself isnt bad at all. the optics arent bad, the focuser, although plasticy, is smooth and accepts larger 2″ eyepieces and the 5″ f/5 mirror offers some pleasing wide field views, and does decently well on the lunar, planetary, and brighter deep sky objects.
The app itself, Star Sense Explorer, is really cool, its the best part of the whole package. it can be a little buggy but in general, its very accurate, and allows you to locate tons of objects with ease.
The Bad: the tripod/ mount aren’t great. although it does have slow motion controls which is a plus, its cheap feeling, made of plastic, its shaky, with vibration taking a long time to settle down, and wost of all, probably the deal breaker for me, is that the telescope can not point to Zenith.
or anywhere near it. the scope maxes out at maybe 70°, hitting the tripod. this blocks the scope from viewing a huge portion of the sky, the darkest and clearest part of it. which is absolutely unacceptable for an astronomical telescope.
The mount simply doesn’t work with this optical tube. The accessories are also pretty poor. a 25mm and 10mm Kellner, made with cheap plastic barrels, while my work acceptably well in a slower refractor, are heavily abberated and very poor performers in an f/5 Newtonian.
Coma, and field curvature smear out stars everywhere but the exact center of view. Overall, the decent tube and good app are nullified by poor accessories and a completely incompatible tripod. Im may just use the OTA on another mount and adapt the star sense dock to another telescope.
If you want a real telescope, buy from a telescope dealer. The new 8″-10″ dobsonian versions of this series would be far far better, certainly worth the extra few hundred.
This is my first real telescope and my first time reviewing one so take my review with a grain of salt. As someone who recently took a strong interest in astronomy and look all over for a high quality but still affordable telescope you options do become rather limited in the affordable range.
This was the highest end Telescope Best Buy sold on their website (going strictly by the 130mm number and price compared to the other Celestron telescopes on here) and the price was just at the limit of the money I wanted to spend for my first telescope.
And I will say I am loving this telescope a few months later. Comes with everything needed to get started observing the stars and planets. I would recommend using the moon on a clear night to really get a full grasp on what you can see with it.
Now keep your expectations in place, don’t buy this telescope and think you will see Saturn and Jupiter like they appear in pictures from Hubble or Voyager. But you will still be able to see them and with the two eye pieces with plenty of clarity in a way you just can’t with the naked eye.
It comes with two eye pieces with different magnification and it’s a good place to start. You can buy more eye pieces which I will be doing shortly for more viewable and filters. So I can’t speak on them yet but with what is included for the price and ease of use and for beginners just starting out.
And the app which once you get it aligned and learn how to use it with the telescope helps finding objects in the sky with extreme ease. Overall highly recommend this for people just starting out.
The Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ is a well made refractor beginning telescope that utilizes the processing power of newer cellphones in conjunction with a Starsense Explorer App that provides for manual guidance of the telescope to a selected celestial object.
By moving the telescope using arrows on the App towards the user’s chosen object, one can not only reach the chosen object to view, but also develop a greater knowledge of the location of celestial objects in the sky.
A clear sky is required for the App to function correctly, but due to the provided red dot finder a user can also manually find objects in the sky the “old-fashioned” way. The OTA with a f/5 focal ratio five inch (130mm) aperture and 650mm focal length allows for sufficient light gathering power to be able to view objects clearly and sharply.
The OTA is made of steel with other parts of the telescope made of a high quality plastic. The tripod is aluminum. The focuser is a 2 inch rack and pinion type with an included adapter for the use of 1.
25 inch eyepieces. Included 1. 25 inch eyepieces are fair quality 1. 25 inch 25mm and 10mm.
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized Go To telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features.
With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes – with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or an optional AC adapter, these NexStar GoTo’s love to travel.
The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs. With the NexStar’s ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation.
With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky. Using Celestron’s SkyAlign system, simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky.
You do not need to know the names of the stars- you can even pick the Moon or bright planets.
Purchased in its promotions, genuine standard goods, reasonable price equivalent with its value, very satisfied with this deal. However, the packaging is sketchy, lacks a lot of cushioning and shockproof, mainly cardboard.
The telescope’s condition is not guaranteed, the optical tube is in a dusty state. Seems that the goods have been stored for a long time and are not preserved well, there is a hard-to-clean stain like a scratch on the main objective lens.
Waiting for seller’s response for maintenance warranty.
The Celestron Nexstar SLT GOTO 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is mediocre in quality, just as good as any other GOTO. The casings, actual covers, are plastic and the legs are hollow. The battery case and compartment is cheap.
