Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerised Telescope

£599.00
SKU 11049

Availability: Immediate Dispatch

  • 4-inch aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
Description

Celestron’s SE series of signature orange-tube telescopes combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system and is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

The telescope's primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your SE telescope to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount

It is often said that the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favourite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.

Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favourite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just centre three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!

 

Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You

The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign.

For planetary imaging, pair your NexStar SE with one of Celestron's Skyris cameras. Or, experiment with wide-field deep sky astroimaging by replacing the telescope’s secondary mirror with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera with a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture 102mm (4.02")
Focal Length 1325mm (52")
Focal Ratio f/13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 53x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal Internal Flip mirror for straight thru or 90° viewing angle
Optical Tube Aluminium
Highest Useful Magnification 241x
Lowest Useful Magnification 15x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 212x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 35mm (.38")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 343mm (13.5")
Optical Tube Diameter 125mm (4.9")
Optical Tube Weight 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Dovetail Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 939.8mm - 2397mm (37" - 55")
Tripod leg diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen / CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port
Autoguide port No
USB port Yes, Hand Control input
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included) | 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
Periodic Error Correction No
Computerized Hand Control Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
NexStar+ Database 38,181 accessible objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects.
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 23 lbs (5 kg)
Included Items NexStar SE OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount | Tripod | Accessory Tray | Star Pointer Finderscope | Built-In Wedge | NexStar+ Hand Control | 25mm eyepiece

 

Downloads

NexStar 4SE Manual

Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software Instruction Manual

NexRemote Telescope Control Software

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

CPWI Software