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Celestron 11036 Nexstar 5 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Item Number: 3130900

Price: $699.00




  • 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • 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
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount


Astronomy Made Simple

Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5 SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space. With a total weight of 28 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 5 SE features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) standard with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than a 4" model.



The 5 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. Plus the tripod featuring a built-in wedge helps make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.

The NexStar 5 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 5 SE isn’t one of them.

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, superior StarBright XLT coatings, revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope 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.

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 NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

GENERAL FEATURES:

  • 5" Schmidt-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
  • 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 5 SE to be used for astrophotography
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps



COMPUTERIZED 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 star; solar systems; 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
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory

Specs:

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 125 mm (4.92 in)
Focal Length (mm) 1250 mm (49 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 50 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25"
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 295 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x x
Angular Field of View (deg) 1 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 53 ft (16 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51mm in (1295 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 40% %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 16.6% %
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 13 in (330 mm)
Telescope Weight 17.6 lbs (7.98 kg)
Tripod Weight 10 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


SKU 3130900