Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope # 11068
Portability and serious performance come together in the NexStar 6 SE. Celestron's first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade is now available in a high performance Altazimuth computerized telescope. With a total weight of 30 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 6 SE features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 44% more light gathering than a 5" telescope.
The NexStar 6 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 over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.
Plug the optional CN-16 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 6 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.
Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!
NexStar 6SE - General Features
- 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- SE series 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
- Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
- Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
- StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
- Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
- Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
- Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
- Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
NexStar 6SE - Computerized Mount Features
- Proven NexStar computer control technology
- 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
- Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
- DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
- 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
- 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 CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)
Aug 4, 2014
Very happy camper!!Pros:
Quality Lenses,Easy to Use,Compact,Lightweight,Strong Construction,AccurateCons: Comments:
I highly recommend this scope. I love the orange tube. This thing is compact enough to carry around but large enough in aperture to see all the stuff I want to see. I've taken this scope camping a few times and it has performed great. Moon views are eye watering, M13 cluster rocks, M31 galaxy is awesome, Jupiter is my favorite and I get lots of detail, ..... Well, you get the point. I love this scope!! That's why I have more than one:)Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
And.... I can't say enough good things about Agena Astro. They have been THE BEST to deal with and buy from. I won't purchase from anyone else. Shipments always come within 2 or 3 days and packaged very well. They have a lifelong customer in me.
You can't go wrong with this scope or purchasing from Agena! They both deliver!!
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comDec 2, 2013
Another great Celestron product, thanks Agena!Pros:
Quality Lenses,Easy to Use,Accurate,Strong Construction,Compact,LightweightCons: Comments:
I have a large observatory scope, but wanted a "go to" to find new, more challenging objects. And find them more quickly! I've also become involved with an astronomy club, so portability was important.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
This scope fits the bill perfectly. Alignment is easy and quite accurate. Optics great. Tripod is light, but still very sturdy and stable. I've never been a fan of red dot finders, but as it's only needed for alignment, I gave it a try and am now proficient at it.
Agena's service is excellent as always. They telephoned to confirm the order and shipping address. Shipping was fast, as usual.
Quality product from a great vendor.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comNov 30, 2012
Great service selling a great scope.Pros:
Accurate,Strong ConstructionCons: Comments:
The 6SE is a great scope. Dealing with Agena has been great. I have dealt with them in the past and my experience then was just as good. Free shipping and a sale price was all it took.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJan 1, 2012
Accurate,Compact,Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Lightweight,Strong ConstructionCons: Comments:
I have only had this telescope for a few days and am already very pleased with it. The first night I had a chance to observe I set it up outside, leveled the tripod, plugged in the AC Power Adapter and begun the alignment process.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
I chose three bright stars that where far apart but where not in a strait line. I antered them and waited for the telescope to crunch some numbers. ALIGNMENT SUCCESFUL! So I begun entering objects. One of them was M42 (the orion nubula). It was an amazing sight. The structures of the nebula where easily visible with M43 below it (even though I am in a light polluted city). I then entered Jupiter and was blown away by the datail. The cloud belts of Jupiter where easily visible along with many other storms. The only down side is that when the telescope found the object it wasnt in the center of the 13mm eyepiece. That was probebly because I was not able to enter the information exactly or didnt choose the best stars.
The mount the telescope is on is very sturdy which is very important. The tracking accuracy is also great. It is a very light telescope and is easy to assemble and disassemble. The only down side is that the power of the 8 batteries doesnt last more than a few hours so I bought an AC Adapter from Celestron (and recommend you to do the same) with the telescope.
All in all this is a great telescope for a great price that you will enjoy for years to come.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comSort by
Telescope Aperture 5.91" (150mm) Manufacturer Celestron Telescope Aperture 5in - 8in Telescope Series Celestron NexStar SE