Celestron NexStar 6SE - 8SE Tripod Mount Hand Controller View larger

Celestron NexStar 6SE 8SE Tripod Mount with Hand Controller


New product

Tripod Not included - see other listing for the complete mount & tripod

The NexStar SE mount is simply the best 'Grab-n-Go' portable GoTo mount available today. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to small to medium sized OTA's.

More details

Delivery In 1-5 Days*

£ 799.00 Tax included

1-5 Days UK Delivery*

Data sheet

Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included)
Is this product normally on display at Grovers? Yes - But Check First If Making A Special Journey!

More info

  • Tripod spread in low position is approximately 26 in
  • Tripod spread in high position is approximately 42.5 in
  • Tripod height in the low position is approximately 24.5 in
  • Tripod height in the high position is approximately 42 in

The NexStar SE mount has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar SE mount isn’t one of them.

NexStar SE - General Features:

  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube

  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

NexStar SE - Computerised Mount Features:

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology

  • 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms

  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography

  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

  • Optional NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable available seperately for advanced control of your telescope via computer

  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)


MOUNT : Single Fork Arm Altazimuth 
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY : Quick Release Tube Clamp 
POWER SUPPLY : 8-AA batteries (not included)
MOTOR DRIVE : Integrated D.C. Electronics 
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL : Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons 
 Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x 
TRACKING MODES : Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South 
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align 
DATABASE : 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects 
SOFTWARE PRECISION : 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations 
COMMUNICATION PORTS : RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port 
TRACKING RATES : Sidereal, Solar and Lunar







Wifi Icon 177X123  

Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.

Or upgrade your compatible Celestron computerized telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module. SkyPortal provides full wireless control of your telescope and turns your smart device into your own personal planetarium and observatory!





Skyportal Icon 177X123   Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.






Starsense 177X123    


With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.



30 other products in the same category: