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Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle

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4.5

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  • Celestron Power Tank
  • AC Adapter for power near an outlet
  • The Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit for getting all magnification levels
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What's Included?

NexStar 6SE Telescope, Tripod, 25mm Eyepiece, StarPointer Finderscope, NexRemote Software, "The-Sky" CD-ROM

Description

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.


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!

 


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.

 

About Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes

 

Celestron’s excellent Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes are compact and portable and represent the best all-purpose design for a wide variety of uses from terrestrial and deep sky viewing to astrophotography.


Catadioptrics use a combination of mirrors and lenses to "fold" (reflect) the light path and form an image. In a Schmidt-Cassegrain, the light enters through a thin aspheric Schmidt correcting lens. It then strikes the spherical primary mirror. It is reflected back up the tube and intercepted by a small secondary mirror which reflects the light out an opening in the rear of the instrument where the image is formed at the eyepiece.


Catadioptrics are the most popular and most modern type of telescope optical design and are marketed throughout the world in 3.5" and larger apertures. Catadioptric telescopes combine the practical advantages of lenses and mirrors while eliminating their disadvantages. They offer the clarity and contrast of refractors with the low aberration of reflectors. Catadioptrics have an average focal ratio of f/10, which is wide enough for all types of photography. They are also easier to maintain because all optical elements are solidly mounted and rigidly collimated. Catadioptric telescopes provide the best possible combination of light gathering power, long focal length, portability and affordability.

 

Schmidt-Cassegrain Advantages

 

  • Very versatile, best all-purpose telescope design
  • Combines the optical advantages of both lenses and mirrors while eliminating their disadvantages
  • Excellent optics and razor sharp images over a wide field
  • Excellent for deep sky observing and astrophotography as well as terrestrial viewing
  • Very good for lunar, planetary and binary star observing
  • Focal ratio generally around f/10, it also has the best near focus capability of any type of telescope
  • Closed tube design reduces image-degrading air currents
  • Extremely compact and portable
  • Easy to use, durable and virtually maintenance free
  • Large apertures at reasonable cost and less expensive than equivalent aperture refractors
  • More accessories available than with other types of telescopes

 

Schmidt-Cassegrain Disadvantages

 

  • More expensive than Newtonians of equal aperture
  • Slight light loss due to secondary mirror obstruction compared to refractors The Maksutov-Cassegrain is similar to the Schmidt-Cassegrain with essentially the same advantages and disadvantages. It uses a thick meniscus correcting lens with a strong curvature and a secondary mirror that is usually an aluminized spot on the corrector. The Maksutov secondary

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Warranty

2-Year Limited

Features

Alt-Az Mount , GoTo

Brand

Celestron

Weight Complete

30 lbs.

Finderscope

StarPointer

Lens Coating

StarBright XLT

GPS

No

GoTo

Yes

Good for Astrophotography

Yes

Telescopes Series

Celestron NexStar SE Telescopes

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture

150mm

Focal Length

1500mm

Mount Design

Single Fork Arm-Altazimuth

Eyepiece 1

25mm

Highest Useful Magnification

354x

Star Diagonal

1.25 Inch

User Level

For the Beginner , For the Enthusiast

Object Database

40000 objects

Component

.77 Arc Seconds Resolving Power , .92 Arc Seconds Resolution , 13.4 Limiting Magnitude

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Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle
 
4.7

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (85)
  • Accurate (74)
  • Quality lenses (73)
  • Easy to use (70)
  • Compact (59)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Unstable (4)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (96)
  • Bird watching (10)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (87), Avid adventurer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80), Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Make the jump and get the 6".

I had someone help me out in buying this so I was able to get 6 SE bundle instead of the 4 SE. From what I've read and seen, spending the extra $200 to...Read complete review

I had someone help me out in buying this so I was able to get 6 SE bundle instead of the 4 SE. From what I've read and seen, spending the extra $200 to get the 6 inch instead of the 4 was completely worth it. It would be harder to be convinced to spend another $400 to go to the 8 SE at the 6" seems to get the job done considering what you get after the rebate for the 6SE bundle.

