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Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 5SE. The perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.
The 5SE’s five-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. Take your 5SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.
5-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
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.
Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
Aperture (mm)125 mm (4.92 in)
Focal Length1250 mm (49 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 150 x
Mount TypeSingle Fork Arm Altazimuth
TripodSteel with built-in wedge
Power Requirements8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification295 x
Lowest Useful Magnification18 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.93 arc seconds
Apparent Field of View1 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)53 ft (16 m)
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length13 in (330 mm)
Total Telescope Kit Weight17.6 lbs (7.98 kg)
Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)