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Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope Review

Last Updated: 29.11.21


Main technical features


It’s lightweight construction ensures easy portability, and you will love how simple it is to set up.

Thanks to its SkyAlign technology and Nexstar software aligning this telescope and identifying objects in the sky has never been so easy.

What really sets this computerized telescope apart is its powerful Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system.

Like all Celestron telescopes the NexStar 6 SE is designed to look as great as it performs.


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In-depth information


One of the advantages of the Nexstar 6 SE is its compact size and lightweight construction. It only weighs 30 pounds, and this includes the sturdy tripod. Best of all the “quick release” mount makes it easy to take off and reattach, and you won’t need any additional tools to set the telescope up. This makes it a great choice when you need a “GoTo” telescope to take with you to astronomy classes or for viewing the stars away from the city lights. It can also run off of batteries or electricity so you never have to worry about finding a power source when you take it with you.

Beginners and experienced astronomers will appreciate the advanced computerized features that come standard with the telescope. It comes with Celestron’s innovative SkyAlign technology that makes alignment easy, even if it is your first time trying to view the night sky. Thanks to the database that includes over 4,000 celestial objects you will always know exactly what you are looking at. You can also use NexStar software for fast and simple alignments thanks to the GPS accessory that plugs easily into the auxiliary port.

According to Celestron this telescope comes with their first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optics in over ten years. This will allow you to enjoy bright and sharp views of distant planets, galaxies and star clusters. The 1500mm focal length (f10) is capable of gathering up to 44 percent more light than smaller 5 inch models so objects rarely appear dim or blurry. With plenty of light gathering power you’ll be amazed at what you’ll be able to see with this telescope.

Celestron telescopes are well known for their durability and high performance capabilities, and the NexStar 6 SE is no exception. Even though it is relatively lightweight, it is still designed to provide you with years of enjoyment. Their telescopes are also known for their traditional orange optic tubes, and Celestron continued this tradition with this 6 inch model. This also helps to ensures that the telescope looks as great as it performs.


Known issues

Some consumers have noted that the telescope does consume a lot of battery power, and this can become expensive since it does take 8 AA batteries. This problem can be easily resolved with the addition of an inexpensive adapter.


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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana’s professional experience in the optics field has helped her understand the value of passing her knowledge forward. Her curious personality helps her gather useful information for her readers and her goal is to make technical information fun and accessible to everyone.

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