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Celestron - NexStar Telescopes - Amazon Warehouse - $222+ onward

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Celestron - NexStar Telescopes are available through Amazon Warehouse for $222 onward after a 20% discount on the price. Large magnification binoculars - $36 onward.

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These are rated well.

Celestron NexStar 5SE was named the best beginner telescope by Wirecutter.
https://thewirecutter.com/reviews...beginners/

Please be aware that these are open box/ used items so take that into consideration.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...e_name=all

The 4SE and 6SE models represent the best deals.

NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope - $222+ applicable tax
NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope - $344+ applicable tax
NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope - $390+ applicable tax
NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope - $711+ applicable tax


Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter - $23.61

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...3NWQ&psc=1


Celestron - Telescope Carrying Case for NexStar Optical Tubes - $136

https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-...249&sr=1-3


For those unsure of investing in a telescope and want to try out binoculars, here are a couple of cheap ones (after 20% Amazon Warehouse discount) that should serve the purpose.
These are big and will need a tripod to use.
As always, quantities are limited.

Celestron - SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars - $36
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...B00008Y0VN Expired


Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars - $43
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...B003AM87Q4 Expired
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Not seeing the 20% off on the used 5 or the 6
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Just picked up the 4SE as our beginner scope. Would have gotten the 5SE, but the ones at that price were gone.
Any recommendations on eyepieces that work with this scope that are on sale as well?
From what I've gleamed from posts, maybe one 9mm - 15mm and one 32mm - 40mm that fit this?? And a 2x Barlow??
Saw a powerseaker kit, but guessing that is only for the powerseaker scopes?
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Not seeing the 20% off on the used 5 or the 6
Just checked. 4SE is back-ordered, but can still be ordered. All others are available.

Please add to cart to see the 20% off.
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Just picked up the 4SE as our beginner scope. Would have gotten the 5SE, but the ones at that price were gone.
Any recommendations on eyepieces that work with this scope that are on sale as well?
From what I've gleamed from posts, maybe one 9mm - 15mm and one 32mm - 40mm that fit this?? And a 2x Barlow??
Saw a powerseaker kit, but guessing that is only for the powerseaker scopes?
Thanks!!!

Avoid kernel. go for Plossl at minimum for eye pieces. Televue and Explore Scientific are expensive. Orion eye pieces are probably a good start. You could also check Cloudy Nights and buy used eye pieces. the 9mm won't be used as much if you're at a city or even rural. the 15mm will get used often. if you're in rural, maybe the 12mm. if you're out in the middle of nowhere and can see the Milky Way with the bare eye, then a 9mm or 8.8mm will work really well.
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Thanks I ordered 6se with smart phone adapter. Now I am totally new and this is my first telescope.. never even used one before. What are some of the must have accessories that i should buy? Eyepiece? These dont with it? Or better to replace it? Could you someone share links to recommended accessories?
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Thanks I ordered 6se with smart phone adapter. Now I am totally new and this is my first telescope.. never even used one before. What are some of the must have accessories that i should buy? Eyepiece? These dont with it? Or better to replace it? Could you someone share links to recommended accessories?

I don't own a Nexstar, but based on what I have read, you'll probably want to pick up a battery pack (otherwise these things eat up batteries) + dew shield (or make your own) to start with. As for eyepieces, you can play with what it comes with for now. But you'll probably want something like a 32mm plossl, unless it comes with one (no idea what eyepieces are included).

