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

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value and excellent viewing

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for experienced users

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased this telescope as a Christmas gift for my 17 year old. It was very nice but a bit complicated to use. After many many attempts to use and Celestron customer service calls we decided to return and get a user friendly telescope by the same company. I would recommend this to an experienced user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for intermediate user

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend