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Celestron 11068 Nexstar 6 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Item Number: 3131000

Price: $799.00 Sale $699.00




* ON SALE THROUGH 12/31/2014

  • 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE series combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • 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
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount


Advanced Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical System Computerized Control Technology

Portability and serious performance come together in the NexStar 6 SE. Celestron’s first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade is now available in a high performance altazimuth computerized telescope.



With a total weight of 30 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 6 SE features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 44% more light gathering than a 5” telescope.

The NexStar 6 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.

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 our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC.

General Features

  • 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE series 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
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • “The SkyX – 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
  • 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
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • 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 systems objects and asterisms
  • 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

Specs:

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)
Focal Length 1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 60 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod Steel leg
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification 354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459 x
Apparent Field of View 0.83 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 44 ft (13 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2 in (56 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 14 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 37 %
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 16 in (406 mm)
Total Telescope Kit Weight 21 lbs (9.53 kg)
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

 

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



SKU 3131000

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