Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope
Item # CE-11036
  • The Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope is the perfect travel telescope! It is lightweight but with 5" of light-gathering power to show you planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and more!
  • The Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope blends high quality Celestron optics with StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity.
  • The go to mount and hand controller allows for super easy set up, and has over 40,000 objects in its memory!
  • The Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope comes standard with a pre-assembled tripod.
  • Includes fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, Celestron's revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software, two-year Celestron warranty and much more!


Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope - 5" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope with XLT Coatings

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the NexStar SE telescopes combine the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, Celestron's revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software, and much more. With the Celestron NexStar 5SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using Celestron's patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view!

Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NexStar SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The "Tour" feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location...anywhere in the world. Not only can your Celestron NexStar 5SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control. 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.

Celestron Nexstar 5SE Telescope Tour

The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over. NexStar SE telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required. Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date, time, and location into the hand control, then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects and the telescope does the rest. You do not need to know the names of the stars...you can even pick the Moon or a bright planet!

Celestron NextStar 5SE Telescope Features

  • Computerized hand control with a database of nearly 40,000 objects and a motorized altazimuth mount and quick release optical tube for easy, no-tool set-up.
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process and StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.
  • Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the Internet including the latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment.
  • All NexStar SE models are GPS-compatible and come standard with an auxiliary port for use with additional accessories.
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use and includes NexRemote telescope control software for advanced control of your telescope via your computer.
  • "THE SKY" Planetarium software - with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and enhanced images.
  • Computerized Hand Control: Double line 16 character, liquid crystal display, 19 LED backlit buttons and a database of 40,000 Objecst, 400 User defined programmable objects, and enhanced information on over 200 objects
  • Variable nine rate slewing speeds, RS-232, Auxillary and Camera Control Ports and well as Sidereal, Solar and Lunar tracking rates.

Celestron Product Number: 11036

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-11036
UPC Code 050234110365
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron Nexstar SE
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 5"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length 1250mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Highest Useful Magnification 295x
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Celestron Classic Orange
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 13"
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Mount Weight N/A
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Requires AA Batteries
CD ROMs Included The Sky Level 1, NexRemote
Alignment Procedure 1-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, SkyAlign, Solar System Align
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth, EQ North, EQ South
Objects in Database 40,000 objects
OTA Mount Type Single Arm
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 17.6 lbs.

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Good first telescope
I have wanted a telescope for years and finally decided on this Nexstar telescope. The go-to was pretty easy to use, the telescope is light and easy to move around and everything was able to be set up in just a few minutes. The view through the telescope was very nice and I also use it to look at boats and other daytime targets. I am happy with the telescope.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by W. Cummings / (Posted on 9/26/2008)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron NexStar 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Tripod
  • Quick Release Tube Clamp
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software
  • Flash Upgradeable Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with Backlit LED
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS-232 For Computer Connection
  • SkyAlign Alignment Software
  • Accessory Tray
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does the RS-232 includes also have the USB adapter? Neither laptop I have has one of those COM ports. Thanks.
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