Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • 125mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • 1250mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coating System
  • Single Fork Motorized GoTo Alt-Az Mount
  • 25mm Eyepiece and StarPointer Finder
  • SkyAlign Alignment Technology
  • NexStar+ Computer Hand Controller
  • 38,000+ Object Database with Sky Tours
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
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  • 1Description

Celestron's NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is a powerful, versatile and user-friendly Schmidt-Cassegrain style scope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to bright deep-sky objects like stars, galaxies and nebulae. Using Celestron's proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multi-coated lenses, highly reflective multi-coated mirrors, and Crown optical glass elements. While the focal ratio is a relatively slow f/10, the mount's precision tracking system and integrated equatorial wedge allows it to be a competent astrophotography imaging platform for the Moon and planets.

Driving the dual servo motors on the mount is the brains of the NexStar 5SE: the iconic NexStar+ computer hand controller. Packed with 40,000 celestial objects, it can hold up to 100 additional user-defined destinations and is updateable via the Celestron website. It has multiple alignment procedures to get you observing fast — including the super-easy SkyAlign system. Capable of being used in the northern or southern hemispheres, the NexStar has sidereal, lunar and solar tracking speeds to accurately follow near and deep-sky objects, plus nine slew speeds; and the ability to automatically trigger a camera's shutter release for Fastar or piggyback wide-field photography, or conventional prime-focus astrophotography.

Performance
  • 5" aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 1250mm focal length
  • Crown optical glass primary mirror
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings: Multi-layer aluminum/SiO2 (quartz)/TiO2 (titanium dioxide)/Si02 (silicon dioxide) mirror coatings with flat reflectivity across the light spectrum for both astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation
  • Multi-layer MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide) anti-reflective lens coatings
  • High-transmission water white glass corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission
  • Resolution: 1.11 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.91 arcsec (Dawes)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2"; 40% by diameter; 16.6% by area
  • Secondary mirror can be removed and a DSLR or imaging rig mounted in its place for fast f/2 wide-field astrophotography
NexStar Computer Controller
  • Two-line, 16-character LCD display
  • 19 fiber optic backlit red LED buttons
  • Database of over 40,000 celestial objects plus 100 user-defined
  • Automatically slew to planets, stars, constellations, and a variety of catalogs
  • Camera control: For piggyback wide field or conventional astrophotography through the OTA, the controller can automatically trigger the shutter release to capture the image
  • Anti-backlash compensation programs-out play between gears for more precise tracking
  • Tour Mode: Shows a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing
  • Constellation Tour: Allows the user to take a tour of all the best objects within a particular constellation
  • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System
  • SkyAlign alignment: Takes minutes, with minimal effort or experience — point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope does the rest
  • Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 2x, 4x, 8x,16x, and 32x
  • Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar tracking rates for observing the fast-moving moon, to slower-moving deep space subjects
  • Tracking modes: Alt-Az (Default, for general GoTo use), EQ north (Use for long exposure astrophotography in Northern hemisphere with EQ wedge engaged), EQ south (Use for long exposure astrophotography in Southern hemisphere with EQ wedge engaged), Off (no tracking when using as a terrestrial spotting scope)
  • RS-232 communication port allows for computer control
  • Flash updateable via the Celestron website
    Database Details:
  • Solar system objects including the sun, moon, and planets
  • Named Objects
  • Stars: Asterims, Variable stars, Double stars, Named stars
  • Caldwell catalog
  • Messier catalog
  • NGC catalog
  • SAO catalog
  • Constellations
Mount & Tripod
    Mount:
  • Single fork alt-az
  • Dual-axis servo motors allow for precise tracking with virtually no vibration
  • Motor resolution: 0.26 arc sec
  • Optical encoders track mount movement to improve tracking and GoTo accuracy while allowing the mount to maintain alignment when it moved manually
  • Communication ports: Autoguider port, Aux port, hand-controller
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries or optional 12 VDC power supply
    Tripod:
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height accommodates a variety of observation positions or users
  • Built-in equatorial wedge enables more precise tracking accuracy during long-exposure astrophotography
  • Tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters, and adds stability and vibration reduction
  • Weight: 10 pounds
Included Accessories
    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • 25mm focal length produces 50x magnification
  • Anti-reflection multicoated glass improves color rendition and contrast
  • Threaded barrel accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • Fold down rubber eyecups for use with or without eyeglasses52.5' field of view at 1000 yards
    Diagonal:
  • 1.25" Input and output accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepieces and accessories
  • 90° angle puts head in a comfortable position when observing at or near the zenith
  • Corrects view horizontally, but not vertically
    StarPointer Finder:
  • Projects a single red dot in line of sight
  • Unmagnified view ensures a wide field of view to make finding objects faster and star-hopping navigation easier
UPC: 050234110365
In the Box
Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • NexRemote Control Software CD
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture 125 mm
    Focal Length 1250mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° star
    1.25" snout and eyepiece holder
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Motor Dual axis servo with optical encoders
    GO-TO Capability NexStar computer hand controller
    Mount Type Motorized alt-az single-arm fork
    Power Source 8 x AA batteries
    Tripod Stainless steel
    Adjustable height
    Weight: 10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
    Optical Tube Length 13.0" / 33.0 cm
    Weight 17.6 lb / 8.0 kg, OTA and mount
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 35.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 26.0 x 12.5"
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