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