Scientifics Direct Trusted, Inspired, Educational & Fun Our eBay Store Questions? Call us at 1-800-818-4955 ext 261 Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope 11049 Maksutov-Cassegrain $449.00 3130800 Entry Level Computerized 4 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope The 4 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera. Plus the Flip Mirror Control, Straight Through Photographic Port and Tripod featuring a built-in wedge help make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience. With a total weight of 21 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 4 SE features a precision optical system with 1,325 mm focal length (f13) and is the first Maksutov system to ever feature our premium StarBright XLT coatings. The NexStar 4 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control. In the tradition of Celestrons famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family 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, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more. Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. General Features 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 at 90 degrees or imaging straight through (with optional adapter). 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 “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images Computerized Mount Features 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 stars; solar system 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 Specs: Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain Aperture (mm) 102 mm (4.02 in) Focal Length (mm) 1325 mm (52 in) Focal Ratio 13 Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in) Magnification 1 53 x Finderscope StarPointer Star Diagonal Internal Flip mirror for straight thru or 90 viewing angle Mount Single Fork Arm Altazimuth Optical Tube Aluminum Other Equipment Camera Shutter Cable Tripod Steel with built-in wedge Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included) 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 Angular Field of View (deg) 1 ° Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 53 ft (16 m) Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.38 in (35 mm) Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34 % Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12 % Optical Coatings StarBright XLT Optical Tube Length 13.5 in (343 mm) Telescope Weight 11 lbs (4.99 kg) Tripod Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg) lbs (4.54 kg) Payload Capacity 10 lbs (4.54 kg) Motor Drive Integrated D.C. Electronics Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°sec, 2°sec, 1°sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South Software Features Camera Control Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align Software Precision 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations 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 Database 38,181 accessible objects Dovetail Compatibility Quick Release Tube Clamp “I know the night sky pretty well but sure enough the other night I needed this app to help me locate Saturn. We would never travel a long distance in our cars without a navigation system. The Celestron Sky Portal App is incredible!!!” – Customer Ed M., Florida.