Celestron - NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - Orange

Locate and observe objects in the night sky with this telescope that features StarBright XLT coatings for optimal light transmission and a StarPointer finderscope that helps you find and align objects easily.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews

Far Out Man Posted by: from: on What can I say? Its great! It was a breeze to assemble, only took about 10 minutes. Very easy to operate, the onscreen prompts walk you through alignment, and next thing, we were looking at the red spot on Jupiter, as well as 4 of her moons, the rings of Saturn, Mars, and the most amazing views of the moon! And all that from inside a light polluted city. I can't wait to take it on a camping trip.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Simply Awesome Posted by: from: Pace, FL on I've been interested in Astronomy for awhile, but only had a very cheap telescope. I decided that I wanted to step up to a more serious scope with GoTo capability, but didn't want to spend a fortune. This scope was the perfect fit. Its super easy to get it aligned and you'll be "slewing" to planets and nebula in no time. No problems making out the cloud bands on Jupiter or viewing the Orion Nebula. Fantastic views of the moon as well. Only complaint was that at this price, they really should include an AC Adapter (I knew it didn't have it going in). It will chew through batteries like no ones business, so make sure to get the adapter if you plan on using it for an extended amount of time.

15 out of 20 found this review helpful.

Excellent Telescope for Serious Amateur Posted by: from: Chelsea, AL on This is an excellent telescope for the serious amateur, and even for the intermediate astronomer. Though the aperture is a little on the small side, it has very good optics, The maximum useful magnification is 241x with a 5.5mm lens. Note that at this magnification, the image is a little fuzzy and a little dark, but all that should be expected for a scope of this size. Several bands of Jupiter are visible, and its moons appear as bright stars. A satisfying image! I have read that your best images through earth's atmosphere are limited to 300x magnification, but I don't really know how true that is. This is also an excellent terrain telescope. With the $100 rebate, it is more than your money's worth- an outstanding buy! Its size allows you to take on trips and enjoy views over land or overhead. The GoTo and auto-tracking are also dead on! The GoTo takes a little practice to achieve good accuracy. Once you're sure of how deep you want to go into astronomy, opt for at least an 8" to 12" scope if you're in an area with little light pollution. Lower magnifications of 300x would give very clear images with a scope this size. Keep in mind that Dobsonians are not terrain scopes, and are not for use in areas with a lot of street lights, and they're not very portable. But this Celestron scope is very portable, and for that reason, along with its very good optics, makes it a very good addition to any astronomer's collection. Be sure to get the Power-Pack. NOTE: I'm using Meade 5000 Series lenses.

80 out of 99 found this review helpful.

Great beginners scope Posted by: from: Huntington, wv on Easy to use and set up. Excellent optical quality. It will not disappoint in viewing the planets.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Pretty Sweet Posted by: from: Denver on I was able to see Saturn my first night. I read some reviews before I purchased and everybody loved it. They are all right it's an awesome telescope and for the price is one of the best choices for a starter telescope.

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Great telescope for an amateur Posted by: from: on Purchased this as our first telescope as a family Christmas gift. Absolutely love it! It is something that the entire family has enjoyed using even on winter nights...looking forward to warmer temps for more comfortable viewing! Setup was easy and it has offered great viewing and pictures of the moon using the telescope lens as the camera lens on my Canon EOS. Looking forward to trying to capture a planet with a stronger lens attached.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

great for starting out Posted by: from: on Love the telescope but invest in the plug-in power supply. It will save you a bunch on batterys

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

See the stars Posted by: from: Tracy, CA on I can see planets and stars, great detail looking at the moon. I have not been able to complete the set up for the location/star finder. I also bought the lens kit (below), those other lenses really help to see more detail.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Great Telescope Posted by: from: on This telescope works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Celestron 4se Posted by: from: on celestron telescope is the best,it got here right on time and is just amazing I really like my purchase!I have a try different telescopes but they are just a properly for what I was looking for,this one was really worth my moneyI definitely recommend for beginners to get celestron telescope is very easy to put together...great I loved!

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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