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Product no.: 25107

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 152/1500 NexStar 6 SE GoTo

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Celestron SC telescopes:

Despite the long focal length of these telescopes, the OTA itself has a very short length, making the system a compact telescope which is extremely easy to transport. Light first hits an aspherically figured Schmidt corrector plate and is then thrown onto a spherical main mirror. This reflects the light back up, throwing it onto a secondary mirror which subsequently throws it back in the direction of main mirror. The light then passes through a central hole in the main mirror and into the focuser at the bottom of the OTA. Thus the system is closed and hence does not suffer from air turbulence which could degrade the image. Of course this also means that the system is optimally protected from dust. The Schmidt plate is multi-coated, ensuring bright images which do not suffer from stray light reflections.

This telescope provides a very good image, boasting high contrast and definition and provides a lot of pleasure when planetary observing. The Schmidt-Cassegrain design provides a good all-round system suitable for both observing and astrophotography and with an enormous range of optional accessories available. Using the bottom end of the OTA to look through means easy orientation. The system is also optimal for occasional terrestrial observing, e.g. birdwatching at close range. Celestron SC telescopes have an aperture ratio of around 1:10 which, so astrophotography is also very easily possible.

Main mirror focusing means a very large range of focus is made available, which allows virtually any common accessory to be used. Two pre-loaded ball bearings are used in the main mirror focus positioning mechanism in order to prevent 'mirror shift' - a typical problem when using simple bushings. The use of high quality materials such as CNC-milled aluminium components, cast steel and stainless steel guarantees extreme robustness with low weight. This means that a very heavy mount is unnecessary, not always the case for other telescope designs.

Features of these telescopes:

  • long focal length with short OTA
  • low weight aluminium OTA
  • high quality XLT multi-coating
  • closed system
  • pre-loaded ball bearings for low mirror shift main mirror focusing

Included in delivery with the telescope:

  • OTA with 152mm aperture and 1500mm focal length
  • 25mm Ploessl eyepiece
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • mounting rail
  • 6x30, straight view finder scope

Celestron NexStar mount:

Finally the 'Travel Pro' - the first variable-use fork mount from Celestron, with built-in stand, which can also be used without a tripod. A knob allows the OTA to be disconnected from the Celestron Travel Pro fork mount, allowing you to take the telescope on flights as hand luggage and to put the mount in a suitcase. Also other telescopes, used for other purposes, can be connected onto the same fork mount - such as a solar telescope or various cameras with a range of lenses, etc.

GoTo control with 'SkyAlign'. It has never been so easy to align a telescope: no spirit levels, aligning with the North Pole, compass, or finding of Polaris is necessary (a balcony observatory). Simply enter the location coordinates and time, point at any three stars - whose names you do not even have to know - and press 'Enter'. The telescope immediately 'knows' the sky and can slew to up to 40,000 pre-programmed objects as if by magic.

An update-capable hand controller, future-proof thanks to flash EPROM technology, can download the latest control software version via the Internet at any time.

An optional GPS module even saves your having to enter the location coordinates and time. This data is obtained automatically by the GPS module directly from the GPS satellite system each time you use the telescope.

Remote control via PC: Using the 'NexRemote' program, included in delivery, allows remote control of the telescope by any laptop / PC.

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.



Aperture (mm)
Aperture ratio (f/)
Focal length (mm)
Type of build
Tube material
Starbright XLT
Max. useful magnification
Light gathering capacity
Tube length (mm)
Resolving capacity
Limit value (mag)
Tube construction
Full tube


Secondary mirror obstruction


GoTo control
Mounting type

GoTo control

GoTo Language
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Tracking speeds
sideral, solar and lunar
Tracking modes
altazimuth, equatorial North-South
Alignment method
Hand Controller
Aux, RS232


Weight (kg)

Included accessories

Finder scope
Red dot finder
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal
1.25'' eyepieces
cigarette lighter socket


Total weight (kg)
NexStar SE

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Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 152/1500 NexStar 6 SE GoTo
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 152/1500 NexStar 6 SE GoTo
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 152/1500 NexStar 6 SE GoTo

Customer reviews

Review by anonymous on 18.02.2016 21:06:52

( 4 / 5 )

I am a complete newbie when it comes to astronomy, but after a few hours of research online, I chose this telescope and mount to get me started. Having seen the many pictures the Hubble space telescope took, I had to be realistic in terms of what I would be able to see with this one. The first time setup went very well, thanks to the detailed instructions Celestron provided. Here are a few of my pro's and cons.
-Great scope to explore the skies, even with moderate to heavy light pollution (close to the port of Zeebrugge, BE)
-No steep learning curve. When you get the alignment right, the scope takes you to the target automatically
-The 25mm eyepiece included is a great way to start
-A free app for android or ios that shows you the celestial bodies at any given time

- Requires 8 AA batteries that don't last very long, best to use a powerbank or AC adapter (not included)
- Mount can get a little shaky with the legs fully extended and is not designed for photography

The cons are pretty easy to overcome. If astrophotography is your thing, it might be better to look for an equatorial mount instead of this alt az.

A.T. ( Belgium )

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