Celestron NexStar 6se Review

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Telescope Reviewed: Celestron NexStar 6se

Overall Rating: ​





  • ​Plenty of power and ultra-clear images in a compact size
  • Easily finds and tracks objects across the sky
  • Easy to connect cameras for astrophotography with a photo adapter.
  • Rock solid mount and tripod


  • Exposed corrector plate could need a lens shade

Bottom Line: The Celestron NexStar 6se is Schmidt-Cassegrain compound telescope that offers great stargazing for beginners and experienced observers. Celestron's StarBright XLT optical coatings provide crisp images in this descendant of one of the most popular consumer telescopes of all time. It makes finding and tracking objects across the sky easy, and can be done with very little setup. It's a good grab and go scope, and is easy to transport because of its easy setup and reasonably light weight.

[Interested in a smaller, more economical model of the NexStar? Check out our full review of the Celestron NexStar 4se.]