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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Overview

What's Included


  • 10,000 object database, printable sky maps
  • Celestron NexStar 4 SE Computerized Telescope
  • NexRemote software
  • One 25mm eyepiece
  • Owner's manual
  • The Sky level 1 planetarium software
  • Tripod

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

102mm objective lens diameter

For increased visibility. 53x magnification with included 25mm eyepiece.

Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design

With StarBright XLT coatings for optimal light transmission.

1325mm focal length; f/13 focal ratio

For clarity and precision.

StarPointer finderscope

Aids in alignment and helps to locate objects in the night sky.

SkyAlign technology

Provides quick and easy alignment with only 3 bright objects.

Computerized hand control

Features an extensive database with more than 40,000 objects.

The Sky level 1 planetarium software

Provides a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Telescope for Serious Amateur

    Posted
    Anonymous

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Awesome

    Posted
    academytim
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great telescope for an amateur

    Posted
    BravesFan
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far Out Man

    Posted
    H8pvmnt
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Celestron 4se

    Posted
    fly4se
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    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT TELESCOPE for Beginners

    Posted
    Nika
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    This was a purchase for my 13 year old daughter. She is really into astronmy. She loves it. She has her set up in the living room as it's been to cold to really take it out. But thank God we have big bay windows so she can do so. Make sure to purchase a power rank so that it is functional outside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Sweet

    Posted
    Smouse
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great telescope.

    Posted
    Tiffthetrex
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    When I bought this Celestron telescope I also purchased one of their less expensive models. Well like the saying goes, You get what you pay for. Easy to operate, fun to use. Less than 20 minutes after taking it out of the box we were looking at Jupiter.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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