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Celestron NexStar 5SE GoTo Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
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  • Classic design, big 5" aperture, and innovative features make this telescope a great compact observatory
  • Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain optics and full computerized GoTo control provide outstanding performance
  • Hand-figured telescope optics and StarBright XLT coatings ensure bright, sharp views of deep-space targets
  • Patented one-arm mount with hand controller puts 40,000 celestial objects at your fingertips
  • Includes tripod, visual back for 1.25" accessories, 1.25" mirror diagonal and 25mm Plossl 1.25" eyepiece

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Item #  09944
Mfg Model #  11036

Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space. This ultra- portable telescope features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) and premium StarBright XLT coatings. The NexStar 5SE has all the same features as Celestron's more advanced GoTo telescopes, including the revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of 38,181 celestial objects, and a flash upgradeable hand control. The tripod features a built-in wedge that makes short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience. Included are a 1.25" visual back, 1.25" mirror diagonal, 25mm Plossl eyepiece, Star Pointer red-dot finder scope, metal tripod, and NexRemote software that allows operation of the telescope via PC. Requires eight AA batteries or 12v power supply or AC adapter.


This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
  • Mount type
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
  • Number of objects in database
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, 0.5x
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC-750mA
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, camera control
  • Tube material
  • Length of optical tube
    11.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    7.6 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    10.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    21.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Included accessories may vary for 2nds, Substitutions may be made
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    Two year
Celestron NexStar 5SE GoTo Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
25mm Orion Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
90 star diagonal (1.25")
Computerized mount
Computerized GoTo Hand Controller
Star Pointer finder scope
RS232 Cable
Camera Shutter Cable
The Sky Level 1 Astronomy Software
NexRemote telescope control software

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $50.00
3 Day Delivery: $120.00
2 Day Delivery: $120.00
Next Day Delivery: $225.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states and to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses or Canada.

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