Celestron - NexStar 5SE 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - 11036

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Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the Celestron NexStar 5SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space

SKU: CEL-11036
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Celestron - NexStar 5SE 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

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 do 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 user 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













Name Celestron - NexStar 5SE 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - 11036
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-11036
UPC 050234110365
In The Box Celestron Nexstar 5SE Telescope Tripod GoTo Hand Controller Starpoint Red Dot Finder 25mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece
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)
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 1 Magnification 53x
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 1250 mm (49.21 in)
Focal Ratio f/10
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)
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 %
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
Warranty 2 yr


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Great scope easy to polar align, tripod comes with a wedge built in so no extra expense there. Viewing is excellent. Hand control easy to use and the scope is not so heavy as to discourage setup and use. If you are setting on the fence as to whether or not to buy. Buy it you will not be disappointed (Posted on 3/27/2018)
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In the Box

Celestron Nexstar 5SE Telescope
GoTo Hand Controller
Starpoint Red Dot Finder
25mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece