With a generous 5 inch aperture the Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll be thrilled with views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula while retaining a compact size. Its fully automated GoTo computerised mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign makes aligning a computerized telescope fast, easy, and accurate. Simply point at any three bright objects in the sky and the telescope aligns itself. From there, navigation and tracking is as easy as pushing a button.
Unique Single Fork Mount Design
Debate about the “best” telescope is nearly as endless as the Universe itself. But we know one thing quite well – the best telescope is the one you will use most often! That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes for quick and easy set up. The NexStar SE disassembles 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 at home.
Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give the Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope 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.
Advanced Features Let the Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope Grow with You
The Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync. If you want to explore the world of astroimaging, the 5SE is a perfect choice. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. Or, if you’re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 5SE with one of our ZWO planetary imaging cameras.
Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope Specifications
125 mm (4.92 in)
1250 mm (49 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Steel with built-in wedge
8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification
Lowest Useful Magnification
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
1.11 arc seconds
0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
Apparent Field of View
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)
53 ft (16 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
51mm in (1295 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
Optical Tube Length
13 in (330 mm)
Total Telescope Kit Weight
17.6 lbs (7.98 kg)
10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Nine slew speeds
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Computer Hand Control
Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
38,181 accessible objects
2-year Telescope Warranty
Visit Celestron for Further Information
From your first observing session and for years to come, the Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescpope is your trusted companion. For further information, including manuals and videos visit the Celestron website.