TEL: 604-998-7071     Hello Guest, Login / My Account

Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope Kit  -  Best Telescope for the Money
Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope

Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope Kit - Best Telescope for the Money

. Free Expedited Shipping for Most In-stock Products
(or estimated shipping costs in the shopping cart)
. Checkout Options for Ordering Online & Pickup
. Satisfaction Guarantee: 30 Days no Hassle Return (Condition Apply)
. Multiple Payment Options (Credit Card, Paypal, EMT, Financing)

Your Price: CAD649.00
Usually ships in 5-7 business days
Part Number:11049

Choose Options or Accessories if Applicable

Ships Worldwide - This item qualifies for international shipping. help
Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope (11049)

Telescope of the Year

Celestron NexStar SE Series Telescopes

In 2017, the Celestron NexStar SE telescope reigns supreme, winning our Telescope of the Year award for six straight years! Our team is continually impressed with this workhorse. It’s the perfect combination of aperture, portability, features, and value. Whether you’re buying your first telescope or ready to upgrade, this is a telescope you can invest in and enjoy for years to come.

What makes NexStar SE so special? You won’t be asking once you look through its Maksutov-Cassegrain or Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system. From 4” to 8” in aperture, these compact, grab-and-go scopes pack serious light gathering ability. Celestron has been manufacturing Cassegrain telescopes since the 1950s, and their expertise shows when you look through the eyepiece. Proprietary StarBright XLT optical coatings further enhance brightness and clarity.

When you get your observing site, setting up a NexStar SE is quick and easy. What’s more, you’ll always have a rewarding night of viewing thanks to the hand control’s internal database of more than 40,000 celestial objects.

The NexStar SE series held onto its title again this year thanks to some key technology breakthroughs at Celestron. Now, the SE is compatible with both the StarSense AutoAlign and SkyPortal WiFi Module accessories. Use them together and you can turn this telescope into a 100% automated tour guide of the night sky. The StarSense analyzes star patterns overhead to automatically align the telescope’s computer and SkyPortal turns your smartphone or tablet into a wireless hand control. Simply hold your device up to the night sky and tap any object you wish to view. In seconds, your NexStar SE has it centered in the eyepiece and will track it as it moves across the sky. (Check out our Innovation of the Year award to learn more.)

Another key update for 2017: Celestron has released a wedge accessory for the 6” and 8” models. That means you can now use your NexStar SE for long exposure astrophotography with your DSLR camera. Our favorite telescope just got even more versatile.


Celestron's NexStar 4SE 125mm f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is a powerful, versatile and user-friendly catadioptric-style scope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to bright deep-sky objects like stars, galaxies and nebulae. Using Celestron's proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multi-coated lenses, highly reflective multi-coated mirrors, and Crown optical glass elements. Similar to their Schmidt cousins, the Maksutov design exchanges the conventional front corrector plate with a convex meniscus lens which results in a smaller secondary mirror — limiting obstruction and increasing contrast, while eliminating the need for periodic collimation. While the focal ratio is a relatively slow f/13, the scope's optical performance, added to the mount's precision tracking system and integrated equatorial wedge allows it to be a competent astrophotography/imaging platform for the Moon and planets.

Driving the dual servo motors on the mount is the brains of the NexStar 4SE: the iconic NexStar+ computer hand controller. Packed with 40,000+ celestial objects, it can hold up to 100 additional user-defined destinations and is updateable via the Celestron website. It has multiple alignment procedures to get you observing fast - including the super-easy SkyAlign system. Capable of being used in the northern or southern hemispheres, the NexStar has sidereal, lunar and solar tracking speeds to accurately follow near and deep-sky objects, plus nine slew speeds; and the ability to automatically trigger a camera's shutter release for Fastar or piggyback wide-field photography, or conventional prime-focus astrophotography.

