Celestron NexStar 4SE telescope
The Celestron NexStar SE telescope is part of the Nexstar series which is known for the high-quality finish of the telescopes and the use of fine hand-selected optics. This also applies to the Celestron NexStar 4SE. This telescope has a Maksutov-Cassegrain design with a 102mm aperture. The telescope housing itself consists of high-quality aluminium. Due to the catadioptric construction the telescope can have a focal length of 1325mm. This makes this Celestron telescope very suitable for observing deep-sky objects. A StarPointer Red Dot finder is attached on the telescope with which you can quickly find celestial bodies.
This Celestron telescope is supplied with a 25mm eyepiece which is compatible with any eyepiece fitting with a 1.25 inch diameter. In conjunction with the focal length of this telescope it is possible to achieve a 53x magnification! You can purchase an erecting eyepiece to have the image turned upright again. This way, it is possible to use the telescope as a spotting scope.
The striking orange Celestron NexStar SE telescopes are inspired by the legendary 'Orange' Celestron telescopes, as many connoisseurs will undoubtedly know. No other colour has acquired so much fame in the world of astronomy. The new orange Celestron NexStar telescopes are a homage to the orange Celestron C8 telescopes which were manufactured between the sixties and the eighties. In the latter decade Celestron switched to a hip, shining black which effectively put an end to the orange era. 25 years later Celestron launched the new orange NexStar for nostalgic reasons and to carry on the Celestron tradition. We pay tribute to the orange colour!
An original Celestron C8 "orange" telescope
The telescope and mount are equipped with a full GoTo system. This very handy system allows the telescope to automatically search celestial bodies for you. The system contains 40.000 pre-programmed celestial bodies and this makes stargazing a whole lot simpler and much more fun! The GoTo functionality features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which facilitates aligning the telescope no end. It is even possible to search for celestial bodies yourself and subsequently store them so you can focus on these objects again another time. The Celestron Nexstar 4SE telescope is controlled with a remote control which has a LED display
About the tripod
This tripod that comes with the Celestron Nexstar 4SE is very easy to collapse and set up. It is an altazimuth tripod with stainless steel legs. The tripod motor is entirely computer-controlled and with this motor you can easily keep tracking objects across the universe. We very recommend this tripod if you are into astrophotography. The tripod tracking motor is powered by AA batteries which are not included.
Mirror and coating
The 102mm mirror contains Celestron StarBright XLT coating. This coating distributes the light more evenly and this, in turn, enhances the light-gathering power and, thus, image contrast. Celestron have used aluminium, titanium and magnesium, among others, to get a coating which is as effective and as strong as can be.
Celestron Nexstar 4SE accessories
Celestron Nexstar 4SE accessories such as erecting prisms can be found on the right-hand side of this page!
The Celestron NexStar 4SE at a glance
- Maksutov-Cassegrain construction
- The well-known colour orange
- GoTo with almost 40.000 objects
- Extensible with GPS
- Simple operation
- Tracking motor and GPS run on eight AA batteries (not included)
- Ideal for astrophotography
- Supplied with NextRemote "the sky" level 1 software
- Very sturdy altazimuth tripod
As mentioned before, this Celestron telescope is suitable for astrophotography. However, you do need the right camera adapter and T2-ring for this. The telescope comes standard with a camera shutter cable which you can easily connect to your camera port. Below you will find two photographs which were taken using the Celestron NexStar 4SE telescope.