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Posted 4th Apr

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Product DescriptionCelestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 4SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

The 4SE’s four-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 4SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

Box Contains

NexStar 4 Pre-assembled Telescope25mm Eyepiece 31.7mmStar Pointer Red Dot FinderscopeAdjustable Steel Tripod with built-in WedgeThe SkyTM Level 1 Astronomy SoftwareNexRemote Telescope Control SoftwareRS232 CableCamera Shutter CableComputerised Hand Control with nearly 40 000 Object DatabaseManualQuick Set-up Guide
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Dr_lovegod04/04/2020 18:03

Thank you


No bother

Just don't look into Quagmire's window when using it...
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 4th Apr
This better than the 130eq for a complete novice?
sparklehedgehog04/04/2020 18:22

This better than the 130eq for a complete novice?


Difficult to say. The 130eq not being a goto will probably mean you will learn where things are in the sky quicker yourself. The goto on a 4SE will also likely require a battery back so thats an additional £50 on top of this price. The 4SE will have better optics and so better image quality than the 130eq and the convenience of Goto is nice and will aid astrophotography.

I would say for the serious beginner the 4SE will likely be useful for longer before you want to upgrade your telescope. For the complete novice I would go for the 130eq, the 4SE is a lot to spend if you're not sure if you're interested or not.
I used to love using mine, then they built a massive warehouse than keeps the lights on all night and now we cannot see the night sky.
slannmage04/04/2020 18:40

I used to love using mine, then they built a massive warehouse than keeps …I used to love using mine, then they built a massive warehouse than keeps the lights on all night and now we cannot see the night sky.


Meh, that sucks, maybe try getting out to rural places when corona allows...
i used to have one bear in mind this is very heavy and was a pain to drag out . nowdays i use a skywatcher az-gti on a carbon tripod with various telescopes . much better option imho.
darrenroome04/04/2020 19:12

i used to have one bear in mind this is very heavy and was a pain to drag …i used to have one bear in mind this is very heavy and was a pain to drag out . nowdays i use a skywatcher az-gti on a carbon tripod with various telescopes . much better option imho.


Which bear was that? The great bear?
pugit66604/04/2020 19:39

Which bear was that? The great bear?


Come now Pugit, I think you need to change your profile pic back to it's original, otherwise people won't know who you are....

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ET can phone home by the looks of it.
and in how much detail will i be able to see Uranus with this?
TheDongMaster04/04/2020 20:18

and in how much detail will i be able to see Uranus with this?



For £400 you can see it in as great a detail as you want
Master_Yoda04/04/2020 20:26

For £400 you can see it in as great a detail as you want


£400 well spent then
darrenroome04/04/2020 19:12

i used to have one bear in mind this is very heavy and was a pain to drag …i used to have one bear in mind this is very heavy and was a pain to drag out . nowdays i use a skywatcher az-gti on a carbon tripod with various telescopes . much better option imho.


Would that work with the Celestron 130eq or would I be better off just buying this nexstar?
Tracking scopes are a gimmick unless you are doing astrophotography. Yes I’m an Astronomer, buy a star chart/planisphere

Put the money saved towards a decent reflector or refractor.

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Edited by: "Damian66" 4th Apr
40306118-XNWGs.jpgI use a az-gti with a 102 mak f13 for planets a skywatcher star travel 102 f5 for further .and a star adventurer for photography both light and portable . want best bang for money buy a dobsonian . but im short on space and my stuff is easy to bung in a car boot ..
So overkill for a noob? Was thinking about getting a telescope, a mobile phone adapter and start viewing. Also theres a stationery bright light in the sky between 7pm and about 12, wanted to find out what it is.
furbix06/04/2020 17:52

So overkill for a noob? Was thinking about getting a telescope, a mobile …So overkill for a noob? Was thinking about getting a telescope, a mobile phone adapter and start viewing. Also theres a stationery bright light in the sky between 7pm and about 12, wanted to find out what it is.


Haha! That was a funny comment, saying between 7pm and 12 does not help much when we don't know what direction you are facing! (if i look out my front door 12 will be the opposite direction to me looking out my back door for example). If it's a stationary star so is always in the same location, it will be the north star (Polaris). The easiest way to find Polaris is to look for the big dipper and follow the last 2 stars in a line from the big dipper (ursa major) as shown below.
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In regards to is it worth getting, it depends how serious you want to get into astronomy, like I said it's a lot to spend if you're just getting into it with no present knowledge about astronomy.

Edit: Sorry I viewed your comment about 7-12 as a direction on a clock face rather than the time of day, all objects including planets will move during the night other than Polaris though.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 6th Apr
furbix06/04/2020 17:52

So overkill for a noob? Was thinking about getting a telescope, a mobile …So overkill for a noob? Was thinking about getting a telescope, a mobile phone adapter and start viewing. Also theres a stationery bright light in the sky between 7pm and about 12, wanted to find out what it is.


That would be the 3rd brightest object in our night sky, the planet Venus.
Edited by: "Damian66" 6th Apr
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This is the bright light I want to get a telescope to check out. Thought it was a drone, but it’s just sitting there for hours stationery
Damian6606/04/2020 18:09

That would be the 3rd brightest object in our night sky, the planet Venus.


Ah okay thanks
furbix06/04/2020 18:58

[Image] This is the bright light I want to get a telescope to check out. …[Image] This is the bright light I want to get a telescope to check out. Thought it was a drone, but it’s just sitting there for hours stationery



petermcgregor1406/04/2020 17:58

Haha! That was a funny comment, saying between 7pm and 12 does not help …Haha! That was a funny comment, saying between 7pm and 12 does not help much when we don't know what direction you are facing! (if i look out my front door 12 will be the opposite direction to me looking out my back door for example). If it's a stationary star so is always in the same location, it will be the north star (Polaris). The easiest way to find Polaris is to look for the big dipper and follow the last 2 stars in a line from the big dipper (ursa major) as shown below. [Image] In regards to is it worth getting, it depends how serious you want to get into astronomy, like I said it's a lot to spend if you're just getting into it with no present knowledge about astronomy.


It's not an warning light for a nearby high building/object?...just to be sure
40325694-bLqBJ.jpgWithout zooming in, top left. No other stars in sky at the time.
40325735-y1u9U.jpgAnother night,
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furbix06/04/2020 18:58

[Image] This is the bright light I want to get a telescope to check out. …[Image] This is the bright light I want to get a telescope to check out. Thought it was a drone, but it’s just sitting there for hours stationery


Venus
Damian6606/04/2020 18:09

That would be the 3rd brightest object in our night sky, the planet Venus.



Yeh - I keep seeing ONE superbright star in the night sky every night in exactly the same place - the weird thing is I don't see ANY other stars looking out of my window. It's so bright and large that I thought it must be something man made like the ISS or even some kind of aircraft. It made no sense to me why I literally can't see a single other star in the sky and yet this is a torch shining out of the sky. I used several of those star gazing apps on my phone and it was still unclear working out what it was, until the moon was really close to it and then it became 100% clear what it was. My phone says it's Venus. It's so cool that that is Venus - I never realised planets were so bright in the night sky. I don't understand why it's so bright and the only thing I can see - I've been seeing it for ages now.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 6th Apr
It’s not visible for parts of the year; same size of Earth known as Earths twin, nearer to the Sun so receives a lot of sun light, it actually wanes & waxes like the Moon, the reason why you don’t see any other stars is due to Light pollution; Jupiter is also very bright; Look tonight about nine you’ll see a group of stars around it, these are the Seven Sisters, a simple set of Binoculars will show them in their glory.
Edited by: "Damian66" 7th May
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