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Celestron NexStar 6SE

Celestron NexStar 6SE
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Type:
Catadioptric
Brand:
Celestron
Series:
NexStar
Warranty:
2 years
Weight:
9530 gram
Focal length:
1500 mm
GoTo system:
Yes
Tripod material:
Stainless steel

Celestron NexStar 6SE
The Celestron NexStar 6SE belongs to the Celestron NexStar SE (special edition) series which is known for high-quality finish of the telescopes and the use of very good hand-picked optics. This certainly applies to the Celestron NexStar 6SE; this telescope is a Schmidt-Cassegrain design with a 150mm large primary mirror and clearly the larger brother of the NexStar 5SE. The telescope mirror captures approximately 25% more light than the 125mm mirror of its little brother. As this telescope is powered by batteries, the Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope is ideally suited to take with you on location. The eight AA batteries powering the motor and GoTo of the telescope are not included.

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Celestron NexStar 6SE
The Celestron NexStar 6SE belongs to the Celestron NexStar SE (special edition) series which is known for high-quality finish of the telescopes and the use of very good hand-picked optics. This certainly applies to the Celestron NexStar 6SE; this telescope is a Schmidt-Cassegrain design with a 150mm large primary mirror and clearly the larger brother of the NexStar 5SE. The telescope mirror captures approximately 25% more light than the 125mm mirror of its little brother. As this telescope is powered by batteries, the Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope is ideally suited to take with you on location. The eight AA batteries powering the motor and GoTo of the telescope are not included.

  • Legendary Celestron orange colour
  • Full GoTo with nearly 40,000 pre-programmed objects
  • Easy to use and set up
  • High-quality aluminium construction
  • Computer-controlled altazimuth stand with tracking motor
  • Telescope powered by batteries so very mobile
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Celestron NexStar 6SE

Impressive Schmidt-Cassegrain design with many intelligent features

4.8 / 5 - 2 reviews

Product description

Features

  • Legendary Celestron orange colour
  • Full GoTo with nearly 40,000 pre-programmed objects
  • Easy to use and set up
  • High-quality aluminium construction
  • Computer-controlled altazimuth stand with tracking motor
  • Telescope powered by batteries so very mobile

Celestron NexStar 6SE

The Celestron NexStar 6SE belongs to the Celestron NexStar SE (special edition) series which is known for high-quality finish of the telescopes and the use of very good hand-picked optics. This certainly applies to the Celestron NexStar 6SE; this telescope is a Schmidt-Cassegrain design with a 150mm large primary mirror and clearly the larger brother of the NexStar 5SE. The telescope mirror captures approximately 25% more light than the 125mm mirror of its little brother. As this telescope is powered by batteries, the Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope is ideally suited to take with you on location. The eight AA batteries powering the motor and GoTo of the telescope are not included.

Focal length

Its catadioptric construction gives this Celestron telescope a focal length of 1500mm, which is longer than that of the Nexstar 5SE. The telescope will magnify the picture more. The combination of the telescope focal length and the large mirror ensures that a crystal-clear picture is provided. A StarPointer Red Dot finderscope is mounted on the telescope, which serves to quickly retrieve celestial bodies.

Eyepiece

The telescope comes with a 25mm eyepiece, suitable for any eyepiece fitting with a 1.25 inch diameter. In combination with the focal length of this telescope it is possible to get a magnification of 60 times. An erecting eyepiece (star diagonal) is also included which turns the image upright, so you can even use the Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope as a spotting scope for terrestrial observations.

Legendary orange

The striking orange NexStar SE telescopes are inspired by the legendary ''Orange'' telescopes of Celestron. In the astronomy world no colour is known so well as the orange of Celestron. The new orange NexStar telescopes are a tribute to the orange Celestron C8 telescopes which were produced from the 1960s up to the 1980s. During the 1980s Celestron switched to a "cool" glossy black colour leading to the disappearance of the famous orange telescopes. 25 years later, Celestron brought the new orange NexStar telescopes on the market to revive the good old days and continue the Celestron tradition. Hail to the colour orange!

An original Celestron C8 "Orange" telescope

GoTo functionality

The telescope and mount have a full GoTo system. With this very useful system, the telescope will automatically find celestial objects for you. In the system 40,000 celestial objects are pre-programmed which makes watching with this telescope easier and a lot of fun. The GoTo features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which will align the telescope in seconds. It is also possible to find celestial bodies yourself and save them for next time so you can focus on these objects. The GoTo system provides detailed information on the 200 most-viewed celestial bodies. The GoTo is easy to operate by a remote control with LED display.

