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Celestron 11036 NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope £580 @ Amazon
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Celestron 11036 NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope £580 @ Amazon

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Posted 24th Jan

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  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike. Instrument load capacity: 4.54 kg
  • 5-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
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This type of tube requires cooling however, and it can be considerable if you're taking it from 20*C to cold (<5*C) The tube needs to reach equilibrium to eliminate tube thermals that will affect sharpness (focus). The closer to outside temp you can keep these tubes, the quicker you're looking at optimal optical performance. Many keep this type of scope in a garage or suchlike. Larger versions can take 1h+ and more to cool dependent on temp differential.
The moon is a magnificent target. Better perceived contrast is achieved either side of full moon however.
Edited by: "steveex" 24th Jan
I often catch a glimpse of uranus in the summer months 😳
With all the houses they decided to build in ur village, then the massive floodlit warehouse.... I need to sell mine as I cannot see anything anymore.
As others have said - the street light/home etc glow will ruin your view - I really want one but sadly that puts me off
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Can’t believe how long these have been around without updating them. Gone up so much in 7 years too
With all the houses they decided to build in ur village, then the massive floodlit warehouse.... I need to sell mine as I cannot see anything anymore.
What they said
Great price if you're in the market for this model.
Decent planetary views. Some deep sky reach albeit narrow FOV.
Comes with a Nokia face off.
steveex24/01/2020 18:18

Great price if you're in the market for this model.Decent planetary views. …Great price if you're in the market for this model.Decent planetary views. Some deep sky reach albeit narrow FOV.


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Can you really get views like this?
Edited by: "H0TDEALER" 24th Jan
Very much so. Perfect scope for lunar and planetary really.
steveex24/01/2020 18:24

Very much so. Perfect scope for lunar and planetary really.


WoW! I think this will give me a new perspective of...everything!
Edited by: "H0TDEALER" 24th Jan
This type of tube requires cooling however, and it can be considerable if you're taking it from 20*C to cold (<5*C) The tube needs to reach equilibrium to eliminate tube thermals that will affect sharpness (focus). The closer to outside temp you can keep these tubes, the quicker you're looking at optimal optical performance. Many keep this type of scope in a garage or suchlike. Larger versions can take 1h+ and more to cool dependent on temp differential.
The moon is a magnificent target. Better perceived contrast is achieved either side of full moon however.
Edited by: "steveex" 24th Jan
As others have said - the street light/home etc glow will ruin your view - I really want one but sadly that puts me off
Agreed, although to be fair, this type of scope is far better suited to planetary and very bright objects. Observing Jupiter and Saturn will be less affected by moderate light pollution than some distant faint nebula to which this scope is not best suited for.
Thanks have managed to observe 11036 celestial objects with this
H0TDEALER24/01/2020 18:23

[Image] [Image] Can you really get views like this?


You can even see all the flags blowing around
I often catch a glimpse of uranus in the summer months 😳
H0TDEALER24/01/2020 18:23

[Image] [Image] Can you really get views like this?


You can get views like that with scopes half the price.
p-e-t-e24/01/2020 18:43

You can even see all the flags blowing around


Seriously?
sashablue24/01/2020 18:45

I often catch a glimpse of uranus in the summer months 😳


Prove it!
sparklehedgehog24/01/2020 18:14

Can’t believe how long these have been around without updating them. Gone u …Can’t believe how long these have been around without updating them. Gone up so much in 7 years too



Most of their computerised scopes have gone up in value. I paid £330 for my nexstar SLT 127, usual price back then, hard to find it for under £400 nowadays. And their attachments are expensive too (imo starsense the only one worth buying, didn't bother with the GPS, WiFi dongle or the camera)

Anyway, it in a cheapo PS3 cam, Xbox cam or similar and you'll get some decent images of the moon, a few planets.

Piggy back a DSLR on top of the mount and you'll get some cracking shots of M42, m31 etc . Camera sensors are that good nowadays an EQ mount isn't essential on brighter and larger DSO. I have a 1300d with some vintage lenses and it does some excellent images.
shotatdawn24/01/2020 18:34

As others have said - the street light/home etc glow will ruin your view - …As others have said - the street light/home etc glow will ruin your view - I really want one but sadly that puts me off


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b00gyman124/01/2020 19:28

https://www.nightblight.cpre.org.uk/maps/


I live on Station Road
Edited by: "H0TDEALER" 24th Jan
H0TDEALER24/01/2020 19:29

I live on Station Road


I sent that link on the idea that you can travel somewhere with lower light pollution when you really want to see galaxies, nebulae, star clusters etc. For the moon and planets you don't need low light pollution, you can see them fine everywhere.
steveex24/01/2020 18:29

This type of tube requires cooling however, and it can be considerable if …This type of tube requires cooling however, and it can be considerable if you're taking it from 20*C to cold (<5*C) The tube needs to reach equilibrium to eliminate tube thermals that will affect sharpness (focus). The closer to outside temp you can keep these tubes, the quicker you're looking at optimal optical performance. Many keep this type of scope in a garage or suchlike. Larger versions can take 1h+ and more to cool dependent on temp differential.The moon is a magnificent target. Better perceived contrast is achieved either side of full moon however.


