Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope
The Celestron NexStar 5 SE is one of our favourite Telescopes for beginners. The built in Celestron StarAlign software allows the user to align the telescope without any prior knowledge of the night sky. Once aligned by using three bright objects the telescope can help you find and track thousands of objects. Check out the description below for full product details;
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 our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.
OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE: 125 mm (4.92 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 1250 mm (49.21 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 10
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY: Quick Release Tube Clamp
MOUNT: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminum
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 50 x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25"
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Camera Shutter Cable
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1
TRIPOD: Steel w/ built-in wedge
POWER SUPPLY: 8-AA batteries (not included)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 300 x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 18 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13
RESOLUTION: 1.1 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.91 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 329 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 1 °
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 52.5 ft (16 m)
OPTICAL COATINGS: StarBright XLT
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 1.75 in (44.45 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 12 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 35 %
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 13 in (330.2 mm)
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT: 10 lb (4.54 kg)
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 17.6 lb (7.98 kg)
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 4
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