Item Number: 3131000
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.
Computerized Mount Features
|Aperture (mm)||150 mm (5.91 in)|
|Focal Length||1500 mm (59 in)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)||25 mm (0.98 in)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||60 x|
|Mount Type||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|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 93973 SkyQ Link 2 accessory with this telescope (see below). The SkyQ Link 2 creates its own Wi Fi network which allows you to operate your NEXSTAR telescope from your iPad or smartphone!
To really take advantage of your new Celestron telescope, remember to download the FREE Celestron Planetarium App to your smart device (available at the App Store and Google Play).
“I know the night sky pretty well but sure enough the other night I needed this app to help me locate Saturn. We would never travel a long distance in our cars without a navigation system. The Celestron Sky Portal App is incredible!!!” – Customer Ed M., Florida.