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After upgrading to a C8 SCT, I have for sale my Celestron Nexstar 4SE Maksutov OTA. This is a cracking scope, which punches well above its size. Used this on my Goto mounts for the last 6 months and given me great views through it. Please note that this is originally intended for the Celestron SE Goto mounts, which have fixed dovetails attached on the left side of the tube on the scope. However, before I sourced an actual SE Goto mount I used to use it on my Skywatcher Stardiscover Goto mount with no issues at all by replacing the fixed dovetail on the scope with some tube rings with a dovetail so it could be fixed on the right hand side for that particular mount. This also has a fixed visual back, with a flip mirror with access to fit a camera, or other EP in the lower position if needed. Optics are in excellent condition, as is the tube itself (see images below) I am looking for £100 for the OTA only with the Astrozap dew shield. If required I can also supply the tube rings and small dovetail to allow it to fit on other mounts OK via the right hand side of the tube. This would be an extra £12 for the rings and the dovetail. If you need the tube rings fitted before I send it off let me know. I will of course also supply the original dovetail that came fixed originally to the OTA also. Can be collected in person, or willing to meet up perhaps (PM me to discuss), or willing to post via Parcel Force Express 48 for an additional cost of postage for £19.28. Payment via PayPal (friends and family no extra charge, but add 3.5% for payed for services), direct bank transfer, or if collecting/meet up it can be cash on collection. Pictures below. Any questions please ask. Gus Note: finderscope and mounts are shown for reference only and are not included in the sale. Fixed on a Celestron 6/8 SE Goto mount below; Withdrawn from sale Fixed on a Skywatcher Stardiscover Goto mount below; Tube rings and dovetail extra for £12 below;
Newb here. I have settled on my first telescope being the 4SE or 6SE and I have a Sony Alpha 300 DSLR I would like to be able to connect to play around with AP. I am barely starting to grasp the terminology involved with telescopes in general but it seems connecting a camera to a telescope is a whole different ball game. It seems as though the 4SE has a separate eyepiece and camera attachment? Looks like you can just flip a knob to swap between the viewer and camera? Whereas the 6SE it appears that you have to remove the whole eyepiece to connect the camera. After reading some reviews everyone says they immediately wanted a more powerful telescope so I am thinking the 6SE may be the way to go but I really don't like the idea of having to swap back and forth by removing the eyepiece, is there an after-market accessory that would allow it to work more like the 4SE (flip a switch from viewer to camera and back)? And I guess my other question is are the optics really that much better on the 6SE that it would be worth the hassle when connecting the camera? I see that the light gathering capability and magnification are better but how perceivable is that difference? My goal is to do some moon viewing but it would be great to see some cool deep space objects too. + One final thought, how much does the auto star tracking feature help or hurt the image quality? I mean on a 20 second+ exposure the object is going to move some amount, is the Nexstar tracking system really able to keep the object that precisely still in the optics? Or should I just expect to get blurry spots of light when photographing deep space objects? Thanks
Greetings! I've had my telescope for a couple of months now and I still didn't get the chance to try the sky align option, I watched some video and tried aligning my scope many times but it never seemed to work. I only use it to watch the moon and I have to manually move it every minute or so because it keeps getting out of frame, how can I set it to track the moon on its own? I wanted to see Saturn a month or two back but I couldn't do it, I'm planning on trying again tomorrow as I'll know where it'll be in relation to the moon and mercury. Any tips you can give me? I really want to see Saturn. (Also, will my 25mm eye piece that came with the telescope work to see Saturn?) Thank you