Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope


Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5 SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space.  With a total weight of 28 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 5 SE features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) standard with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than a 4" model.

The 5 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera.  Plus the tripod featuring a built-in wedge helps make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.

The NexStar 5 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 nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional SkySync 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 5 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.


Spec : 


Optical Design


Aperture (mm)

125 mm (4.92 in)

Focal Length (mm)

1250 mm (49 in)

Focal Ratio


Eyepiece 1 (mm)

25 mm (0.98 in)

Magnification 1

50 x



Star Diagonal



Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

Optical Tube


Other Equipment

Camera Shutter Cable


Steel with built-in wedge

Power Supply

8-AA batteries (not included)

Highest Useful Magnification

295 x

Lowest Useful Magnification

18 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude


Resolution (Rayleigh)

1.11 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)

0.93 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)

329x x

Angular Field of View (deg)

1 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

53 ft (16 m)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

51mm in (1295 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

40% %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

16.6% %

Optical Coatings

StarBright XLT

Optical Tube Length

13 in (330 mm)

Telescope Weight

17.6 lbs (7.98 kg)

Tripod Weight

10 lbs (4.54 kg)

Payload Capacity

10 lbs (4.54 kg)

Motor Drive

Integrated D.C. Electronics

Slew Speeds

Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking Modes

Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South

Software Features

Camera Control

Alignment Procedures

SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align

Software Precision

24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations

Communication Ports

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

Dovetail Compatibility

Quick Release Tube Clamp



Nomor Produk



binocular, Celestron, TELESCOPE, teropong bintang, monocular