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Celestron - NexStar 5SE 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope + FREE 9.7mm Planetary Eyepiece & Red Flashlight


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Celestron - NexStar 5SE 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope  •  11036
      FREE !  - 9.7mm PLOSSL Planetary Eyepiece and CELESTRON Red Night Light!  with #11036 Purchase !

If you are an amateur astronomer interested in planetary observing as well as  deep sky observing, the Celestron NexStar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope has the ability to due either.  The  focal length of 1250mm and focal ratio of f/10  increases magnification with most any given eyepiece.  The 5SE will resolve details in planets such as Jupiter's cloud bands and Saturn's rings.  And with a total weight of 17 pounds, this is a perfect portable telescope to take out to a dark observing site for a night or two of discovery. It uses a very simple and straightforward alignment feature called SkyAlign. All the use need do is align the Celestron NexStar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain to three bright stars (or planets) in the night sky and center them in the field of view. Knowing the names isn't necessary, the software does that automatically! The only information that must be known is time and location (using the SkySync GPS - NOT INCLUDED -  improves accuracy and speeds up the alignment process). Once properly aligned, the NexStar software contains an object database of 40,000 with 200 named objects. Among these objects include Messier, NGC, and IC deep sky objects and the planets. For visual astronomy, the StarBright XLT coatings provide excellent light reflectivity!

Computer Control Features:

Computerized hand controller has a double line, liquid crystal display with 19 LED backlit buttons
Database includes 40,000 objects with enhanced information on over 200 objects
Ability to add up to 400 user defined objects
9 slew speeds
RS-232, auxiliary, and camera control ports
Sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking rates
Alt-Azimuth, equatorial north, and equatorial south tracking modes
GPS upgradable with Celestron's CN-16 GPS accessory
Includes several alignment options including SkyAlign, auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, and solar system align.
NexStar 5SE Features:

Computerized hand control with a nearly 40,000 object database and motorized altazimuth mount
Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the internet
All NexStar SE models are GPS compatible and come standard with an auxiliary port for use with additional accessories
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
"THE SKY" Planetarium software - with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images
Rigid, adjustable tripod for portability and convenience









Product Series

Who says Astronomy has to be complicated?  Let a NexStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets, galaxies and more at the touch of a button!  The new NexStar SE Family combines unprecedented ease of use with advanced features and incredible value.  Buyer's remorse not included.

Additional Information

Name Celestron - NexStar 5SE 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope + FREE 9.7mm Planetary Eyepiece & Red Flashlight
Manufacturer Celestron
Model 11036
Accessory Tray Tripod mounted Leg Support
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
Angular Field of View
Aperture 125 mm (4.92 in)
Batteries 8 AA (user supplied)
CD ROM NexRemote & The Sky L1
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 keys
Database 40,000 Objects, 400 User defined programmable Objects, enhanced info on over 200 Objects
Dovetail Compatibility Quick Release Tube Clamp
Eyepieces 1
Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in) E-Lux Plossl
Eyepiece Apparent FOV 50°
Eyepiece Eye Relief 20mm
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 53x
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 1250 mm (49.21 in)
Focal Ratio f/10
Fork Arm rigid aluminum
GPS optional
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Light Gathering Power 329x un-aided eye
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 52.5 ft
Mount Single Fork Arm, Altazimuth
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Aluminum, Metallic Orange
Optical Tube Length 11" (279mm)
Other Equipment camera shutter cable
Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included)
Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.75 in (44.45 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12.6 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 35.6 %
Slew Speeds Variable Rate (9 speeds)
Software Features Camera Control
Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar, Lunar
Tripod Steel with built-in wedge
Tripod Legs Steel
Warranty 2 yr