Celestron NexStar SE Range

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The Celestron NexStar SE range of telescopes are a great way to start observing some of the finest night sky objects. With an aperature range from 4 to 8 inches, the NexStar SE are capable of viewing everything from the moon thorugh solar system objects to nebula.

Each model has a GoTo mount with its database of over 40,000 celestial objects. This mount will find and track any of these objects for you.

The SkyAlign technology allows the user to set up their telescope quickly for a fun night of observing.

Each model breaks down easily and quickly for quick setup and transportation.

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  • Fully-automated go to mount, featuring a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects
  • Fast setup with SkyAlign
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
NexStar 4SENexStar 5SENexStar 6SE NexStar 8SE
Optical DesignMaksutov-CassegrainSchmidt-CassegrainSchmidt-Cassegrain Schmidt-Cassegrain
Weight21 lbs27.6 lbs30 lbs 33 lbs
Aperture 102 mm (4.02 in) 125 mm (4.92 in)150 mm (5.91 in) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length1325 mm (52 in) 1250 mm (49 in) 1500 mm (59 in) 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratiof/13f/10f/10 f/10
Magnification53 x50 x60 x 80 x
Low Useful Magnification15 x18 x21 x 29 x
Limiting Magnitude12.51313.4 14

The NexStar 8SE model rates 4.5 out of 5 in user reviews on Amazon.

Space.com gives the 6SE model a rave 4.8 out of 5 stars

And finally B&H give the 8SE another good review at 4.5 out of 5.

Celestron NexStar SE Range at Amazon