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|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)||25 mm (0.98 in)|
|Aperture (mm)||150 mm (5.91 in)|
|Focal Length||1500 mm (59 in)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||60 x|
|Mount Type||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|Power Requirements||8-AA batteries (not included)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||354 x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||21 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.4|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.93 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.77 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power||459 x|
|Apparent Field of View||0.83 degree|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)||44 ft (13 m)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||2.2 in (56 mm)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||37%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||14%|
|Optical Coatings||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length||16 in (406 mm)|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||21 lbs (9.53 kg)|
|Slew Speeds||Nine slew speeds|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South|
|Alignment Procedures||SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align|
|Communication Ports||RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux|
|Computer Hand Control||Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Database||40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Warranty||2-year Telescope Warranty|
Nice goto telescope. Good optics and views. Sturdy tripod. Reliable motors. Fairly lightweight design compared to my 10 inch dob. Tracks objects well enough. Provided Celestron 25mm plossl is good. The whole thing packages up nicely for transportation while camping.
It has been cloudy ever since receiving the scope.I had great difficulty aligning the Star Pointer with the main scope.The Pointer would not adjust enough to center.It took some "creative adjustments to make it work.
The sky align feature makes this telescope so easy to use. I picked three random stars to align the scope. The controller calibrated my location. Within minutes I was looking at Jupiter and its moons. Amazing!!
I have owned a Meade ETX90EC and a Meade ETX125EC, and neither one of them seemed to be as accurate is this telescope for go-to viewing. I also think the optics in this are every bit as good as the Meade telescopes.
I purchased this telescope because I am not that knowledgeable about the position of some of the objects in the night sky that I wanted to see. My old telescope was hard to observe thru and very frustrating so I wanted an easier observing tool.
I bought my NexStar 6SE about 9 months ago, trading in my old Meade ETX 70. This was a few months before S & T published their review. I fully concur with their findings. The first night I used the 6SE, it only took me a couple minutes to get the finder aligned with the scope image.
I think I made the right choice choosing this as my FIRST telescope. It's pretty light, easy for carrying. I recommend watching a couple videos on the hand control/go-to feature. The dew shield and wall outlet power adapter are a must. My friends and I are very pleased with the purchase!
It is perfect for basic and intermediate astronomy observation. I would not recommend it the photography applications even though it is possible.
Have been recently using mine for wildlife photography by hooking up my D850 to it. Obviously no autofocus available only manual but pretty impressed with what I got from 112 yards.
I am an amateur astronomy enthusiast who always wanted a go-to computerized scope. Celestron Nexstar 6SE met all my needs and expectations - the scope quality is fabulous, the tripod is sturdy, the setup instructions are accurate and I managed to see more in my first night of using the scope than I...