Telescope Of The Year

collection:Celestron Nexstar Se Series Telescopes

Back-to-Back-to-Back Winner! We are excited to announce, for the third year running, the Celestron NexStar SE Series Telescopes as the Telescope of the Year for 2014. Astronomers of all skill and experience levels keep getting their hands on these excellent-yet-accessible telescopes, anchored by the recognizable Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain optical systems and easy alignment technology. Each NexStar scope, in sizes from 4 to 8 inches, boasts quality glass from Celestron with proprietary StarBright XLT coatings for bright, clear, consistent, and accurate images.

What really sets this series apart, however, is the incredible and easy integration of technology. On a custom mount, each SE uses SkyAlign technology to quickly and easily align using any 3 objects in the sky. Once set, NexStar is ready to take the user on a fully automated tour of the night sky, with over 40,000 objects pre-programmed. You can take control and send your scope pointing at any available object, or let NexStar take the reins and get a full tour based on the best objects in your location. Add your own objects, mark sightings as favorites to return later, and make your telescope experience your own. With easy hand controls, seeing the night sky through a Celestron SE can be like opening your eyes for the first time.

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