Let a Celestron NexStar SE Telescope 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 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.
- "THE SKY" Planetarium software features a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and enhanced images.
Celestron StarSense AutoAlign
The revolutionary technology in the award-winning SkyProdigy telescope is now available for almost every Celestron computerized telescope.
Before StarSense, using a computerized telescope required a lengthy alignment process of finding and centering at least two bright stars in the telescope’s eyepiece. But StarSense automatically aligns itself, no user input needed. With StarSense, you become an instant astronomer—even if you’ve never used a telescope before.
StarSense is not only compatible with all of Celestron’s current computerized telescope models, but backwards compatible with many older models as well.
The StarSense Accessory includes a small digital camera that attaches to the telescope’s optical tube, along with a specialized hand controller. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand controller, and StarSense starts capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database of 40,000 celestial objects. In about three minutes, StarSense will gather enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more based on your exact time and location.
Even the most advanced telescope users will love using the affordable StarSense Accessory. StarSense replaces expensive software used for Advanced Mount Modeling, providing superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. Users can add as many calibration stars as desired to give their telescope mount a new level of accuracy.
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