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Celestron NexStar Telescope Review

Last Updated: 06.12.21


Main technical features


Measuring 6 inches and boasting a lightweight construction the NexStar 6 SE is designed to be easily portable.

Since it comes with Celestron’s innovative SkyAlign technology it is a breeze to align, even for beginners.

Thanks to its Cassegrain optics even objects in deep space will be bright and clearly visible.

You will love how easy this Cassegrain telescope is to set up, especially since it doesn’t require the use of additional tools.


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In-depth information


Since this telescope only measures 6 inches and weighs 30 pounds it is easily portable. This makes it ideal for students in astronomy class or to take with you when you want to get away from the bright city lights. It comes with a sturdy tripod so you can set it up on almost any surface, without worrying about it tipping over. Best of all it is incredibly easy to set up since it doesn’t require any tools. It is also just as simple to disassemble when you are ready to go.

One of the advantages of the NexStar 6 SE is how easy it is to align with the planets and stars. It comes with Celestron’s exclusive SkyAlign technology so you can easily align the telescope to view any number of objects in the sky. Thanks to the expansive database you will also know exactly what you are looking at. Since the mount is computerized it will automatically track objects as they move across the sky, this means that you don’t have to worry about losing sight of them. You can even choose to take advantage of its GPS capabilities for even faster and easier alignments. Even the hand control is designed to be easy to use, and you’ll appreciate its small LCD screen that clearly displays the information from the database.  It also comes with a convenient finderscope so you can accurately locate objects, and it can even be used to help with alignment.

Objects in the night sky will never appear dim thanks to the Cassegrain optics. Its impressive light gathering capabilities ensure that this is a powerful telescope so you can enjoy bright clear views of deep space objects. This also helps objects appear more visible even when you are dealing with light pollution. With a 1500mm focal length (f10) this telescope is capable of gathering up to 44 percent more light than models that measure 5 inches. This really will make a difference in what you can see in the sky.


Known issues

There have been a few mentions that the customer service department at Celestron many not always be friendly or helpful. While this doesn’t affect the performance of the telescope, it can cause problems if an issue develops.

One consumer did note that it can take a few seconds for the telescope to turn on. Since this is not normal performance, it could indicate a minor problem.


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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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