Nexstar SE 5"

R19700

General Features

  • 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 5 SE to be used for astrophotography

Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)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.

    Plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar’s Auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments.  The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 5 SE isn’t one of them.

    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.

    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture (mm) 125 mm (4.92 in)
    Focal Length (mm) 1250 mm (49 in)
    Focal Ratio 10
    Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
    Magnification 1 50 x
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Star Diagonal 1.25"
    Mount Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
    Optical Tube Aluminum
    Other Equipment Camera Shutter Cable
    Tripod Steel with built-in wedge
    Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included)
    Highest Useful Magnification 295 x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 18 x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power 329x x
    Angular Field of View (deg) 1 °
    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 53 ft (16 m)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.75 in (44 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 35% %
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12.3% %
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 13 in (330 mm)
    Telescope Weight 17.6 lbs (7.98 kg)
    Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
    Payload Capacity 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
    Motor Drive Integrated D.C. Electronics
    Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
    Software Features Camera Control
    Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
    Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
    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 buttons
    Database 38,181 accessible objects

 

  • Model: C/11036
  • Shipping Weight: 40lbs
  • 4 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Celestron





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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 July, 2009.


 
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