Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Telescope

The Celestron NexStar 6SE with its high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, is an ideal telescope with portability and serious performance for observing and photographing the wonders of space. It comes with a 2 year warranty

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Product details

Bar Code:  050234110686
Part Number:  11068-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Skill Level  Intermediate
Aperture  150 mm
Mount Type  Computerised Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length  1500 mm
Optical Design  Schmidt-Cassegrain
Warranty  2 Years


The Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Telescope has Celestron’s signature orange-tube and combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system. It is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

The NexStar 6SE's 6-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: 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 6SE to a dark-sky site, and you will see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

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

Of course, it is what is 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 thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment easy: 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.

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 6SE with a 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.

- 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.
- 6 inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You will get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
- 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 are 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.

Technical Specifications
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 150mm
Focal Length: 1500mm
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece: 1: 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece: 160x
Finderscope StarPointer red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal: 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube: Aluminium
Highest Useful Magnification:354x
Lowest Useful Magnification:21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh):0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes):0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):459x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:56mm (2.2")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:14%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length:406mm (16")
Optical Tube Diameter:181mm (7.1")
Optical Tube Weight:8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Mount Type: Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity:12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):965.2mm - 1422.4mm (38" - 56")
Tripod leg diameter:50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight:11 lbs (5 kg)
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight:9 lbs (4.08 kg)
Slew Speeds:9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Dovetail Compatibility:CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports: 1x Aux port
Autoguide port: Yes
USB port; Yes,
Hand Control input
Power Requirements:8-AA batteries (not included) | 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Motor Drive: DC serve 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
Computerised Hand Control: Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fibre optic backlit LED buttons
NexStar+ Database40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software: Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight:21 lbs (9.5 kg)

Included Items:NexStar SE OTA, Single Fork Arm Mount, Tripod, Accessory Tray, Star Pointer Finderscope, NexStar+ Hand Control, 25mm eyepiece, Star Diagonal

Average Rating (7 Reviews):  
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Nexstar 6se
14 February 2022  | 

Best price quick delivery excellent service. I have shopped 3 times with picstop and will use again. 5/5.

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A great telescope
09 February 2022  | 

I'm a relative newbie, so was looking for a good all-rounder telescope. The 6SE certainly fits the bill.

It is large enough to get a good amount of light in, small enough to be easily portable, and the driven mount and star align are relatively simple to use.

The one feature that is harder to use is the spotter scope, but as this was well flagged in reviews I was prepared for this when I purchased and used one of the online hacks to make it easier to set up.

Thoroughly recommended.

I should add that the customer service and delivery from Picstop was flawless.

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Nexstar 6se
29 September 2021  | 

Excellent scope and excellent service from PicStop. Should have bought the 6se years ago. Great optics and ideal as a grab and go scope.

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Celestron 6se
21 February 2021  | 

Having now spent a couple of weeks with the telescope I can confidently say that as a total newbie to astronomy that this is a great way to start. Itís easy to setup and get going, the manual is easy to follow and with a minor bit of research on google itís easy to get lined up and start viewing the sky.

The scope and tripod build is quality, feeling extremely substantial and professional, easily fits in the car for transportation.

Overall a great buy.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Celestron telescope
15 November 2020  | 

Superb telescope, excellent optics and great features. Great for a beginner like me and probably more experienced users.

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Initial Thoughts
23 August 2020  | 

I have had the Telescope for a few weeks and have these initial thoughts.
The SE range of scopes have features that are different across the range so read the spec carefully so you understand what you are buying. I expected the 6SE to have a built in polar wedge and alignment tape on the legs, however these features are the 4SE and 8SE respectively and not on the 6SE. That said, the scope is easy to setup and gives good views of Jupiter and Saturn with the included eyepiece. I have bought a X2 Barlow lens which works well with the supplied eyepiece. I also bought a celestron omni 15mm eyepiece that works well on its own but not so good with the Barlow lens for my eyes. Before I buy anymore eyepiece I am going to do this at a local shop on a try and buy basis.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great product. Easy to use for a beginner.
29 May 2012  | 

This is my first telescope and, with all accessories, represents a significant capital outlay. However, the investment is well worth it. This is a complex piece of kit and requires patience to understand. Reading the manual for a first timer is a must. It takes practice to set it up correctly and is learned by practice and repetition. The effort made pays dividends when the GoTo is used for the first time and Saturn and it's rings are in the centre of the eyepiece. M31, the moon also proved to be good targets and allowed practice for changing eyepieces in the field to get greater magnification. Optics are good and clear with no apparent spherical or chromatic aberration.

Two very minor criticisms would be that running it on AA batteries is not practical. It does need a Power Tank. The finderscope took some getting used to but once mastered does the job.

I am more than happy with my purchase and am looking forward to doing some serious observing in the future.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Boxed Dimensions (LxWxH cm): 83.82 / 68.58 / 33.02 / - Weight (g) Boxed/Un-Boxed: 18978 / 12824
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