“keep in mind, this a plastic telescope, more of a toy. ” I had to tighten screws all around the mount assembly before use. The actual 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is good though, it is sharper than a 127mm reflecting PowerSeeker.
Reflectors look blurry and irregular, when compared to even this small 90mm MAK. The small 90mm has the least abberations out of any telescope type and the mirrors are perfectly aligned. The telescope’s mount is top heavy and I only reccomend going up to a 127mm with it.
The GOTO function is okay, just average, cheap. Overall, it is a toy telescope.
First scope, so my opinions should be taken as purely amateur. We got it for the kids for Easter but I was able to take it out of the box, assemble it and try it out Easter-Eve, and I’ve been very impressed with it.
Assembly took about 20-25m or so: not too bad at all. The tri-pod is rock solid on adjustable legs. The two included eyepieces work great, and I had a 2x Barlow (from a previous attempt to buy a telescope) that fit into the rotation seamlessly.
We had a near-full moon here and I was able to check it out with ease, and it makes a pretty good object to use to ~bore-sight the red dot/aiming finderscope that mounts inline along the body of the main scope.
With the less-powerful eyepiece you can fit the whole full moon in the view, the greater magnification piece = you can begin to easily focus on quarters or eighths of the moon. When I put the 2x Barlow in in conjunction with either of the two included, I was able to focus on craters inside of craters, though the tracking understandably becomes more difficult at that point.
The focus control is very simple to use. I have not yet experimented with much of the computerized automation, only tried this scope with the moon and used the adjustable-rate motor to track it. My next target of interest is Saturn (if it’s around?), and I’m really looking forward to this weekend when the kids will be able to stay up late enough to check it out without having to worry about getting up for school.
I’ll have to experiment with the triangulation that is required before we can use the pre-programmed celestial spotting functions of the scope. One other note, our celestron Power Tank is still on backorder, but the scope functioned without any trouble at all on the required AA battery power.
We decided the Power Tank would be a good investment when taking the car out away from the city lights as far as possible for stargazing on summer nights. This seems like a really solid investment for an entry-level telescope, and I’m eager to let the kids have a try with it.
The only reasons I gave four stars is because I can’t have tested for longevity/durability yet, and because I don’t have any relativity to compare it against any other products since this is my first scope.
My initial experience with it was five stars, so I hope that will remain the case. OK cheers,.
Let a Celestron NexStar SE Telescopehelp you find thousands of stars, planets, galaxies and more at the touch of a button! 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, superior optical coatings, and much more.
With the NexStar SE, you are in the driver’s seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using our patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects.
All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view! Don’t know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NexStar SE lead you on a guided tour of the night sky! The ”Tour” feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location, anywhere in the world! Not only can your NexStar SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well.
Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable telescope 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.
Celestron NexStar SE Key Features Computerized hand control with nearly 40,000 object database & motorized altazimuth mount. Quick release optical tube offers easy, no-tool setup. StarBright XLT enhances coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity.
Flash upgradeable hand control lets you update your telescope’s software via the internet. Internal battery compartment prevents cord wrap during use. Includes NexRemote telescope control software for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
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 9×50 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.
Great for beginning or intermediate users. Easy to break down and move about and setup. I have owned mostly Meade scopes and being the first celestron scope I was fairly impressed with the outcome. Views were sharp on distant stars and the moon looked extremely clear.
Can take short exposure photos but most long time exposure photos would take more advanced and expensive equipment. I bought mine used but even new theyre a good bargain. I use an adapter for power and the cord could have been longer, but an extension allows more flexibility.
I’m a relative newbie, so was looking for a good all-rounder telescope. The 6SE certainly fits the bill. It is large enough to get a good amount of light in, small enough to be easily portable, and the driven mount and star align are relatively simple to use.
The one feature that is harder to use is the spotter scope, but as this was well flagged in reviews I was prepared for this when I purchased and used one of the online hacks to make it easier to set up.
Thoroughly recommended. I should add that the customer service and delivery from Picstop was flawless.
The largest aperture of the CPC GPS line, The CPC 1100 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope has the most light gathering power and has a limiting magnitude of nearly 15. The CPC 1100 GPS takes full advantage of its vast database of thousands of NGC and Abell galaxies as well as delivering a level of detail to all your favorite deep sky objects.
This CPC 1100 GPS features Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings. With sophisticated software features like Hibernate function, the CPC can maintain its star alignment night after night without needing to be re-aligned, making it an ideal instrument for a permanent observatory facility.
The CPC GPS is the most portable of Celestron’s top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes. This telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or, with optional wedge and CCD cameras, as a serious astrophotographer’s tool.
Turn this scope to planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; see Cassini’s Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach.
Although large in aperture, with its conveniently located carrying handles and an instrument weight of 65 lb. , this telescope is portable enough to setup in your backyard or take with you to your favorite dark sky location.
AutoGuider port, Auxiliary port, camera adaptable, 16-channel GPS receiver
Finderscope with laser pointer
Altazimuth (fork mount)
Electronic Control System
Electronic Control System Memory
40000 celestial objects
Service & Support
Reviews From Real Customers
I’ve owned three Meade LX200’s over the years… decided to give Celestron a try. Let’s make this really simple… the CPC Deluxe 1100 HD is better than the Meade LX 200 in every way possible… every aspect of the system has been thought out in detail and built to provide the best possible experience.
Scope alignment is simple and the goto is spot on every time. The scope is a bit heavy but is ergonomically constructed so as to make it easy to move around and set up. Compared to the LX200 this scope is quiet as a mouse.
The optics are excellent and everything they are advertised to be. Best visual observing I’ve ever experienced. I can’t say enough good things about this telescope. If you want a top of the line system that will surpass every expectation you have, this is that system Five thumbs up!.
I was expecting a lot from this telescope, and it was even better than I had hoped. The tube is a work of art, and the tripod and mount are beasts. It’s about as large and heavy as I’d want. Glad I chose the 9.
25 over the 11 inch. All the planets look great and are easy. The larger nebulas are very clear and M3 cluster shows a sprinkling of stars throughout and has a three dimensional quality. I have another GoTo scope I use and really like but the accuracy of this model in finding objects is nearly perfect.
It took me months before I found this model with Orion, lady took my call was very helpful placing my order. Five stars. The unit arrive via UPS and the outside box was damaged, even boots foot prints “on the box side” !! They walk on or kick the box My complain I have is that instructions are very basic or generally and lacks substance.
I guess celestron thing that if you purchase this model , you knows everything. WRONG!! It will be helpful if celestron have tuition on the telescope. For the nextstar handheld software, is a lot of work , when you have a Mac model.
Also I don’t understand the sending a car power cable instead of ac/dc or both. It will save time , because not every place have it , if you want the original model. Since I got is been cloudy , hopefully will be able to try it tomorrow with blue moon.
last but not less important , collimation!! I hope is ok after how it arrived but just the idea of doing this calibration terrify me. Let see what happen!!.
With the eVscope eQuinox you can enjoy the beauty of deep space, protect the planet against nearearth asteroids, conduct handson science, and so much more. All with one smart, fast, portable, connected device.
No advanced training is required to begin your eQuinox outer space adventure. Novices and pros alike can grow their space discoveries and science skills, using one powerful, portable smart device.
I have owned 6” and 8” SCT telescopes and a 14” Dobsonian, but the Unistellar eQuinox had me jumping for joy. I charged it on its arrival and took it outside my condo that night in the suburbs. It was so easy to turn on, align, check collimation, focus, and take a dark frame.
I was amazed it only took 5 minutes. The software was easy to use and the connection to my iPad was stable even though I operated it from the warmth of my living room for half the cold night. The first thing I looked at was Orion’s Great Nebula.
It was amazing in the Live View and absolutely outstanding in the Enhanced Vision mode. I have viewed numerous objects thus far and am loving astronomy more than I ever have. I even viewed a dim comet and can hardly wait for the next “good” comet.
In addition to the above, this scope is design perfection. Only a tripod and the mount + scope parts. The tripod is a work of art as is the scope. They are also highly functional I have not been able to view any planets, but Uranus was pretty great and at least I was sure I was looking at it since this scope always centers the object it slews too.
I can hardly wait to try it on Saturn or Jupiter, but I am sure I will like them, but still use my SCTs to view them I love this telescope and have the highest customer satisfaction I have ever had. I do not know anyone at Unistellar or OPT and am not being paid by anyone.
This product deserves this review. There may be some astrophotographers that may dislike this scope, but I can look at new objects after every 5 minutes in the comfort of my home and not spend a lot of time assembling parts and hooking up wires.
That being said, serious astrophotographers are amazing and I for one love their monumental efforts at producing the most beautiful and awesome displays of our incredible universe.
The sales staff was pleasant, patient and easy to deal with. I could recommend them for that alone, but I also paid $600. 00 less than MSRP! What’s not to like? Now to the telescope: If you’re an aging amateur astronomer like myself whose eyes aren’t what they used to be, I highly recommend this scope.
