Item Number: 3130800
ON SALE - One Week Only- April 24 - April 30, 2015
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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.
Computerized Mount Features
|Aperture (mm)||102 mm (4.02 in)|
|Focal Length (mm)||1325 mm (52 in)|
|Eyepiece 1 (mm)||25 mm (0.98 in)|
|Magnification 1||53 x|
|Star Diagonal||Internal Flip mirror for straight thru or 90 viewing angle|
|Mount||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|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!