Celestron NexStar 6 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

Model #11068

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Specifications

General Information

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)
Focal Length 1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 60 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod Steel leg
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
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
11 October 2018
8.0/10

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.

Adorama.32830004
17 January 2017
6.0/10

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.

Orion telescopes binoculars.34753597
10 July 2010
10/10

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!!

B h photo.34921152
7 March 2019
10/10

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.

Adorama.32830004
16 July 2012
10/10

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.

Orion telescopes binoculars.34753597
28 February 2008
10/10

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.

B h photo.34921152
14 July 2016
10/10

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!

Adorama.32830004
12 December 2012
10/10

It is perfect for basic and intermediate astronomy observation. I would not recommend it the photography applications even though it is possible.

B h photo.34921152
19 February 2019
10/10

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.

Adorama.32830004
31 March 2009
10/10

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...

Product Highlights
  • 6-inch aperture provides excellent light-gatheringability
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod
  • Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Aperture: 6" (150mm) Aperture
  • Series: Celestron Nexstar SE
In The Box
  • Optical Tube Assembly
  • 25mm 1.25" E-Lux Eyepiece
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • Visual Back (1.25")
  • 1.25" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal
  • Computerized Altazimuth Mount with Handset
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • NeNexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS-232 Cable
  • 2-Year Warranty
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