The Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope has high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, with a total weight of 28 lbs which includes the tripod. It is ultra portable and features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) standard with premium StarBright XLT coatings which offers 56% more light gathering power than a 4" model.
The NexStar 5 SE includes a camera control feature which enables you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. The tripod has a built-in wedge which helps make short-exposure astrophotography a pleasurable experience.
The NexStar 5 SE has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerised GoTo telescopes, including the revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology, sky tour feature, and database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects with easy to use hand control.
You can plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar's auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. Using the NexStar 5 SE is quick and easy.
This new NexStar 5 SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerised operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT coatings, 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 the NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE.
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