I suggest those who get these scopes and are unsure what to get, go over to cloudy nights and post in the beginner section. They are super helpful.
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I"ve owned a NexStar 8SE for 15 months. A good battery pack, IMO, is a must have, I have a Talentcell from Amazon $65 (12v/11000mAh). My scope came with a 25mm plossl and I quickly purchased a 2x barlow, and a wide angle 15mm. Those served me well for the 1st year. I recent'y bought a wide angle 10mm, both are Celestron Luminos wide angle (82 deg) eye pieces. They are affordable at ~$90. I'm now looking to get something close to 38mm or 40mm. But honestly, I would not recommend a new user to buy a bunch of eye pieces right off. The 2x barlow is a good investment as it will effectively double your choices. If you do get the barlow, try not to get eye pieces that will duplicate your magnifications. For example, don't get a 20mm & a 10mm since a 20mm with the barlow is effectively the same as a 10mm. Also, don't go too small (high mag, 5mm for examjple) as the images will degrade. A smaller clear image is enjoyable, a large blurry one is not. I would also recommend joining a local astronomy club. They often loan out eye pieces for you to try before you buy. Someone suggested a dew shield. It depends on where you live. I have one but never needed to use it. I'm in So. Cal, but we do get some cold moist nights. I just never stayed out late enough or had the conditions where it was required. Lastly, if you can afford the 8", it will gather more light and thus give you better viewing. I've seen the images through a 6", it was not bad but, personally, I wouldn't recommend anything smaller. I'm very happy with my 8SE; I would definitely never buy a cheap 'department store' type of telescope.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI7IPPmu76U
Yes, please know that the human eye will not be able to see all the pretty colors in nebule and galaxies like you may see in advertisements Also the sizes of the images will be smaller. The moon and planets can be impressive though. That being said, I still get a blast viewing deep sky objects and I will be venturing into astrophotography where long exposures and post processing will generate pretty pictures.
Knowing & experiencing this, would I do it all over again? ABSOLUTELY!
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Yes, please know that the human eye will not be able to see all the pretty colors in nebule and galaxies like you may see in advertisements Also the sizes of the images will be smaller. The moon and planets can be impressive though. That being said, I still get a blast viewing deep sky objects and I will be venturing into astrophotography where long exposures and post processing will generate pretty pictures.
Knowing & experiencing this, would I do it all over again? ABSOLUTELY!
Based on this I just bought the 6SE figuring if it doesn't work out I can Ebay it and not take too much of a haircut.

Any recommendations on starting out with it?
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Based on this I just bought the 6SE figuring if it doesn't work out I can Ebay it and not take too much of a haircut.
This was my thinking as well. Theyre going for more than this on craigslist locally.

Since my father has a 16" reflector up in the mountains without any light pollution, I was going to cheap out and get the 4" for my suburban home. But for the tiny 170 dollar price difference, why not get the 6" and gather double the light? I dont need much for my kindergartner, but constantly moving our non-clock drive reflector to keep planets in view was getting old quickly.
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Watching this stopped me from impulse buy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI7IPPmu76U
I would not expect by purchasing a $200, or even $1000 telescope, would enable me to see those DSO in that detail. Anyone who would, has complete unrealistic expectations. These scopes are great for viewing planets and such and is a great way to get into a hobby and see how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.

Good for you posting what you cant see, but what about what you can?
https://www.google.com/search?sxs...AR6BAgIEAE
https://www.youtube.com/results?s...estron+6se

If you have interest in seeing planets and such, these are pretty good.
Yes, there are scopes that will allow you to see much more, but they arent necessarily ideal for a beginner.

Anyone who has interest, absolutely check out https://www.cloudynights.com/
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any recommendations on binoculars? people keep saying thats were i should start
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI7IPPmu76U
Being dark adapted, using averted viewing and having a dark site are all important but, you are correct, you'll never see images from your telescope with as much detail and clarity as you see from Hubble images or astro-photography in general.

But, knowing the light that is hitting my eye started its journey 2.5 million years ago, in the case of the Andromeda Galaxy for instance, is still pretty amazing to me. Plus being outside and learning the sky is satisfying too.

I'd suggest at least going to check out an outreach in your area, especially when Jupiter is at opposition to the sun (Mid-July) - being able to see Jupiter and some of it's moons is pretty impressive.

With all the said ... the hobby can get pretty expensive and the nights can get long and cold ... so there's that too Smilie
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