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CELESTRON NexStar 4SE Computerized 11049 Telescope

  • 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

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In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new Celestron NexStar 4SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT coatings, revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more.

Let the Celestron NexStar 4SE help you find thousands of stars, planets galaxies and more at the touch of a button! Or, let the intelligent Celestron NexStar 4SE give you a guided tour of the night sky by showing you the best objects to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

The Celestron NexStar 4SE comes pre-assembled so you can start your stargazing immediately. The telescope comes with software called “The Sky”. Locate and identify thousands of celestial objects on your laptop or PC with “The Sky” Level 1 software included FREE with every NexStar model.

  • newegg High Performance Telescope Weighing merely 21 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable Celestron NexStar 4SE features high quality Maksutov-Cassegrain optics with 1,325 mm focal length. The powerful magnification capability brings objects up to 241 times closer than your naked eyes can see. Presented as the first Maksutov system to ever feature premium StarBright XLT coatings, coupled with the ultra sturdy steel tripod featuring built-in wedge, the NexStar 4SE is an ideal telescope for observation and astrophotography.
  • newegg Computerized Mount What makes the Celestron NexStar 4SE stand out from the pack is its fully computerized operating system incorporating SkyAlign alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects, flash upgradeable hand control and NexRemote telescope control that enables advanced control of your telescope via computer. Along with “the Sky” Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the universe, the Celestron NexStar 4SE brings you the most advanced features and incredible value with unprecedented ease of use.

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NexStar 4SE Computerized


Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 102 mm (4.02")
Focal Length: 1325 mm (52")
Focal Ratio: 13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 53 x
Finderscope: StarPointer
Star Diagonal:"ternal Flip mirror for straight thru or 90 viewing angle
Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod: Steel with built-in wedge
Power Requirements: 8-AA batteries (not"cluded)
Highest Useful Magnification: 241 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 15 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 212 x
Apparent Field of View: 1 degree
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 1.38" (35 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 12 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34 %
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 13.5" (343 mm)
Tripod Weight: 10 lbs. (4.54 kg)
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 11 lbs. (4.99 kg)
Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds: 4 degree/sec, 2 degree/sec, 1 degree/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Field of View
53 ft (16 m) (@1000 yds)
Objective Lens
Total Magnification


4" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope
SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing straight through (with optional diagonal) or at 90 degrees
Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 4 SE to be used for astrophotography
Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

Computerized Mount
Proven NexStar computer control technology
Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera
Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory
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  • Robert A.
  • 1/2/2012 11:37:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsgood bang for the buck

Pros: Tracking!!!!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: good bang for the buck

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