With an aperture of 150mm, focal length of 1500mm and focal ratio of f/10, the Celestron NexStar 6SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is perfect for planetary observing. Since slower focal ratios render smaller field of views and high magnification, great detail can be resolved on objects with high surface brightness. The rings of Saturn and cloud bans of Jupiter should be easily apparent with this telescope. Even some deep sky objects might be within reach of this scope such as the Orion Nebula or bright globular clusters. Light reflectivity is also improved tremendously with Celestron's StarBright XLT coatings with mirrors reaching a reflectivity rate of 95%, almost a 10% improvement over standard aluminum based coatings.
The single arm fork mount keeps this telescope extremely portable, so it is perfect to take out for a night or two for basic visual observing. Celestron has implemented a very simple alignment procedure so the observer can start viewing almost immediately. The SkyAlign method simply required the user to point and center three bright stars (or planets) after entering the date, time and location and the computer controller can calculate what stars were selected without the user even having to know the names. With the optional GPS SkySync Accessory (not included), the location and time entry is not necessary and the GPS will automatically gather that information from the first satellite available. To update the telescope's operating system, the user can update via the internet through the Flash Upgradeable Technology.
Celestron NexStar 6SE Features:
- Computerized hand control with nearly 40,000 object database & motorized altazimuth mount.
- Quick release optical tube offers easy, no-tool setup.
- StarBright XLT enhances coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity.
- Flash upgradeable hand control lets you update your telescope's software via the internet.
- Internal battery compartment prevents cord wrap during use.
- Includes NexRemote telescope control software for advanced control of your telescope via computer.
- "THE SKY" Planetarium software features a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and enhanced images.
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.
|Name||Celestron - NexStar 6SE 150mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope + FREE 9.7mm Planetary Eyepiece & Red Flashlight|
|Accessory Tray||Tripod mounted Leg Support|
|Alignment Procedures||SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align|
|Angular Field of View||.83°|
|Aperture||150 mm (5.91 in)|
|Batteries||8 AA (user supplied))|
|CD ROM||NexRemote & The Sky L1|
|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 keys|
|Database||40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Dovetail Compatibility||Quick Release Tube Clamp|
|Eyepiece 1||25 mm (0.98 in) E-Lux Plossl|
|Eyepiece Apparent FOV||50°|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||53x|
|Focal Length||1500 mm (59.06 in)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||354x|
|Light Gathering Power||459x unaided eye|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)||43.8 ft|
|Mount||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|Optical Coatings||Star Bright XLT|
|Optical Tube||Aluminum, Metallic Orange|
|Optical Tube Length||16 in (406.4 mm)|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.77 arcsec|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.93 arcsec|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||2.2 in (55.88 mm)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||13.9 %|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||37.3 %|
|Slew Speeds||Variable rate (9 speeds)|
|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 and Lunar|