Sturdy steel stand with tracking motors

The tripod that comes with the NexStar SE has an altazimuth mount on very strong stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to collapse or to set up. The stand has a motor that is fully computer-controlled. With this convenient tracking motor you can simply continue to follow objects in the universe. For astrophotographers such a tripod is highly recommended. The tracking motor of the tripod is powered by AA batteries (not included).

Mirror and coating

The 150 mm mirror is equipped with Celestron's Starbright XLT coatings. Due to the coating used, the absorbed light is more evenly distributed, making the light output higher and the image sharper. The coating consists of several layers; Celestron have used aluminium, titanium and magnesium to make a coating as strong and effective as possible.

The Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope in a nutshell

  • Schmidt-Cassegrain design
  • Celestron's famous orange colour
  • Full GoTo functionality with nearly 40.000 pre-programmed objects
  • Alt-azimuth stand with tracking motors
  • Easy operation with LED display
  • Expandable with GPS
  • Includes erecting eyepiece (StarDiagonal)
  • Telescope tube is made of quality aluminium
  • Supplied with NextRemote "The Sky" Level 1 Software
  • Great for astrophotography

Astrophotography

As mentioned above, the telescope is also suitable for astrophotography. You will need to have a camera adapter and the right T2 ring, though. The telescope comes with a camera shutter cable that connects to the camera port. Below you will find some photographs which were taken using the Celestron NexStar 6SE.


The rings of Saturn are very clearly visible


Beautiful nebula around Orion

Product specifications

General

Type
  • Catadioptric
Brand
  • Celestron
Series
  • NexStar
Warranty
  • 2 years
GoTo system
Mounting
  • Altazimuth
Power supply
  • AA batteries (not included)
Tracking motor
Slow motion controls
  • Electric RA and DEC

Dimensions & Weight

Weight
  • 9530 gram

Tripod specifications

Tripod material
  • Stainless steel
Tripod weight
  • 4,54 kg

Optics

Objective diameter ø
  • 150 mm
Coating
  • StarBright XLT coating
Construction
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal length
  • 1500 mm
Primary mirror
  • Parabolic
Diameter secondary mirror
  • 55,88 mm
Obstruction percentage
  • 13,9%
Primary mirror diameter
  • 150 mm
Magnitude limit
  • 9,2 mag.
Resolving power
  • 0,8 arcsecond
Maximum useful magnification
  • 300×
Focal ratio
  • 1 : 10

Ratings

Suitable for
  • advanced users
Easy to transport
  • 9
Easy to set up
  • 9
Easy to use
  • 10
Lunar/planetary observation
  • 8
Deep space observation
  • 8
Lunar/planetary photography
  • 8
Deep space photography
  • 8
Daytime terrestrial observation
  • 8

Accessories

Other accessories
  • Astro software
  • Dovetail
Eyepiece diameter ø
  • 1,25″
Eyepieces
  • 25mm
Number of eyepieces
  • 1 pc.
Viewfinder
  • Red Dot Finder

Reviews about Celestron NexStar 6SE Reviews

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Average customer rating

4.8 / 5
(based on 2 reviews)
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G. Arnold
02/04/2016
Per part

No worries

Initially I was concerned buy out of the U.K. But I shouldn't have and I saved over £100 on uk prices. Experty were very professional and the scope is brilliant

Pluses
  • Easy of use
  • Good service
Alan
18/10/2014
Per part

My first decent telescope ever

I had been looking for a telescope for some time, and at over 65 years of age i decided to go and rekindle an old interest of mine and while searching the internet I happened across telescope planet. They were offering the Celestron nexstar 6 SE at a very good price, I had almost decided on a cheaper GOTO scope but i'm glad I didn't. The box it all comes in is very large and quite heavy it is well packed with every thing in their own boxes, I chose this scope because of the excellent write ups it has achieved. So far I have few disappointments, other than all the extra eyepieces and bits you have to acquire, but I would have thought that bearing in mind Celestron could have supplied a power supply of some sort.

What kind of observations do you primarily do (or are you planning to do) with your telescope?

As soon as the nights clear down here, i'll be able to set it up properly but im looking forward very much to using it.

Pluses
  • Well packed and protected.
  • very good delivery service arrived in two working days, and the promise of good support.
  • good price,
  • Good reports on the Celestron nexstar 6 se.
Downsides
  • No means of powering the scope, unless you think ahead.
  • Can be very pricey.

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