This telescope was purchased for personal use to be for an astronomy hobby that never materialized. Used only once to view the moon from my bedroom window. Original packaging unavailable. Original price with accessories was $997.54.
The following description is directly from the Celestron S6E Website:
NexStar 6SE Computerized TelescopeCelestron’s signature orange-tubetelescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-usesystem, the NexStar 6SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serioustelescope, offering striking views at an economical price.
View the Universe’s Most ImpressiveCelestial Objects
The 6SE’s six-inch primary mirrorpacks enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar systemhas to offer: Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter,and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep skyobjects, take your 6SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpointstars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the WhirlpoolGalaxy, and more.
Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
Celestron’s engineers created NexStarSE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makessetup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into severallightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in smallvehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favoriteobserving site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.
Of course, it’s what’s inside themount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components giveNexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow yourfavorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand controlto locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let yourtelescope show you the best objects currently visible.
Aligning your telescope is simpleand painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. Foreven easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SEaligns itself!
Advanced Features Let the NexStar SEGrow with You
The NexStar SE is compatible withall the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates toyour telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality withStarSense AutoAlign.
For planetary imaging, pair yourNexStar 6SE with one of our Skyris cameras. Or, experiment with wide-field deepsky astroimaging by replacing the telescope’s secondary mirror with a DSLR orastronomical CCD camera with a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. From your firstobserving session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trustedcompanion.
- 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 with excellent light-gathering ability provides 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’re 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.
1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit
- This 1.25” Eyepiece & Filter Kit includes 14 accessories that will add new life to your telescope and your observing!
- You’ll get five quality Plossl eyepieces, a 2X Barlow Lens, six colored filters to improve observations of the planets, a Moon filter, and a foam-fitted aluminum carry case with extra room to grow
- Five eyepieces and a Barlow lens equals 10 different magnifications to choose from, including the equivalent of a 3 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm, 6.5 mm, 8 mm, 8.5 mm, 13 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm and 32 mm. And that doesn’t include eyepieces you may already have in your collection, which will now achieve double the magnification with the addition of the Barlow.
- A Moon filter will increase your enjoyment of lunar observations by dimming the brightness and increasing contrast
- The most popular planetary filters are included in this kit. Have fun seeing what a blue filter will reveal about Jupiter, or unveil the polar ice caps on Mars with a red or orange filter.
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