Celestron NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope WiFi Kit

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Celestron NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope WiFi Kit
Key Features
  • 150mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • 1500mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Optical Coating System
  • SkyPortal WiFi Module
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B&H put together the NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope WiFi Kit to allow you to directly control the mount via your smartphone or tablet running a free app for Android and iOS.
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$919.95
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Celestron 6SE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Celestron NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • 3Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module
  • 4Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing

B&H put together the NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope WiFi Kit to allow you to directly control the mount via your smartphone or tablet running a free app for Android and iOS.

Celestron NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron's NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is a powerful, portable, and user-friendly Schmidt-Cassegrain-style scope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to 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 allows it to be a competent shorter-exposure astrophotography imaging platform for the Moon and planets.

Driving the dual servo motors on the mount is the brain of the NexStar 6SE: 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

  • 6" (150mm) aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 1500mm 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
  • Internal focusing mechanism
  • Resolution: 0.93 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.77 arcsec (Dawes)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2.2"; 37% by diameter; 14% by area
  • Fastar capability: 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: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x
  • Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar tracking rates for observing the fast-moving Moon to slower-moving deep-space subjects
  • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South, 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
  • 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 60x 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
  • 44' 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: 050234110686

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 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 NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain
Aperture150 mm / 5.9"
Focal Length1500 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
FocuserInternal
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Star
FinderscopeYes
Optical Tube DimensionsLength: 16" / 40.6 cm
Mount
TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth Single Fork
GoTo CapabilityYes, NexStar
Tripod
TypeAdjustable
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
Batteries8 x AA
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight10 lb / 4.5 kg (Tripod)
21 lb / 9.53 kg (Fully Assembled)
Packaging Info
Package Weight39.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32 x 26 x 13"

Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module Specs

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

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"
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