You've blown my mind, I only wanted one to perve on the neighbour, never thought this much work would be involved
SirDoss24/01/2020 20:09

You've blown my mind, I only wanted one to perve on the neighbour, never …You've blown my mind, I only wanted one to perve on the neighbour, never thought this much work would be involved


Fnarr perving on the neighbour what a cool joke, in reality though if some body was perving on their neighbour they're very sad, definitely don't admit it in public, sad times.

Everything is better if you put a computer on it so thumbs up for the computer.
fishmaster24/01/2020 20:15

Fnarr perving on the neighbour what a cool joke, in reality though if some …Fnarr perving on the neighbour what a cool joke, in reality though if some body was perving on their neighbour they're very sad, definitely don't admit it in public, sad times. Everything is better if you put a computer on it so thumbs up for the computer.


I just assumed the computer was there to enter the postcode of where you wanted to aim.
kudos1uk24/01/2020 20:20

You can even get that quality with a pair of binoculars.Take a look here: …You can even get that quality with a pair of binoculars.Take a look here: https://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/blog/using-binoculars-astronomy-02/


CHEEKS!
Edited by: "H0TDEALER" 24th Jan
SirDoss24/01/2020 20:19

I just assumed the computer was there to enter the postcode of where you …I just assumed the computer was there to enter the postcode of where you wanted to aim.


Try the local police station.
fishmaster24/01/2020 20:27

Try the local police station.


That's taking things too far, you should be ashamed.
SirDoss24/01/2020 20:19

I just assumed the computer was there to enter the postcode of where you …I just assumed the computer was there to enter the postcode of where you wanted to aim.



LMAO - Brilliant
sashablue24/01/2020 18:45

I often catch a glimpse of uranus in the summer months 😳


I usually switch to youp*rn for that (all year round as well, not only in the summer)
Can I see my hot neighbors?.
MrKrabs24/01/2020 19:27

Most of their computerised scopes have gone up in value. I paid £330 for …Most of their computerised scopes have gone up in value. I paid £330 for my nexstar SLT 127, usual price back then, hard to find it for under £400 nowadays. And their attachments are expensive too (imo starsense the only one worth buying, didn't bother with the GPS, WiFi dongle or the camera)Anyway, it in a cheapo PS3 cam, Xbox cam or similar and you'll get some decent images of the moon, a few planets.Piggy back a DSLR on top of the mount and you'll get some cracking shots of M42, m31 etc . Camera sensors are that good nowadays an EQ mount isn't essential on brighter and larger DSO. I have a 1300d with some vintage lenses and it does some excellent images.


What's this Xbox thing you mount your DSLR on? I've bought a Sony a6000 would that get decent images with a vintage lense (with an e adapter of course)?
jumpinoffthbed24/01/2020 23:44

What's this Xbox thing you mount your DSLR on? I've bought a Sony a6000 …What's this Xbox thing you mount your DSLR on? I've bought a Sony a6000 would that get decent images with a vintage lense (with an e adapter of course)?


Xbox web cam, from 360 era. Usually pick them up for a fiver, easy to mod to remove the lens and fit an adapter on them so they fit in the telescope.

Not familiar with Sony cameras, but if they have computer control like canon and I think Nikon or remote shutter then will be quite straightforward (once you've aligned it up). I mount mine with telescope rings but the nexstar SE might have a better solution.

You can attach the DSLR to the scope directly as a zoom lens, great for the moon, won't work on DSOs due to long focal length and slow scope, mounting on top gives much better results and far less frustration.
Edited by: "MrKrabs" 25th Jan
slannmage24/01/2020 18:15

With all the houses they decided to build in ur village, then the massive …With all the houses they decided to build in ur village, then the massive floodlit warehouse.... I need to sell mine as I cannot see anything anymore.


How much? And where do you live
MrKrabs25/01/2020 08:06

Xbox web cam, from 360 era. Usually pick them up for a fiver, easy to mod …Xbox web cam, from 360 era. Usually pick them up for a fiver, easy to mod to remove the lens and fit an adapter on them so they fit in the telescope.Not familiar with Sony cameras, but if they have computer control like canon and I think Nikon or remote shutter then will be quite straightforward (once you've aligned it up). I mount mine with telescope rings but the nexstar SE might have a better solution.You can attach the DSLR to the scope directly as a zoom lens, great for the moon, won't work on DSOs due to long focal length and slow scope, mounting on top gives much better results and far less frustration.



If you've a more modern phone(like an Iphone/ Samsung) or something that can take RAW images you can use that with a cheap adapter. I bought this amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 (OOS), it's OK but I'm pretty light polluted and using a Celestron 102SLT.

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I bought a 6SE on ebay a couple months back for 550, but it came with £120 worth of lenses and addons.

You can see deep space objects from a very dark site, I've viewed Orion with it under the darkest skies in the UK and it was a good view.

However the 5SE has a lot less collecting area, a ratio of 25/36 or about 5/7 times less collection area. Given you can get 6SEs at this price second hand, that'd be my reccomendation.
For those of you new to astronomy, light pollution is a real problem, to get the best views you need to travel to a dark site to see most things except planets.
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