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Celestron Nexstar 5 SE Telescope

Celestron Nexstar 5 SE Telescope
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Price:  £699.00
List Price:  £725.00
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Model:  11036
Brand:  Celestron
Design:  SCT
Size:  5" (130mm)
Computerized:  Computerized GOTO
Level:  Intermediate
Mount Type:  Alt Az

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Celestronís signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 5SE. Itís the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

Our Founderís Vision, Reimagined for the 21st Century
In the 1970s, Celestronís Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the worldís premier telescope maker. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestronís proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers.

Four decades later, weíve improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to our founderís intent.

View the Universeís Most Impressive Celestial Objects
The 5SEís five-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturnís rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 5SE to a dark-sky site and youíll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. Thatís why Celestronís engineers created NexStar SEís unique, patented single fork arm mount. Itís perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. Whatís more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. Youíll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.

Of course, itís whatís inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!

Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You
The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign.

If you want to explore the world of astroimaging, the 5SE is a perfect choice. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. You can even remove the telescopeís secondary mirror and replace it with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera for wide field images captured at f/2 using a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. Or, if youíre interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 5SE with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125mm (4.92")
Focal Length 1250mm (49")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 25mm (.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 50x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 295x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51mm (2.0")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 40% %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 16.6% %
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 330mm (13")
Optical Tube Diameter 152mm (6")
Optical Tube Weight 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Dovetail Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail bar

MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 939.8mm - 2397mm (37" - 55")
Tripod leg diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 3į/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen / CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port
Autoguide port No
USB port Yes, Hand Control input
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included) | 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
Periodic Error Correction No
Computerized Hand Control Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
NexStar+ Database 38,181 accessible objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects.
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 17.6 lbs (8 kg)

Included Items:
NexStar SE OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount | Tripod | Accessory Tray | Star Pointer Finderscope | Built-In Wedge | NexStar+ Hand Control | 25mm eyepiece | Star Diagonal

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Thursday, 1 May 2014  | 

I was wavering between this and another telescope, but I'm so glad I bought this one. I wanted something compact and portable, and this does the trick. Thanks

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