It does everything the manufacturer claims. I am sooo impressed! I’m 60yrs old not what you’d call tech savvy. I watched a number of tutorials on the net while waiting for the scope to arrive, and when it came time to actually set up the scope myself, I found it was actually EASIER than I thought it was going to be.
For first light I chose M51 the Whirlpool galaxy. The scope slewed to it, I hit the enhanced vision, and within 28 seconds I was seeing it as I never thought possible from my light polluted skies! Truly amazing.
I felt like I was 10yrs old again glimpsing the rings of Saturn for the first time! If you’re on the fence, don’t be. You’re never going to see deep space objects like this unless you have thousands of dollars in astrophotography equipment and have spent years navigating the night sky.
Wanna see nebulae in color? This little scope is a game changer!.
The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than Celestron’s 114mm telescope. And the 130 SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control. The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars.
With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 114 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Celestron’s SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze.
View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, the polar ice caps on Mars, the cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42).
Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130 SLT’s 5″ primary mirror. Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.
Gets the job done. If you don’t screw it up. It is a great telescope tbh and can easily see things faint and bright. The goto system does what is expected and works well except for one flaw. I should have know where things are located at in the sky.
I chose a random object and it points the telescope straight up. Only to hit the tripod legs and keeps forcing it into the tripod legs. This was clearly a manufacturer mistake as the telescope should have known that the legs were there and it led to a burnt motor on the horizontal axis.
I can’t use the goto system anymore since then it has “fried the chip” due to moving the motor up and down after it was partially burnt out. Err code 17. I tried reaching out to Celestron and they didn’t pick up after I was on hold for 40+ minutes!!! Tried by email and the replied with “we will get back to you soon we are busy” or something within those terms!!!Soo clearly this is made as a beginners telescope and they can’t even make a “no go-to zone” in the code?!? This was partially at my fault but the manufacturer could of done some remodeling so it didn’t hit the tripod legs.
I am using the standard tripod legs that came with the telescope. Manufacturer is at fault and I wish to hear from them soon.
Great scope/tripod for the money. The go to is also nice, when it works. Few tips to perfect your night. Try and get a 12v lithium external battery. The AA batteries aren’t enough to precise track anything and the motor runs at half speed with batteries.
Use 2 star align and make sure theyre on opposite sides of the sky. After a successful alignment click “menu” on the handcontrol and scroll until you see “precise go to” use that. Download an app called stellarium or use telego and input the declination/ascension for the object you want to look at.
It will direct you to a nearby object for you to center into your eyepiece. After its algined it will slew to the object you chose and depending on how good your previous alignment was it will track the target as well as an Alt Az mount can.
For astrophotography you will need to mod this scope. Newtonians aren’t great for astrophotography since its impossible to get prime focus because of the size of the focus tube. So you’ll have to move the primary mirror up or use a mirrorless camera.
Literally no complaints on the build quality and came extremely well collimated out of the box. The tripod is also pretty good for the price.
The 130SLT is a good telescope and mounting system provided you understand its limitations. The OTA is the strong point of this setup. The optics are of good quality, the scope seems to hold its collimation pretty well, and the sloppy focuser can be improved with some replacement grease and adjusting of the tension screws.
Also, this scope takes 2-inch eyepieces, which is almost unheard of at this price point. The 130 has the largest aperture (5. 1) of the SLT line, a good size for general observing. The SLT mount is pretty solidly constructed.
The azimuth axis is permanently engaged to the drive gears, and so can only be moved with the hand controller. The altitude axis can be moved freely, but does not have a lock-down mechanism which can cause the scope to tilt if it is unbalanced.
The dovetail clamp is well designed and holds the scope securely. The NexStar GOTO system is known for its excellent accuracy. Just keep in mind the tripod needs to be exactly level and there needs to be adequate power for slews to be accurate.
The mount takes 8 AA batteries but I would recommend purchasing an AC adapter or using a cigarette adapter and 12V power source. As with most budget scopes, the tripod leaves something to be desired.
It is a standard aluminum tripod with plastic connectors. It is fine for low power viewing but the shakes take a while to dampen at higher powers. That being said, the setup is very portable and can be carried with ease.
Total weight assembled is about 25 pounds. Aside from that, you also get a good red dot finder, two decent eyepieces, adapters for 1. 25 and 2 eyepieces, and instructions to get going. As far as value goes, $400 for a good scope and GOTO system is a bargain.
If you can live with the mediocre tripod, then you cant really go wrong with the 130SLT package.
The new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with stateoftheart features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control,superior 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.
Align your NexStar SE telescope in minutes with our new SkyAlign technology. Just point the telescope at three bright stars and let the computer do the rest. You dont even need to know the names of the stars!.
