Celestron NexStar 5SE 127mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron NexStar 5SE 127mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron NexStar 5SE 127mm 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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Price:  $699.00

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Celestron's NexStar 5SE 127mm 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 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 scope's precision tracking system allows it to be a competent astrophotography/astroimaging 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 almost 40,000 celestial objects, it can hold up to 25 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.

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: Rayleigh: 1.11 arcsec / Dawes: 0.91 arcsec
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2", 40% by diameter / 16.6% by area
NexStar Computer Controller
  • Two-line, 16-character LCD display
  • 19 fiber optic backlit red LED buttons
  • Database of over 38,000 celestial objects plus 25 user-defined
  • Automatically slew to planets, objects, constellations plus a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars
  • 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
  • Pre-programmed alignment systems including SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System for fast and easy set up
  • 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
  • Pre-set sidereal, solar, and lunar slew speeds for observing the fast-moving Moon, to slower-moving deep space subjects
  • Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 2x, 4x, 8x,16x, and 32x
  • RS-232 communication port allows for computer control
  • Flash updateable via the Celestron website
Mount
  • Single fork alt-az
  • Dual-axis servo motors with optical encoders allow for precise tracking with virtually no vibration
  • Motor resolution: 0.26 arcsec
  • Communication ports: Autoguider port, Aux port, hand-controller
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries or optional 12 VDC power supply
  • Stainless steel adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray
Eyepiece
  • 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 eyeglasses
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
  • Projects a single red dot in line of sight
  • Un-magnified to make finding objects faster and easier
  • Used primarily for alignment process
UPC: 050234110365
In the Box
Celestron NexStar 5SE 127mm 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 1250 mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° star
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Motor Dual axis servo with optical encoders
    GO-TO Capability Yes, NexStar computer hand controller
    Mount Type Single-arm fork
    Alt-az
    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 OTA & Mount: 17.6 lb / 8.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 35.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 26.0 x 12.5"

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