Celestron NexStar 4SE Review

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Celestron – NexStar 4SE Telescope – Computerized Telescope for Beginners and Advanced Users – Fully-Automated GoTo Mount – SkyAlign Technology – 40,000+ Celestial Objects – 4-Inch Primary Mirror
  • NEXSTAR 4SE COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE: Celestron’s iconic orange tube telescope combines 4″ Maksutov-Cassegrian optics with updated technology and the latest features for an amazing stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • 4-INCH APERTURE MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE: 4-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to deliver 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 a database of 40,000+ celestial objects, NexStar SE’s GoTo mount locates and tracks objects for you. It’s the perfect telescope for astronomy beginners. NexStar SE is also compatible with StarSense and SkyPortal WiFi.
  • EASY TO SET UP & USE: Assembling the telescope takes just a few minutes.Once you’re set up, built-in SkyAlign technology helps you align the telescope fast. When you’re done observing, the telescope breaks down into small components for easy storage.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY & SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from Celestron, a leading telescope brand in California since 1960. Your purchase includes a 2-Year US Warranty and unlimited support from our team of US-based experts.
  • Optics - 9.8/10
  • Features - 9.8/10
  • Value - 9.5/10

Celestron NextStar 4SE Review Card

The NexStar 4SE from Celestron is a fantastic 4 inch aperture telescope with a Maksutov-Cassegrain built. It’s a entry level telescope for the astronomer who is looking to significantly upgrade his gear. 



  • Maksutov-Cassegrain Built
  • Fantastic Images of Moon, Planets and even more distant deep sky objects
  • Portable


  • Might be intimidating for a complete beginner

What’s In The Box

  • Optical tube
  • Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • Built-In Wedge
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 25mm eyepiece

Technical Specifications

Optical DesignMaksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture102mm (4.02 inch)
Focal Length1325mm (52 inch)
Focal Ratiof/13
FinderscopeStarPointerTM red dot finder
Highest Useful Magnification241x
Total Kit Weight23 lbs (10.4 kg)
Power8-AA batteries (not included) and 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
NexStar+ Database38,181 accessible objects. Info on over 200.
MountComputerized Alt-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
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