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Celestron 11049 Nexstar 4SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Item Number: 3130800

Price: $499.00 Sale $449.00




* ON SALE THROUGH 12/31/2014

  • 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process


Entry Level Computerized 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

The 4 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. Plus the Flip Mirror Control, Straight Through Photographic Port and Tripod featuring a built-in wedge help make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.



With a total weight of 21 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 4 SE features a precision optical system with 1,325 mm focal length (f/13) and is the first Maksutov system to ever feature our premium StarBright XLT coatings. The NexStar 4 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control. In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new 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, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC.

General Features

  • 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing at 90 degrees or imaging straight through (with optional adapter).
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 4 SE to be used for astrophotography
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

Specs:

Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 102 mm (4.02 in)
Focal Length (mm) 1325 mm (52 in)
Focal Ratio 13
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 53 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal Internal Flip mirror for straight thru or 90 viewing angle
Mount Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Optical Tube Aluminum
Other Equipment Camera Shutter Cable
Tripod Steel with built-in wedge
Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification 241 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 15 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 212 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 1 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 53 ft (16 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.38 in (35 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12 %
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 13.5 in (343 mm)
Telescope Weight 11 lbs (4.99 kg)
Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg) lbs (4.54 kg)
Payload Capacity 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Motor Drive Integrated D.C. Electronics
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Software Features Camera Control
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 38,181 accessible objects
Dovetail Compatibility Quick Release Tube Clamp
 

We highly recommend the Celestron 94005 StarSense Autoalign accessory with this telescope (see below).  The StarSense decreases setup time for this telescope to less than 3 minutes!



SKU 3130800

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