Celestron Nexstar 6 SE is the bigger brother of the 4 SE.
The tiny and powerful 4SE is a Maksutov Cassegrain telescope, while the 6SE is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope which means, that there is a small obstruction due to the mirror in the center. Let’s start with transportation, because the first thing you do when you get this baby, is to take it out where light pollution is low (or just to a friend’s house). Transportation is not an issue, thanks to its compact tube, but that doesn’t mean that you can be careless and let it roll around in the car. Schmidt-cassegrain telescopes has an adjustable mirror in the center. This mirror might move and require collimation when you reach your destination. Moving mirror aside, we love how its (150mm) aperture is almost 50mm bigger than the 4SE (102mm).
Celestron created NexStar series in the classic heritage orange (which we love!) and easy no-tool setup, which means, use it straight out of the box! Well, put up the tripod and attach the telescope on to it, but you don’t need to build the whole telescope. Like it’s little brother, the 6 SE comes with only one eyepiece, 25mm. Its highest magnification is 354x (113x more powerful than the 4SE).
The optics boast StarBright XLT high transmission coatings too, which transmit maximum amount of light for clarity.
What can you see with the NexStar 6SE? Here are some amazing shots taken with the 6SE by Pavel.