Right out of the box and before I even played around with the computer alignment process I was able to get stunning views of Jupiter from each Eyepiece that comes with the kit. A Barlow is a must have for any scope kit, and the one with this pack performs nicely. Once I was able to take the time to read how everything works with the alignment I was able to get the Auto Two Star Alignment to perform flawlessly. I was able to tell the scope to go to Messier 42 (Orion nebula) and on the first try it came up perfectly centered! I live in an area with a a lot of light pollution but I was still able to get some clear views of the nebula quite well. I can't begin to imagine how well this will perform once I get it somewhere with darker skies, and thanks to the relatively light weight of the set-up travelling with it should not be too much of a burden.

Definitely get the 6SE instead of the 4SE and definitely get the bundle package. A an excellent deal for a great scope!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I just bought this. Firstly the 6SE is poorly designed. Simple things like the battery case cover and the telescope control slot does not fit properly and is not closing correctly. Also, the...Read complete review

I just bought this. Firstly the 6SE is poorly designed. Simple things like the battery case cover and the telescope control slot does not fit properly and is not closing correctly. Also, the 6" lens cover is not tight and drops all the time. The Skyalign is very weak. Even though it says aligned, it is off quite often and is very sensitive. The interface on the remote control is terrible. Given that we have smartphone technology I have no clue why its still using a tiny LCD display using a pathetic keyboard to scroll through the various menu items. The power tank is great though its a lead acid battery which means that you have to keep it charged often or the whole thing will be useless. All in all, I think that given the state of consumer technology this product is generations behind and has a lot of room for improvement to make the user experience far better.

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5.0

Fantastic Scope and Fantastic Service!

By Neal

from PULASKI,VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Travel

    Comments about Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle:

    Telescopes.com rocks! I ordered the scope on a Sunday and it arrived on my doorstep on Tuesday -- everything was present as ordered and in great shape.

    Can't go wrong with Celestron -- and, you can't go wrong with Telescopes.com; keep up the great work!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    First Telescope-Wow!

    By James

    from ARLINGTON,TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle:

        Broke down and finally got my first telescope. The 6SE has been great so far. I've been able to see the moons of Jupiter, the moon in tremendous detail, the Orion nebula, and the rings of Saturn all from my driveway. Great optics. Based on other's recommendations and my experience, definitely recommend getting the AC power adapter and the eyepiece/filter accessories.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        5 star rating for hayneedle

        By Damon

        from SHERMAN,TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle:

          hayneedle deserves 5 star for ease of purchase, shipping, and fixing a small problem that was celestrons fault. The telescope is awesome, it is lighter than i expected and very easy to to setup and use. The perfect beginner scope if you can afford it. I would give the telescope 4.5 stars because a piece was missing

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great telescope

          By Diego

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult To Focus
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle:

          Not too bad, easy to align. Could see some DSOs, double stars, Andromeda etc. Mount is very shaky though, with the slightest breeze or just by touching the focus knob will cause it to shake making it very hard to focus your target. Color filters in the kit fail to impress, moon is still very bright and uncomfortable to look at while other targets look much better without. Power tank is awesome! I've charged it once and used the scope on about 5 sessions of 2+ hours on that same charge, while using the light to setup and stuff as well.

          Great product overall!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Celestron Nextstar 6 SE Bundle

          By John

          from GARLAND,TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle:

            The 6SE is a great scope and the bundle additions of the power-tank and Celestron lens kit made the bundle a fantastic value for delivering an "out-of-the-box" experience of having everything I needed to start stargazing in the middle of my backyard. The lens and filter kit provide a nice range of magnification options for this scope and the power-tank is a must-have accessory to provide hours of uninterrupted tracking without relying on AC power.

            I ordered on a Friday and everything was delivered the following Tuesday. Hayneedle kept me updated throughout the process from fulfillment to shipping and tracking updates to delivery. I am very pleased overall with my first ordering experience from Telescopes/Hayneedle

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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