Once I got the finder scope lined up it worked just fine. Last night, with only a one star alignment (Arcturus, alt/az mode) I observed Saturn and its rings, and some bands across the sphere. I little later I observed Jupiter, several bands, and the moons Io, Ganymede, and Europa.
It was an extreme pleasure since with my much bigger CGE 2000 almost everything South is blocked by my house. It was a pleasure to once again view the planets. When seeing gets better in the fall I look forward to viewing some star clusters and nebulae.
If you’re in search of a computerized telescope with the same star locating technology found on our more advanced telescopes at a price that fits your family’s budget, you’ll love the Celestron 114LCM with all glass optics.
This computerized Newtonian telescope and its Go – To mount has been designed to automatically locate thousands of celestial objects with a simple push of a button on your Nex – Star+ hand control. Our proprietary Sky – Align alignment procedure is simple to use, so you’re ready to explore the universe in minutes.
The process starts by centering any three bright objects in your telescope’s eyepiece. From there, your LCM can calculate its position and orient itself to the night sky. The 114LCM is built with a lightweight computerized mount that makes this telescope compact, portable, and the perfect companion for star parties, camping trips, and impromptu backyard observing sessions.
When the Sky Tour button is pressed, the LCM will populate a list of the best celestial objects visible at that moment in the night sky. The Celestron LCM telescope for adults comes with an adjustable aluminum tripod, two high-quality eyepieces (25mm and 9mm), and a Star – Pointer red dot finderscope.
To enhance your experience under the stars, download Celestron’s free Sky – Portal app. Listen to hundreds of audio descriptions of the most popular objects on your i – OS or Android device while you observe them with your LCM telescope.
The 114LCM Computerized Telescope includes a free download of our Starry Night Basic Edition astronomy software for an interactive sky simulation. With the largest optics in the LCM series, this telescope for astronomy beginners has enough light-gathering ability to provide extraordinary views of all the best celestial objects.
You can explore our Solar System, from the moons of Jupiter to the rings of Saturn, or deep space, from the Orion Nebula to the Pleiades Star Cluster and hundreds of other objects. Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960.
The mount is very sturdy for this lightweight OTA; the problem is the mount head bolt is epoxy fixed, so the head cannot be replaced. The scope itself has the longer 660mm focal length, as compared to the standard 600 of most 100mm objectives.
The doublet achro lens are single coated for anti reflections; however, this does not detract from image quality. The lens housing is plastic. The dew shield is too short to be effective at reducing light reflections.
The 2″ focuser has the longer tube, to accomodate the longer focal length; as it would seem the normal 600mm scopes actually use the same scope tube. Chromatic abberations are not bad for a semi-fast f/6.
5 telescope. Whereas an f/5 scope will give nice purple fringing on bright objects, such as Sirius; the 102AZ gave a smaller blueish fringe. The small dovetail attached directly to the scope tube is not as effective as would be an actual system of scope rings with an 8″ dovetail.
The lens quality is quite good and would benefit from upgraded rings/dovetail, double speed focuser, longer dew shield, & better lens housing.
My 6-year-old future astronaut has been captivated with space and especially the Moon since she was a baby, so we got her a real “grown up” telescope for her birthday. She loved it! I was worried that she wouldn’t be able to look through the telescope herself, but we just attached the phone adapter and she could see the Moon perfectly on the phone screen, plus we got some great pics.
We also looked at Venus, which happened to be next to the Moon and will be trying to find more planets and stars soon. I agree with the other reviewer who said to line up the mini scope with the red dot and use that to find things.
My husband set that up during the day and then when we used the telescope at night it was very easy.
Before I bought it, I read reviews on the product from different sites where sold the products. Those reviews were pretty good and that’s why I decided to buy it. However, I tried it and see if I could telescope and see the moon or the planets in universe or stars.
and I couldn’t see anything. The manual that came with the product only showed how to assemble it but not how to use it. There were only TWO diff size lens but none of them made me see the sky. I tried to google to see if I could find instructions of how to use it.
Well, none I could find. So I decided to return it since it became useless.
The worlds most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic orange tube design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster. Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if youre 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.
The Nexstar 8se is, on the whole a great telescope. Celestron have developed an affordable 8″ light bucket with a go to alt-az mount which is excellent for observations through an eyepiece. The alt-az alignment procedure is very straightforward, although this works best when performed manually as opposed to the auto two star alignment.
The 8se can be used for astrophotography, however it will require a wedge to convert the mount to an equatorial. Celestron do make a compatible wedge, but these do not come cheap. Also, a 2″ focal reducer will greatly increase the field of view for large scale deep sky objects but this is again, a separate purchase.
