Celestron Nexstar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope and Eyepiece Accessory Bundle

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$1,099.99

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Celestron Nexstar 5SE SCT GoTo Telescope

  • Celestron Nexstar 5SE SCT GoTo Telescope
  • 5- Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
    • 25 mm 1.25- Inch Eyepiece
    • 1.25-Inch Star Diagonal
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • NexStar Alt-Az GoTo Mount
    • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit with Aluminum Case

  • Celestron 1.25 inch Eyepiece and Filter Kit with Aluminum Case
    • 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25 inch
    • 17 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25 inch
    • 13 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25 inch
    • 8 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25 inch
    • 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25 inch
    • 2X Barlow Lens - 1.25 inch
    • #80A Blue Filter - 1.25 inch
    • #58 Green Filter - 1.25 inch
    • #56 Light Green Filter - 1.25 inch
    • #25 Red Filter - 1.25 inch
    • #21 Orange Filter - 1.25 inch
    • #12 Yellow Filter - 1.25 inch
    • Moon Filter - 1.25 inch
  • Two Year Warranty

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Celestron Nexstar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope and Eyepiece Accessory Bundle

Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the Celestron Nexstar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. The NexStar SE is compatible with high-tech accessories such as providing GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar 5SE is your trusted companion. The Celestron Telescope Eypiece/Filter Accessory Kit gives you every addition you need to view the most amazing sky objects in vivid clarity. The Celestron Nexstar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope and Eyepiece Accessory Bundle gives you everything you need to conquer the night sky.

Celestron Nexstar 5SE SCT GoTo Telescope

Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 5SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

Reimagined

In the 1970s, Celestron’s Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. The founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers. Four decades later, Celestrons improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to their founder’s intent.

Revolutionary Design

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

Of course, it’s what’s 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 favorite 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, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach Celestrons StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Celestron added their proprietary StarBright XLT optical coating to enhance light transmission making your images brighter and more detailed.

Advanced Features

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. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. You can even remove the telescope’s secondary mirror and replace it with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera for wide field images captured at f/2 using a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. Or, if you’re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 5SE with one of Celestron's Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

View the Universe

The 5SE’s five-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 5SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit with Aluminum Case

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. The Celestron 1.25” Eyepiece and Filter Kit is a great way to expand the functionality and enjoyment of your telescope. Inside the metal, foam-lined carry case you’ll find these accessories:

  • 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 17 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 13 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 8 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 2X Barlow Lens - 1.25”
  • #80A Blue Filter - 1.25”
  • #58 Green Filter - 1.25”
  • #56 Light Green Filter - 1.25”
  • #25 Red Filter - 1.25”
  • #21 Orange Filter - 1.25”
  • #12 Yellow Filter - 1.25”
  • Moon Filter - 1.25”

Eyepieces

All five Plossl eyepieces can be used in any telescope with a 1.25” focuser. Each eyepiece features a four-element design with a 52º apparent field of view. The optics are fully multi-coated to improve light transmission and protect the optics. The 32 mm Plossl eyepiece offers a low power, wide field view in most telescopes, the 13 mm & 17 mm focal lengths are good medium-power oculars, and the 8 mm & 6 mm eyepieces provide high magnifications, great for the Moon and planets, especially when seeing conditions are good.

2X Barlow Lens

The included, and very versatile 2X Barlow doubles the magnification of any 1.25” eyepiece. Since this kit includes five (5) eyepieces, you will be able to use them with and without the Barlow, giving you a total of ten magnification options in all. Any other 1.25” eyepieces you already have will also work in this desirable accessory, giving you even more magnification choices. Remember, high magnifications do not always produce clear, sharp results, especially on evenings of poor or moderate seeing conditions. Experiment to find the magnifications that are best for your telescope on a particular night.

Filters

Colored filters can be used to bring out certain details on a planet’s surface or its cloud structure. All of the planetary filters included in the 1.25” Eyepiece & Accessory Kit, as well as the Moon filter, can be used on any 1.25” eyepiece with the proper filter threads, so they are very versatile. Just screw one onto your eyepiece of choice and slide it into the focuser.

Moon Filter

The Moon filter is one of the first accessories most new amateur astronomers buy, and for good reason! It helps block out a portion of the light the Moon sends into your eyepiece so that you can see details better. You can also try this filter on Venus; it blocks enough glare so you can observe the planet’s phases more easily.

Metal Case

The sturdy metal carry case has die-cut foam inside to protect and cushion your accessories. Store each one in its appointed place when not in use and you’ll keep them looking and performing like new. The case is even large enough to carry a few extra accessories. Just pull out enough of the foam cubes to make a nest for your eyepiece, camera adapter, etc. A tight fit is better, so remove the least amount of foam possible before testing the fit. You can always remove more if you need to.

Celestron Nexstar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope and Eyepiece Accessory Bundle

Main

Aperture5-Inch/125mm
Finder ScopeStarPointer
Mount DesignAltazimuth (AZ)
Mount OperationComputerized Go To
Wi-Fi ReadyYes
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Eyepiece Diameter2"

Celestron Nexstar 5SE SCT GoTo Telescope

Main

Aperture5-Inch/125mm
Finder ScopeStarPointer
Mount DesignAltazimuth (AZ)
Mount OperationComputerized Go To
Wi-Fi ReadyYes
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Eyepiece Diameter2"

Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit with Aluminum Case

General

MaterialAluminum
Carry/Transport OptionsHandle

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