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We also recommend adding the SkyScout to this package for only $399.00 more please see below for more information

SkyScout

SkyScout
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* Identifies celestial objects with the click of a button
* Locates over 50,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database and provides scientific information for each object (requires free update to firmware to version 1.3)
* Provides comprehensive text and audio descriptions providing history, mythology and other entertaining information for the most popular objects
* Tonight's Highlights: A customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world
* Constellation Lessons: if the star you identify or locate is part of a constellation or an asterism like the Big Dipper, you can actually take a guided tour through all the stars in that constellation and even see an onscreen map of the constellation
* Built-in Field Guide Includes:
o Introduction to astronomy: a six part audio lesson on the origin and history of astronomy
o Glossary of Terms: text defining popular astronomy terms including planets, comets, galaxies and more
o Great Astronomers: text bios on some of the world's greatest astronomers including Galileo, Einstein and Copernicus
o Man Made Space Objects: text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble SpaceTelescope and the Space Shuttle
o Comet Guide: text descriptions about history's most famous comets including Halley's Comet and Comet Hale-Bop
* SD card slot: for optional “SkyScout Expansion Cards” audio presentations that provide hours of entertainment on a variety of topics
* USB port: allows database to be updated with new objects as they are discovered, comets, etc.
* Simple enough for all ages: just turn it on and it’s ready to use
* Built-in Help Menu: includes a quick start instruction guide for using the SkyScout
* Bring it anywhere: compact and light design makes it easy to carry and durable construction makes it safe for rugged environments
* Backed by Celestron's 2-year warranty

Celestial Database

* Over 50,000 Stars, 1,500 Double and Variable Stars, all 88 constellations, over 100 deep space objects including Galaxies, Nebulae and Star Clusters, over 200 audio descriptions of the most popular celestial objects

User Controls

* Target Button
* Menu Navigation: Four-way control
* One-Touch Controls: Identify Function, Locate Function, GPS Function, and Main Menu
* Display Brightness: Increase, Decrease
* Volume: Increase, Decrease
* Power: On/Off

Display

* Graphic LCD display with red LED backlight
* 3"W x 1"H (78 mm x 26 mm)
* 240 x 80 with a 0.325 mm dot pitch

Audio

* Maximum output power: 50mW
* Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Inputs and Outputs

* SD card slot
* USB for connection to PC
* 3.5 mm stereo jack for headphones

Headphones

* Earbud-style headphones included

Skylink Interface

* Download of new celestial objects (including newly
discovered comets, etc.)
* Download of firmware upgrades

Size and Weight

* Height: 2.5 inches
* Depth: 4.0 inches
* Width: 7.4 inches
* Weight: 15.2 ounces (without batteries)

Power and Battery

* 2 x 1.5V AA batteries (not included)

Note: specifications subject to change without notice
NexStar 6 SE Telescope Package with Wedge

NexStar 6 SE Telescope Package

Only $1485.00 & S&H

  1. NexStar 6 SE item no. 11068

  2. Wedge, NexStar 6SE item no. 93658

  3. Eyepiece & Filter Kit 1.25 in item no. 94303

  4. VSP (Vibration Suppression Pads) item no. 93503

  5. Solar Filter (for NexStar 6SE) item no. 94236


 

NexStar 6 SE item no. 11068

Portability and serious performance come together in the NexStar 6 SE. Celestron's first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade is now available in a high performance altazimuth computerized telescope. With a total weight of 30 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 6 SE features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 44% more light gathering than a 5" telescope.

The NexStar 6 SE has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar's auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 6 SE isn’t one of them.

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.


Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

FEATURES  
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SE series combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Sturdy computerized altazimuth mount
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)

 

SPECIFICATIONS  

 

OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE: 150 mm (5.91 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 1500 mm (59.06 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 10
FINDERSCOPE: StarPointer
MOUNT: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY: Quick Release Tube Clamp
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminum
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 60 x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25"
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1
TRIPOD: Steel leg
POWER SUPPLY: 8-AA batteries (not included)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 354 x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 21 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13.4
RESOLUTION: 0.92 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.77 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 459 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 0.83 °
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 43.8 ft (13.35 m)
OPTICAL COATINGS: StarBright XLT Coatings
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 2.2 in (55.88 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 14 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 37 %
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 16 in (406.4 mm)
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 21 lb (9.53 kg)
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT: 9 lb (4.08 kg)
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
TRACKING MODES: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSymtem Align
DATABASE: 40,000+ objects
SOFTWARE PRECISION: 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
COMMUNICATION PORTS: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux
TRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Wedge, NexStar 6SE item no. 93658

Upgrade your NexStar 6SE and 8SE with this wedge for long exposure astrophotography. With built-in azimuth and altitude adjustment controls for easy polar alignment, this wedge has a 25-90° latitude range.

Used on either NexStar 6SE or NexStar 8SE, it weighs 8 lbs.

Also works with NexStar 5i or NexStar 8i telescopes.


Eyepiece & Filter Kit 1.25 in item no. 94303

The Eyepiece and Filter Kit (#94303) contains:

• Five Superior Grade Plössl Eyepieces - 1.25” — 4-element design with a 52° AFOV (32mm has 44° ) — Superb color resolution, edge sharpness and clarity. All eyepieces are fully multi-coated for maximum contrast and resolution. Supplied are a 4mm,6mm, 9mm, 15mm, and 32mm.

• Barlow Lens - 2x 1.25”— Compliments the Plössl eyepieces in this kit and gives you a total of ten power combinations. High grade glass optics with fully multicoated lenses are used so there is no degradation of image.

• Six Colored Eyepiece(Lunar & Planetary) Filters - 1.25” — Included are Kodak Wratten #12, #21, #25, #56, #58A, and #80A. Since you have all the eyepieces necessary to study the planets and moon in detail, these filters will greatly enhance your enjoyment of our solar system.

• Moon Filter - 1.25” — A neutral density filter which allows you maximum enjoyment of the moon especially during the brighter phases.

• Aluminum Carrying Case — This sturdy and well-built case fits all of the above items in the die-cut foam interior and has room for additional accessories.


VSP (Vibration Suppression Pads) item no. 93503

Telescope and spotting scope vibration is caused by windy conditions, an unsteady mount or tripod or even an accidental bump to the instrument, and results in reduced image quality.

Celestron’s set of three Vibration Suppression Pads will reduce vibration time by almost 100% and decrease vibration amplitude. The pads fit between the bottom of the tripod legs and the ground, a simple and functional solution to the problem of image disturbance.

They work on any surface: grass, dirt, concrete, asphalt, wood, etc., for both telescopes and spotting scopes.


Solar Filter (for NexStar 6SE) item no. 94236

Celestron Solar Filters are made with Baader Astro Solar™ Safety Film. Far superior than any existing glass, Mylar or polymer filters, they lead to brighter, sharper, and higher contrast images.

Enter the new millennium with the finest solar filters available. Astro Solar™ Safety Film is clear and homogenous and attains the optical performance of high quality plane-parallel glass filters—it is diffraction limited! Double-sided metal coatings have uniform density and good color balance across the entire field ensuring razor sharp images from edge to edge.

The Sun appears in its “real ”color —neutral white, not blue or orange, and the sky adjacent to the solar limb is jet black.

You can see detail in sunspots, bright faculae near the limb and the mottled areas known as granules with these filters. The Sun offers constant changes and will keep your observing interesting and fun. Even small aperture telescopes can enjoy features of the Sun.

The Astro Solar™ film is completely safe and durable (won‘t break like glass if dropped). Its rating is ND-5 which means that the film transmits 1/100,000 of visible light (.001%) while reflecting (blocking) 99.999%of unwanted light. The film absorbs all ultraviolet rays while coating reflects infrared light rendering both absolutely harmless. For added assurance, Baader Astro Solar™ film has been declared safe for direct solar viewing by the German National Bureau of Standards for eye safety.

 


 

NexStar 6 SE Telescope Package

NexStar 6 SE item no. 11068

Wedge, NexStar 6SE item no. 93658

Eyepiece & Filter Kit 1.25 in item no. 94303

VSP (Vibration Suppression Pads) item no. 93503

Solar Filter (for NexStar 6SE) item no. 94236

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