Although the telescope will run off AA batteries, it will rinse them in no time, therefore a power tank which will last a lot longer is another add-on worth investing in, and seems to allow the scope to move more smoothly.
Aligning the 8se with a wedge for astro imaging is a little more complicated, but there is an easy to follow guide on the Celestron website. The add-ons can make this an expensive purchase, but the telescope itself is a good starting point, and the extras can be purchased over time.
I purchased mine during lockdown and feared I may have invested a lot of money in an ephemeral hobby which would subside when life returned to normal; and while there are a lot of telescopes on the market which can be hobby-killers, it has certainly not been the case with this one.
First off, OPT did a fantastic job getting my new telescope out to me – received it the next day, even though I paid standard shipping. Really appreciate that. Secondly, setting up the scope was pretty intuitive – I was able to get everything together in maybe 20 minutes.
But getting the SkyAlign feature to work has been impossible. I read the manual and spent two hours watching YouTube videos on how to configure the SkyAlign feature, but still no joy. The first issue is when I enter my location.
I’d love to manually enter my longitude/latitude but after entering my longitude coordinates, the handheld device won’t let me progress. I press “Enter,” expecting to be prompted to enter my latitude coordinates, but instead the “Enter” button acts as a back button and takes me to the previous coordinate.
No matter how many times I enter my longitude and hit “Enter”, I can’t get to latitude. I’ve restarted the device several times but it’s still buggy. So I chose to use the city database option, which requires me to manually enter continent/country/state/city/time/date each time I try to set SkyAlign.
Annoying but not the end of the world. Still, it would be nice if the device simply remembered what I input the first time. Disappointingly, after spending nearly two hours pointing the scope at the sky, focusing on three objects and hitting ‘Align,’ the alignment has yet to work.
Fails every time. I’m assuming this is a user error but man, it shouldn’t be this hard. Three YouTube videos deep and I’m doing everything the users describe, but no luck. I was hoping to use the scope the first night I bought it but no luck.
The thought of repackaging everything and returning it is as depressing as my inability to get it to work. Other reviews of this scope are really positive so I’ll try again tomorrow night.
Likes: -Set up only takes 10-20 minutes. -Eye pieces are well-crafted and the main mirror allows for clear views. -Ability to automatically slew to objects in the sky with the touch of a button. -Celestron carrying case is great for all of the small accessories.
Dislikes: -Telescope stand isn’t sturdy enough to prevent vibration or shaking. Unfortunately, this makes it difficulty to fully enjoy the image you are looking at. There are vibration pads for purchase, but you would think this would be built into the stand from the start (especially with the price you are paying).
-Too many items/pieces to bring when going out to a viewing site, so not as portable. Any cases online are very overpriced also.
Let a Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescopehelp you find thousands of stars, planets, galaxies, and more at the touch of a button! In the tradition of Celestron’s famous orange optical tubes, the NexStar SE TelescopeFamily 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, superior coatings, and much more.
Requires 8 AA batteries (user-supplied). With the Celestron NexStar 4 SE, you are in the driver’s seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. UsingCelestron’s patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects.
All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view! Don’t know what object to choose? Let the intelligent Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescopegive you a guided tour of the night sky! The ”Tour” feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world! Not only can your CelestronNexStar SE Telescopefind objects, it can teach you about them as well.
Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portabletelescope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a CelestronNexStar SE Telescopewill help you take a closer look.
The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over.
Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with Ne – XStar Evolution 8, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated Wi – Fi. Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet.
Connect your device to Ne – XStar Evolution’s built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for i – OS and Android. Use the planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time or display a list of celestial objects currently visible based on your time and location.
Our proprietary Sky – Align alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes. The Celestron engineers designed Ne – XStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback.
It offers many thoughtful design features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars. Forget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, Ne – XStar Evolution includes its own built-in lithium-ion battery.
You’ll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use Ne – XStar Evolution’s USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session.
Setting up your Ne – XStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The steel tripod features leg etchings to help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off.
Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator. Superior tracking fit for Astroimaging If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 6-inch Ne – XStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started.
It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers worm gears, along with improved motors. Ne – XStar Evolution’s tracking accuracy is so impressive, you can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera.
As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add our Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with Star – Bright XLT optical coatings a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.
Ne – XStar Evolution includes a Star – Pointer finderscope, two 1. 25″ Plossl eyepieces, a 1. 25″ star diagonal, AC adapter, and optional hand control.
