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$1,299.00 AUD
SKU: CE-11036


The Celestron NexStar 5SE is a compact Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope mounted on the portable NexStar single fork arm Alt-Azimuth mount. This perfect introductory telescope for quick and easy visual observation.

The NexStar 5SE's 5 inch aperture provides excellent light gathering power at an affordable price. You'll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with bright deep sky objects such as Eta Carina and the Orion nebula.

We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favourite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.

Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favourite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand controller to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!



Optical design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125 mm (5")
Focal length 1250 mm
Focal ratio f/10
Resolving power 0.93 arc seconds
Highest useful magnification 295 x
Light gathering power 329 times the human eye
Central obstruction diameter 51 mm (40% of aperture diameter)
Wavelength range 400 - 750 nm
Optical coatings StarBright XLT
Mount attachment CG-5 Dovetail
Threads 2"-24 UNC
Tube length 330 mm
Tube weight 2.7 kg
Tube diameter 152 mm
SKU CE-11036


Mount specifications


Mount type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 4.54 kg
Height adjustment range 939.8 - 2397 mm (37" – 55")
Tripod leg diameter 38.1 mm (1.5") Stainless Steel
Mount head weight 3.2 kg
Tripod weight 4.54 kg
Slew speed 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking modes Alt-azimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Dovetail compatibility CG-5 saddle plate
Auxiliary ports 1 AUX Port
Autoguide port No
USB port Yes, hand control input
Power requirement 8 x AA batteries (not included), 12V DC 0.75A
Motor drive DC servo motors
Alignment procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star Align, Two-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North Align and EQ South Align (EQ align requires wedge)
Periodic error correction No
Computerized hand control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons
NexStar+ database 38,181 objects including 200 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Software Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Total telescope kit weight 8 kg


  • Optical tube
  • Mount and tripod
  • Built-in wedge
  • Accessory tray
  • Star diagonal
  • Star Pointer finderscope
  • 25mm eyepiece


$1,299.00 AUD

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