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Celestron - NexStar 5 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - Orange

This Celestron NexStar 5SE 11036 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope features NexStar computer control and SkyAlign alignment technologies that allow you to easily view up to 40,000 celestial objects. The steel tripod with built-in wedge provides stability.
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$699.99

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Best Buy Customer Reviews

4
Great value and excellent viewing Posted by: from: on Great telescope for both beginners and more advanced users. Plenty of room for expansion into whatever field you want whether it be astrophotography or just recreational viewing. Unfortunately I can't give it 5 stars as it doesn't come with any more eye pieces than just one which is a 25mm plossl which is great for viewing the moon and Jupiter, but after that you will have to get better magnification. The SkyAlign system is a bit weird, I have only gotten it to align properly once and even then the alignment was just a little off so that Jupiter hung to the top right of the eyepiece. Once I tried to manually adjust it using the directional pad it stopped tracking on Jupiter and sat until I told it to snap back to Jupiter, which then it aligned it back into the top right side. Still a bit new to it however so I'm very sure it could be user error as well. The focus is flawless, and even during a half moon I was still able to see craters and the like, even the outline of the dark side of the moon. This telescope truly has great optics. The tripod is very sturdy and even comes with rubber feet on the bottom to help grip and suspend it from minor vibrations. The software it comes with seems a bit dated, but you can use a laptop instead of the keypad to align and track stars.

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

5
great for intermediate user Posted by: from: redwood falls, mn on I love it!!! Easy to used and very stable tripod. Only thing i was disappointed with was the switch. On my 6th time using it, the switch wouldn't turn on the computer rendering it useless. Overall, Its wonderful.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Impressive Posted by: from: Jundiai - Brasil on Great.... It´s my first time to play with a telescope but this one to start is a very pleasure experience. My eyes are now wide open.

4 out of 8 found this review helpful.

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