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Celestron NexStar 5 SE
6.6 out of 10

Celestron NexStar 5 SE

Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain Aperture : 125 mm (4.92 in) Read more

Great Deal: $699.00

Reviews and Problems with Celestron NexStar 5 SE

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Overall 10
10

Everything I hoped it would be

Brad G, B&H Photo
13 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Finally got the SE 5 outdoors lastnight and sighted it on Jupiter for a quick solar system align (which worked better than I thought it would). Quick focus and she showed up in the eyepiece with the Galilean moons. I added a 2x barlow to the included 25mm eyepeice and I could see the bands!
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use
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Overall 10
10

Start here

Photo Lisa, B&H Photo
10 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a great first telescope it has everything you need and comparatively inexpensive. Even though it is only 5", for most major metro areas it is perfect. A larger scopes suffers from the light pollution unless you can get to very dark and clear conditions which are only available in small...
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 10
10

Great telescope

Eileen, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
6 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought it for my son, he loved it, amazing the distance is shows
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 4
4.0

Set up problems with no easy support

Thomas, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
18 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The cables supplied to connect Laptop with NexRemote do not match any current computers. The cables are out of date by several years!
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Nexremote Setup Difficult
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Overall 10
10

Great Views, Great Value

Kelley, B&H Photo
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: MY SHORT REVIEW: This is a great Telescope, Mount and Tripod. It's a good size for portability, it has exceptional image quality, it's easy to use and is made of quality materials. MY LONG REVIEW: On my first night of good seeing and clear skies I was able to see fantastic views of a Waxing Crescent...
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Fun, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Quiet Motor, Stable, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

For the price, weight, and seeing ability, you can"t beat it.

rod3378-dgdhm, Ebay
9 March 2014
  • Summary: The Celestron NexStar 5SE is maybe the best all arouund telescope in the SE line up. It has plenty of light grabbing ability, light weight enought to travel with and is very easy to use. My friends love it. I love it! My 8 SE is left in the corner a hold lot more now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Compact and Easy

Adam, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Received this today (5 days ahead of the date promised during checkout). Like a kid at Christmas I immediately opened it and set it up in my living room. 1st time took 10 minutes. It functions as advertised with the power-supply I also bought from this site.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

A couple of small caveats

Frank, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
27 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The controller hooks to a computer via a serial port. A USB connector is available for an extra cost. The tripod requires a bit of disassembly before it can be collapsed.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great starter scope, plus a bit more

Star Eyed, B&H Photo
21 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my second telescope. My first was an 11" SCT. I say was because I sold it and bought the NEXSTAR 5" SE instead. The 11" had great viewing, but I had great difficulty getting the GOTO function to properly align. View was great, but I had to manually track things.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 10
10

Great telescope!!

Obsessed Quilter, B&H Photo
31 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Son loves this telescope! We are very happy with the purchase and speed of delivery. Great experience. I would not hesitate to purchase from B&H again.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Good Design
  • Cons: Heavy
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