A lot depends on what you want to use the telescope for. It’s fine for the moon and planets, brighter double stars, and bright deep space objects. However, it is not suitable for astrophotography of nebulae and fainter galaxies without adding an astrophotography camera ($1000 or so) and stacking software on a computer attached to the camera.
There is a huge learning curve for this. Some reviews say it is “portable” but of course that depends on your physical strength. As a person in my mid-70s in fairly good shape but no weight lifter, I find that is quite difficult to attach the optical tube to the mount.
The handles are not very helpful because you have to grab the optical tube in a bear hug while trying to slide the adapter onto the mount on thr tripod, which also move around. There is an old saying: the best telescope is the one that you actually use.
If you are in a highly light polluted area and/or where there is a lot of cloudy weather, you will be tempted to say “maybe another night!” You won’t want to struggle to put the scope together only to have the clouds roll in.
For a beginner telescope I would strongly recommend a much more portable setup like one of Celestron’s smaller Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes or a small reflector or small refractor. For sure, you won’t want to carry the assembled unit outside unless you have very good body strength.
I have been using this scope for about 10 months. My last telescope was a cheap Costco dob, so this is my first real telescope. It says culminated, connects quickly to wifi, is fairly stable in light wind, and is very easy to setup.
I keep the tripod in a large tripod bag and the telescope in a large pelican case. With this combination, I can safely take this scope anywhere in a modestly portable setup. Everything seems well bad and it hasn’t had any issues in my 30+ observing sessions.
Go-to is very accurate if you do 3 star alignment and then add stars via the app. It can slew across the whole sky and land dead on to a target. My biggest issue, as many have said, is the red dot finder.
It is cheap and even as a fit young man, it is a pain on my back to look through if I need to align to something high in the sky. For the money, they should include a better finder. A RACI finder is my next accessory and should have been included.
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features.
With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NexStar SLTs can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Automatically Locates The Wonders Of The Universe With Its Motorized System & On Board Computer! All glass, fully coated optics reveal the depths of our solar system and the wonders of the Universe. Fully adjustable tripod features a convenient accessory tray.
Easy to use computerized hand control allows user to locate objects at the touch of a button. – High quality 80 mm (3. 2 ) refractor – Quick-release computerized base, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up – Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects – Lightweight Computerized Mount – Includes The Sky – X Planetarium software.
The Celestron 80LCM 80mm f/11 Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescope features an 80mm objective lens configured in a refractor optical path that allows for detailed observation of the Moon and planets with true color rendition and very little distortion across the entire field of view.
This complete observation platform includes a motorized fork mount, a computer controller, two eyepieces, a 90° star diagonal, and a red-dot finderscope. The brain of the 80LCM is the venerable NexStar controller.
Equipped with a database of over 4000 objects, with the ability for users to program up to 99 of their own objects, the controller is a feature-rich GoTo system with multiple alignment aids including the Sky Align system.
Simply enter in the day, time, and coordinates where the scope is set up, and the Sky Align algorithms will go to where three prominent objects should be in the sky. Simply confirm each one is in the center of the eyepiece and the scope is aligned with the GoTo system orientated.
Don’t know what to view? Use the Sky or Constellation Tours to see the best objects overhead, or in your favorite constellation.
This iteration of the NexStar Evolution 8 203mm f/10 EdgeHD Aplanatic Cassegrain GoTo Telescope from Celestron is a powerful, versatile, and user-friendly compact catadioptric-style scope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to deep-sky objects like galaxies and nebulae.
The EdgeHD optical system is designed to virtually eliminate spherical and chromatic aberrations so views through it are flat and distortion-free across the entire field of view, with accurate color rendition.
Using Celestron’s proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multi-coated lenses, highly reflective multi-coated mirrors, and four-element rare-earth glass.
While the focal ratio is a slow f/10, the scope’s precision tracking system, complemented by the StarSense AutoAlign system and distortion-free optical qualities, allow it to be a competent astrophotography/astroimaging platform for the Moon, planets, prominent deep-sky objects, and wide-field photos.
The Celestron Edge HD telescope is a great telescope. The tracking system is spot on and the star sense alignment works very well. My only issue is the app can be a little glitchy during wifi set up and I would’ve like to have more eye pieces and a camera adapter with the system.
I bought those separately and they work very well. I also got the Celestron eyepiece and filter package and they work well. I haven’t tried the filters on planets yet but am looking forward to it. I’ve noticed the barrow lens can make things a little blurry but I think it might have been weather artifacts.
One thing that is undeniable with the Edge HD are the optics. All and all, a great purchase.
