Another day, another telescope deal. As Cyber Monday is now in full swing, those big discounts aren't showing any signs of letting up, and there are still plenty of excellent telescope bargains to be found.
One of the best is this Celestron NexStar 6SE 100mm f/10 GoTo telescope, reduced by an eye-watering $1,100 this Cyber Monday thanks to B&H Photo Video. Originally $1,998, it can currently be yours for $899.
That's an incredible saving of just over 55%, making this amongst the best telescope deals we've seen during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
In our review of the Celestron NexStar 6SE, we had a lot of positive things to say about it, summarizing it as "a great representation of Celestron's iconic telescope range". We praised its optical coatings, describing them to be "flawless" and providing beautiful, crystal-clear views. We also love its tracking system, and its build quality is unrivaled.
It's worth noting this isn't the most portable GoTo telescope on the market, but if you're fine with being more static, this is an incredible deal not to be missed.
Celestron NexStar 6SE 1500mm f/10 GoTo telescope:
was $1,998 now $899 at B&H Photo Video
Save $1,099 on this seriously good GoTo telescope that any stargazing enthusiast would be proud to own. This is a fantastic, solid bit of kit that makes observing the night sky a joy — and with a 55% saving, this is one of the best Cyber Monday telescope deals we've seen.
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The Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope features a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system, which has a 1500mm focal length coupled with a f/10 focal ratio. Boasting Celestron's StarBright XLT optical coating, you're guaranteed to get beautifully clear visuals, making observing celestial objects an absolute joy.
The telescope itself is mounted to a stainless steel tripod, ensuring optimal sturdiness and rigidity, and the single-fork motorized alt-azimuth mount makes it a cinch to control.
One of our favorite things about the Celestron NexStar 6SE is the SkyAlign technology it uses to locate and align targets. Navigating the night sky has never been easier, especially since the software makes use of a database featuring more than 40,000 different targets.
Buy the Celestron NexStar 6SE and you'll get a 25mm eyepiece that works with the optical system for 60x magnification, although extra eyepieces are available to buy separately for even better views of the universe.
Key Specs: Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design, 150mm/5.91" aperture, focal length of 1499mm/59", focal ratio of f/10, included eyepiece has a focal length of 25mm/60x, single-arm fork, alt-azimuth mount type, total kit weight of 21lbs/9.53kg.
Consensus: This is a seriously powerful telescope, great for beginners and experts alike, although its typically high price point makes it a little out of reach for newcomers. At this price, though, it's worth considering for everyone: you won't be disappointed with its quality, and its alignment technology is absolutely unrivalled.
Buy if: You're looking for a seriously good GoTo scope and appreciate beautifully clear optics.
Don't buy if: You're an absolute beginner looking for a cheap first telescope, or are a purist not wanting a GoTo scope.
Alternative models: The Unistellar eQuinox 2 is up there amongst the best GoTo telescopes and is well worth your consideration. If you've got a tighter budget, give the Celestron NexStar 4SE a look: it uses the same SkyAlign software as the 6SE but comes in at a much lower price.
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