Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope Review

Celestron Telescope Buying Guide

What’s So Great about the Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope

Looking for a telescope that provides excellent portability and maximum performance? Then the Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope is something you should consider looking into. The Celestron’s first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system is now available in a high performing altazimuth computerized telescope. The system took almost a decade in growth to evolve into the powerful telescope that we are reviewing today. The Celestron telescope is so compact that it is also light weight. Including the tripod, the weight of the telescope is only 30 pounds and is equipped with a precision optical system with 1500 mm focal length and offers 44% more light gathering compared to a 5 inch telescope.

Compared the most advanced computerized telescopes Celestron has to offer, the NexStar 6 SE provides all the same amazing features including the revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology. The NexStar 6 SE telescope allows you to take a tour of our vast outer space with the Sky Tour feature which includes a database of over 40,000 celestial objects. Not only is this telescope fun for the casual user or amateur astronomer but it is very easy to use, especially with its hand control feature.

Celestron Telescope Buying Guide

The general features found on this Celestron telescope are a 6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The StarBright XLT high transmission coatings which comes standard with a quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup. Celestron has a unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design which provides a simple and smooth operating structure for the optical tube. The StarPointer finderscope helps with the alignment and allows for accurate view when locating objects as well as the equipped and very sturdy computerized altazimuth mount.

The Star diagonal on the telescope setup will allow for more comfortable viewing positions when observing objects in outer space. With a large database of over 40,000 objects, you will need all the comfort in the world. Once you start exploring with the NexStar 6 SE, you will not want to stop guaranteed! An awesome feature is the SkyAlign technology; you will be able to align up to three bright celestial objects at a time from the available from the 40,000 object database. You can define up to200 objects as well. The included Autoguider port provides use for long exposure astrophotography. The DC servo motors have encoders on both axes.

Below are all the great features listed out for you to see. You will understand why the Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope is a serious contender on the market when compared to other products by notable brands.

Product Features

  • 6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coating
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube, and accessory tray
  • Single fork arm with integral hand control design is unique and patented by Celestron
  • StarPointer finderscope. For superior alignment and accurately locating objects.
  • Computerized altazimuth mount for absolute sturdiness
  • Internal battery compartment which prevents cord from wrapping during use
  • Steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star Diagonal allows for comfortable viewing positions
  • NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database which includes 200 user-definable objects
  • Align three bright celestial objects with SkyAlign
  • Upgrade your unit anytime an update is available with Flash upgradeable hand control software
  • DC Servo motors
  • Custom database that lists all the famous deep-sky objects. Learn about all the stars, objects, and asterisms
  • Liquid crystal display hand control with backlit LED buttons
  • NexRemote telescope control software with RS-232 cable for communication with your computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS accessory 93963



The Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope is the ideal product for serious amateur astronomers who are looking to explore the ocean of stars and to see what the night sky has to offer. With a large database of over 40,000 objects and growing, the SkyAlign feature and the StarPointer finderscope technology, the Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope is a product that delivers a serious punch to other competing telescopes. Start exploring the ocean bed of stars today and explore somewhere for the first time. You will definitely have a much enjoyable experience.

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