A few years ago, I indulged my lifelong interest in the stars by getting my first telescope, a used SkyProdigy6 (SP6). After struggling with it for several years, last Christmas I moved up to the Evolution 8 HD (Evo), with the intent of using it at home, and the lighter SP6 for star parties.
However, once I started using the Evo, the SP6 has just sat at home gathering dust. Yes, I need to have my husband there to help me assemble it in the field, and even at a dark sky party, there are enough Wi-Fi signals bouncing around from other members and guests that I have opted to just use the HC (hand control), which is Celestrons customer support #1 suggestion where others may be using Wi-Fi telescope control, plus everyones phone in the area.
I feel that is something that Celestron needs to address. But the FOV, Wow! So crisp, so clear, and the HC is ten times easier for me to use than the one I have for the SP6 because the directions dont scroll in red across the screen.
Instead, it gives a two line description, and then moves on with the up or down button. It was a great move for me, I love my new telescope and recommend it.
Computerized telescope automatically locates thousands of celestial objects using the NexStar+ hand control. Follow the simple SkyAlign alignment procedure and you’re ready to observe in minutes! Large 114 mm Newtonian reflector offers the most light-gathering ability in the LCM telescope family.
Not sure what to observe? Press the Sky Tour button and your telescope generates a list of the best objects currently visible Comes with everything you need to get started with astronomy, including 2 eyepieces and a full-height tripod.
Astronomy made simple. Let a NeXStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets galaxies and more at the touch of a button! With the NeXStar SE, you are in the driver’s seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you.
Using the patented NeXStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view! Don’t know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NeXStar SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The Tour feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world! Not only can your NeXStar SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well.
Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control. Celestron’s Revolutionary SkyAlign: The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over. NeXStar SE telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! Using Celestron’s patented SkyAlign, simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects and the telescope does the rest.
You do not need to know the names of the stars, you can even pick the moon or bright planets. Celestron Observer’s Accessory Kit The Celestron Observer’s Accessory Kit is a great way to expand the functionality and enjoyment of your telescope.
Each eyepiece features a four-element design with a 52-degree apparent field of view. The lenses are fully multi-coated to improve light transmission and protect the optics. The 17 mm Plossl included in this kit will double in power, effectively becoming a 8.
5 mm eyepiece, and the 6 mm will provide the magnification of a 3 mm. Any other 1. 25″ eyepieces you already have will also work in this desirable accessory, giving you even more magnification choices.
Remember, high magnifications do not always produce clear, sharp results, especially on evenings of poor or moderate seeing conditions. Experiment to find the magnifications that are best for you and your telescope.
Instructions for attaching your camera are included with the Observer’s Accessory Kit. Filters – Colored filters bring out certain details on a planet’s surface or its cloud structure. Both planetary filters, as well as the Moon filter, can be used on any 1.
25″ eyepiece with the proper filter threads. Just screw one onto your eyepiece of choice and slide it into the focuser. The #80A is a medium-blue filter that enhances the contrast of the cloud belts on Jupiter and the polar ice caps on Saturn.
It also can be used to increase contrast on the Moon if you don’t mind the color shift. The #25 filter is a deep red color and is a good choice when you want to define the polar ice caps on Mars. It’s also fun to use this filter when observing Jupiter.
The #25 Red filter blocks quite a bit of light coming through your telescope, however, so it is best used on bright objects with larger aperture telescopes. The Moon filter is one of the first accessories most new amateur astronomers buy, and for good reason! It helps block out a portion of the light the Moon sends into your eyepiece so you can see details better.
You can also try this filter on Venus; it blocks enough glare so that the planet’s phases can more easily be seen.
Love it so far. Due to cold and lots of cloud cover, I have only calibrated the finder scope and viewed the moon. That was awesome! The mount is well built and everything is solid and everything works well.
Looking forward to many nights of learning and viewing.
This 6 inch telescope is ideal for our clear Hawaiian skies. It came very quickly and was well packaged. It was very easy to set up. The instructions were clear. There was no calibration required other than aiming the laser star finder.
The nextstar go to mount is very easy to set up and orient. We are enjoying the night sky very much!.
After much research purchased the Celestron 6se for its power and portability. Almost out of the box I was able to view the moon. It is easy to handle and really quite well built. Everything was packaged superbly and arrived the next day.
I made the right choice and would recommend this telescope. Time will tell how it will last but based on the quality , I would say I will have and enjoy it a long time.
A computerized telescope is a great tool for beginning astronomers because it can help them learn about the night sky and find objects to observe. The telescope can be used to find constellations, planets, and other objects of interest.
The computer can also be used to control the telescope and keep track of the objects being observed.