Performance
  • 4" (102mm) aperture
  • f/13 focal ratio
  • 1325mm focal length
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical system
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations, and comas (off-axis aberration) across the entire field of view
  • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrain reduces obstructions and increases contrast
  • BK7 optical glass primary mirror
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings: Multi-layer aluminum/SiO2 (quartz)/TiO2 (titanium dioxide)/Si02 (silicon dioxide) mirror coatings with flat reflectivity across the light spectrum for both astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation
  • Multi-layer MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide) anti-reflective lens coatings
  • High-transmission water white glass corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission
  • Resolution: Rayleigh: 1.36 arcsec / Dawes: 1.14 arcsec
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 1.25", 34.4% by diameter / 11% by area
  • Internal 90° flip mirror; with the mirror flipped up the 90° angle puts head in a comfortable viewing position when scope is pointed at or near the zenith, lay the mirror down to direct light to the visual back for astrophotography/imaging
NexStar Computer Controller
  • Two-line, 16-character LCD display
  • 19 fiber optic backlit red LED buttons
  • Database of over 40,000+ celestial objects plus 100 user-defined
  • Automatically slew to planets, stars, constellations, and a variety of catalogs
  • Camera control: For piggyback wide field or conventional astrophotography through the OTA, the controller can automatically trigger the shutter release to capture the image
  • Anti-backlash compensation programs-out play between gears for more precise tracking
  • Tour Mode: Shows a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing
  • Constellation Tour: Allows the user to take a tour of all the best objects within a particular constellation
  • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System
  • SkyAlign alignment: Takes minutes, with minimal effort or experience - Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope does the rest
  • Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 2x, 4x, 8x,16x, and 32x
  • Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar tracking rates for observing the fast-moving Moon, to slower-moving deep space subjects
  • Tracking modes: Alt-Az (Default, for general GoTo use), EQ north (Use for long exposure astrophotography in Northern hemisphere with EQ wedge engaged), EQ south (Use for long exposure astrophotography in Southern hemisphere with EQ wedge engaged), Off (no tracking when using as a terrestrial spotting scope)
  • RS-232 communication port allows for computer control
  • Flash updateable via the Celestron website
    Database details:
  • Database Details:
  • Solar system objects including the sun, moon, and planets
  • Named Objects
  • Stars: Asterims, Variable stars, Double stars, Named stars
  • Caldwell catalog
  • Messier catalog
  • NGC catalog
  • SAO catalog
  • Constellations
Mount & Tripod
    Mount:
  • Single fork alt-az
  • Dual-axis servo motors allow for precise tracking with virtually no vibration
  • Motor resolution: 0.26 arcsec
  • Optical encoders track mount movement to improve tracking and GoTo accuracy while allowing the mount to maintain alignment when it moved manually
  • Communication ports: Autoguider port, Aux port, hand-controller
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries or optional 12 VDC power supply
    Tripod:
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height accommodates a variety of observation positions or users
  • Built-in equatorial wedge enables more precise tracking accuracy during long-exposure astrophotography
  • Tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters, and adds stability and vibration reduction
  • Weight: 10 pounds
Included Accessories
    Eyepiece:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • 25mm focal length produces 53x magnification
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated glass improves color rendition and contrast
  • Threaded barrel accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • Fold down rubber eyecups for use with or without eyeglasses
    Starpointer:
  • Projects a single red dot in line of sight
  • Unmagnified to make finding objects faster and easier
  • Used primarily for alignment process


Specifications
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain reflector
Aperture 102 mm
Focal Length 1325mm
Focal Ratio f/13
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal Integrated 90° flip
1.25" eyepiece holders
Finderscope Red-dot StarPointer
GO-TO Capability Yes, NexStar controller
Tripod Stainless steel legs
Adjustable height
Built-in equatorial wedge
Weight 10 lb / 4.5 kg
Mount Type Motorized alt-az
Single-arm fork
Power Source 8 x AA batteries
Optical Tube Length 13.5" / 342.9 mm
Weight 21.0 lb / 9.5 kg, OTA and mount
 
Packaging Info Package Weight 38.0 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 27.5 x 13.5"
 
Based on Astronomy magazine’s telescope "report cards", scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .
Terrestrial Observation: Yes
Lunar Observation: Great
Planetary Observation: Good
Binary and Star Cluster Observation: Good
Galaxy and Nebula Observation: Fair
Photography: Yes
Terrestrial Photography: Yes
Lunar Photography: Yes
Planetary Photography: No
Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography: No
 

In the Box
Celestron NexStar 4 SE 102mm f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain Go-To Telescope
  • E-Lux 25.0mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • NexRemote Control Software CD
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • RS-232 to Serial Port Cable - for GPS 16 Accessory
  • NexStar Hand Controller
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  •  

    Best Telescope for the Money – Celestron NexStar 4 SE

    There are thousands of different telescopes that are available on the market, but when looking at price vs features, the Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope is by far the best telescope for the amount that it costs. This telescope has a state-of-the-art computerized operating system, and this will allow you to be able to view a number of excellent and beautiful celestial objects. Although this telescope can be used by beginners, it is designed more for a more advanced astronomy observer. With the single touch of a button, you will be able to find thousands of different planets, galaxies, and stars, and you will be able to enjoy the entire world of astronomy from the privacy of your own backyards or your favorite star gazing spot.

    According to the people who have used this particular telescope have given it an overall excellent review, but there are a couple of things you should be aware of before purchasing this telescope. First off, this telescope can actually use rechargeable batteries, but these batteries are not included with the actual telescope. Therefore, you will need to purchase them separately. Plus, due to its size, it can be rather limited when it comes to being able to view deeply into space. However, its size is also one of its best tributes. Thanks to this, it is both small and portable, which means you can carry it around a lot easier to the places that you wish to star gaze from.

    The computerization components of this telescope are also very trackable, which means you will be able to keep track of the different celestial bodies that you observe with the telescope. Another thing that actually makes this the best telescope for the money it costs is the fact that you can also take part in amateur astrophotography. You will be able to take pictures with it, but it will be rather limited. They will not be as high quality as a telescope that was designed for such things. This telescope is motorized, and therefore, you can actually align the telescope to be able to track whatever you want from planets, nebulae, galaxies, and stars.

    Related Items

     

    Recently Viewed Items