Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 6SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.
Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
- Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Aperture: ) 150 mm (5.91 in)
- Focal Length: 1500 mm (59 in)
- Focal Ratio: 10
- Focal Length of Eyepiece: 25 mm (0.98 in)
- Magnification of Eyepiece: 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 (Compared to human eye): 459 x
- Apparent Field of View: 0.83 °
- 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