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The Celestron NexStar 6SE 1500mm Telescope sports the Schmidt–Cassegrain style to maintain portability but without sacrificing a 6" diameter, which is a wide enough scope with enough light-gathering capabilities for deeper space observing (mostly the moon but also the rings of Saturn and nebulae). If you're interested mostly in bright space objects and want to save money and weight, please consider the Celestron NexStar 4SE 1325mm Telescope.

Using Celestron's proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multi-coated lenses, highly-reflective multi-coated mirrors, and Crown optical glass elements. It comes with a NextStar+ computer hand controller, which is equipped with 40,000 celestial object presets and can hold an additional 200 user-defined destinations. When you begin, be sure to include your time and time zone and then align on two known stars. Then the computer will know its location and is able to automatically find declination and right ascension of any of the objects in its database. There is also a "Tour Mode" which shows you a selection of popular objects for the time and date you are observing. This rental comes with 3 camera adapters for Nikon, Canon, and Sony mounts (see Rental Included tab for details) so that you can attach your camera directly to this telescope for astrophotography. The included tripod is extendable from 3' to 4' so that you can sit or stand when looking through the 60x magnification eyepiece. A focusing ring allows you to observe objects without your glasses on, if desired. This telescope is ideal for star enthusiasts, backyard astronomers, astrophotographers, students, teachers, and night sky workshops.


  • • Please refer to the setup guide prior to use.
  • • This telescope comes with a NextStar+ hand controller which is slightly different from the regular NextStar controller. Here is the addendum and guide showing the differences.
  • • This telescope is considered a "T-Mount" and adapters are provided to connect this "T-Mount lens" to Nikon, Canon, and Sony E Mount cameras for astrophotography. Please note that the connecting tube is narrow and on full frame 35mm sensor cameras there may be severe vignetting. Where possible, put your camera into APS-C mode.
  • • This telescope can be powered by the included AC adapter or by (8) AA batteries. Batteries may not be included. A set should last approximately 4-6 hours, depending on settings.
  • • Do not use this telescope for solar viewing without a strong solar filter, which is not included.
  • • To control this telescope with your smartphone or tablet, you must use the Skyportal WiFi Module, which is not included.
  • • As with regular telephoto lenses, your field of view narrows as the magnification increases. This will make objects harder to find and keep in frame.

  • • Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • • NexStar+ Hand Controller
  • • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • • AC Adapter
  • • StarPointer Finderscope
  • • E-Lux 25mm (1.25") Eyepiece
  • • 90º Diagonal for Eyepiece
  • • RS-232 to Serial Port Cable (for GPS Accessory, Not Included)
  • • Night Vision Red LED Flashlight
  • • Visual Back (1.25") Adapter for Webcams and Accessories
  • • SLR Adapter to 5", 6" 8", 11" Mirror Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
  • • T-Mount Camera Adapter for Nikon F Mount
  • • T-Mount Camera Adapter for Canon EF Mount
  • • T-Mount Camera Adapter for Sony E Mount
  • • Carrying Case

  • • Focal Length: 1500mm
  • • Aperture: 150mm
  • • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • • Telescope Diameter: 6"
  • • Eyepiece Diameter: 1.25"
  • • Eyepiece Magnification: 60x
  • • Eyepiece Stands Approximately 4' from Ground with Tripod Fully Extended
  • • Power Source: AC Adapter or (8) AA Batteries
  • • Weight (Including Tripod): 25 lbs


    Celestron NexStar 6SE 1500mm Telescope

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