The Celestron NexStar 5SE is an ideal beginner telescope with go-to convenience. It's 5" aperture will reach beyond the moon and planets and introduce you to deep space objects. The total weight of 28 lbs makes this an incredibly portable instrument.
Let a NextStar SE help 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 new NexStar SE Family combines the classic herritage of
the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art
features including a fully computerized operating system,
flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, our
revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much
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 eypiece 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
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
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.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are
over. NexStar SE telescopes can be setup 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.
NexStar SE Key Features
Computerized hand control unit with nearly 40,000 object
database and motorized altazimuth mount
Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximun light
transmission and clarity
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects,
for a fast and easy alignment process.
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and
accurately locating objects
Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's
operating software via the internet
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during
Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced
control of your telescope via computer
THE SKY planetarium software - with 10,000 object database,
printable sky maps, and enhanced images
Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. This unit includes a power cord that is compatible with all Celestron NexStar telescopes and will quickly pay for itself with the savings over conventional batteries.
Astrozap flexible dew shields are the ultimate flexible dew shield made of lightweight durable ABS plastic with a felt lined interior. These shields will delay the formation of dew for several hours under average conditions.