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

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Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Observation Kit
Key Features
  • 5" NexStar 5SE SCT Telescope
  • 1250mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Computerized/Motorized Fork Mount
  • SkyPortal WiFi Module
B&H has put together the Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Observation Kit to give you everything you'll need to get out and sky watch. It includes a 5" NexStar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) with a stainless steel adjustable-height tripod, the SkyPortal WiFi module that directly connects to your smartphone running the free SkyPortal app, a Power Tank power pack, an AC-to-DC power adapter, and an accessory and filter kit that gives you an array of essential gear to accentuate and elevate your viewing experience. No matter where you are, or what you want to observe, this kit has you covered.
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$761.14

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

Celestron 5SE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • 3Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply
  • 4Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter
  • 5Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing
  • 6Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module

B&H has put together the Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Observation Kit to give you everything you'll need to get out and sky watch. It includes a 5" NexStar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) with a stainless steel adjustable-height tripod, the SkyPortal WiFi module that directly connects to your smartphone running the free SkyPortal app, a Power Tank power pack, an AC-to-DC power adapter, and an accessory and filter kit that gives you an array of essential gear to accentuate and elevate your viewing experience. No matter where you are, or what you want to observe, this kit has you covered.

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

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 allow it to be a competent astrophotography imaging platform for the Moon and planets.

Driving the dual servo motors on the mount is the brain 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 updatable 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) 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

  • 2-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 optical tube assembly, 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 you 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 updatable 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 arcsec
  • Optical encoders track mount movement to improve tracking and GoTo accuracy while allowing the mount to maintain alignment when 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

Eyepiece:
  • 1.25"-diameter barrel
  • 25mm focal length produces 50x magnification
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated glass improves color rendition and contrast
  • Threaded barrel accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • Fold-down rubber eyecup for use with or without eyeglasses
  • 52.5' 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

Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply

Power your motorized/computer-controlled telescope with Celestron's PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply. This versatile accessory features two 12VDC car/vehicle plugs to power the telescope and peripherals, plus two USB ports to charge small electronics such as phones or GPS sets. To help get you to your observation spot it is equipped with a powerful spot light, and when you're setting up, switch to the smaller flashlight. When it's time for observation, put the red lens cap on the flashlight to light your way without affect your night-adjusted vision. A built-in circuit breaker protects all your equipment and devices from damage.

Power

  • 7 amp hour capacity
  • Two 12VDC car/vehicle plugs with adapter cord
  • Two 5V USB ports to charge small electronics

Lights

  • Large white LED spotlight to navigate and set-up with tilt-head
  • Smaller flashlight for tasks
  • Red lens cap for flashlight to preserve night-adjusted vision

Additional Features

  • Built-in circuit breaker to protect electronics
  • 110-220VAC switchable universal power adapter included
  • Charging/battery-power LED indicators
UPC: 050234187749

Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter

The Celestron AC to DC Power adapter has a standard 2-prong North American power plug on a ~6' cord on one end, and a 5.5mm circular DC output jack on a ~6 cord on the other side; in between is a transformer box.  The North American plug cord is detachable from the transformer; the cord with the 5.5mm DC plug point is permanently attached to the transformer.  Output of this unit is consistently 12 volts DC.

This allows AC 120-240V, 50-60 Hz AC current supplies to power any of the Celestron telescopes with the 5.5mm DC input on their drive base, a long list of items which includes the Advanced, Celestar 8, CG9/11/14, CI700, CPC, CGE, NexStar i, NexStar SE, Celestron NexStar i, NexStar SE, Ultima 2000 series and others.

UPC: 050234187787

Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing

Celestron's Moon Filters are economical eyepiece filters for reducing the brightness of the moon and improving contrast, so greater detail can be observed on the lunar surface.
The clear aperture is 21mm for the 1.25" filter. Transmission is about 18%.

UPC: 050234941198

Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module

Transform your smartphone or tablet into a wireless controller for your computerized telescope with Celestron's SkyPortal WiFi Module. It plugs into the Hand Control or AUX port and begins to generate it's own WiFi signal to directly connect to your mobile device without the need for a router. Since it uses the telescope's power there are no batteries, plugs, or cables required.

The SkyPortal module works in conjunction with the free SkyPortal mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The app features a database of over 100,000 objects with astroimages and audio descriptions of hundreds of them including the history, mythology, and key features of them. It can assist with the telescope alignment and if you hold the screen up to sky, it will identify the objects based on your location, date, and time. If you don't know what you want to look at, the SkyPortal app will take you on a guided tour.

Use and Handling

  • Plugs into the telescope's Hand Control or AUX port
  • Emits its own WiFi signal to directly connect to smartphones and tablets
  • Lets you use your device as a wireless hand controller
  • Powered by telescope: no batteries, cables, or plugs required

SkyPortal Planetarium App

  • Free mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Tap any celestial object you see in the sky to identify it, tap again to slews to that object
  • Directly interfaces with SkyQ Link II WiFi module
  • Assists in alignment procedures, except with SkyProdigy models
  • Over 100,000 celestial objects from the Moon and planets to galaxies and nebulae
  • Provides guided tours of available objects based on location, date, and time
  • Works as a stand-alone planetarium app
  • Astroimages and audio descriptions for the most popular objects
  • Explains the history, mythology, and key features of the most popular celestial objects
  • Hold your screen up to the sky to identify objects in Compass Mode

Compatibility

  • Astro Fi
  • NexStar SE Series
  • NexStar SLT
  • NexStar Evolution
  • CPC, CPC DX
  • NexStar GT, with required #93919 splitter - sold separately
  • CGE, CGE Pro
  • Advanced VX
  • CG-5, with required #93923 splitter - sold separately
  • CGEM, CGEM DX
  • LCM, with required #93919 splitter - sold separately
  • CGX
  • CGX-L
  • CGEM II
UPC: 050234939737

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

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain
Aperture125 mm / 4.9"
Focal Length1250 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
FocuserInternal
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Star
FinderscopeYes
Optical Tube DimensionsLength: 13" / 33 cm
Mount
TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth Single Fork
GoTo CapabilityYes, NexStar
Tripod
TypeAdjustable
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
Batteries8 x AA
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight10.0 lb / 4.5 kg (Tripod)
17.6 lb / 8.0 kg (Fully Assembled)
Packaging Info
Package Weight35.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32 x 26 x 12.5"

Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply Specs

Capacity7 Amp amp hr
Inputs1 x 15 VDC charging port
Outputs2 x USB ports, 5 V 1.5 A
2 x 12 VDC car/vehicle plugs
LED spotlight
LED flashlight
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
Weight7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.2 x 10.4 x 6.2"

Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.405 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 2.95 x 2.15"

Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.9 x 1.5 x 1.4"

Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.65 x 2.5 x 2.3"
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