Celestron Nexstar 4SE 102 x 1323mm Maksutov Telescope

Model Number: 11049
Web Code: 10465147


Combining advanced features and superb optics into one easy-to-use system, this Celestron Nexstar 4SE Maksutov telescope is the perfect choice as your first serious telescope. Great for both celestial and terrestrial observation, it features a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design, 102mm aperture, SkyAlign technology, and a fully automated GoTo mount.
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Why it's a great gift

  • Celestron’s signature orange-tube Maksutov telescope is ideal for aspiring astronomers and amateur stargazers, as well as more experienced observers
  • The aperture diameter of 102mm offers excellent light gathering ability, allowing your budding astronomer to examine things like the craters of the moon and the polar caps of Mars

Other features

  • This Nexstar 4SE telescope with a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design is a great choice as a first serious telescope, combining advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system
  • Equipped with a 1325mm focal length and a focal ratio of 13
  • Fully automated GoTo Mount with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects finds and tracks objects for you automatically
  • Equipped with SkyAlign technology so your telescope gets aligned and ready for observing in a matter of minutes
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod breaks down into individual components for easy assembly and transport
  • Take amazing photos by attaching your camera to this telescope with a T-Ring for Canon EOS cameras (10488630) or a T-Ring for Nikon cameras (10488633), as well as a NexStar 4SE T-Adapter
  • Turn your mobile device into your own personal planetarium with Celestron's SkyQ Link 2 WiFi module
  • Take your telescope anywhere with this portable Celestron rechargeable power supply
Lunar & Planetary
Deep Space Observing
Dual Purpose (Astronomical & Terrestrial)
Optical Design
102 mm
Focal Length
1325 mm
Focal Ratio
Expertise Level
Eye Piece(s)
Barrel Size
31.75 mm
Field of View
53 ft
Highest Useful Magnification
Lowest Useful Magnification
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.37 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes)
1.14 arcsec
Optical Tube Length
342.9 mm
Mount Type
Alignment Procedure
SkyAlign; Auto 2-Star Align; 1-Star Align; 2-Star Align; SolarSystem Align
Slow Motion Controls
Aux Port
Tool-Free Setup
Width - Folded
68.58 cm
Height - Folded
33.02 cm
Depth - Folded
83.82 cm
Width - Expanded
91.44 cm
Height - Expanded
149.86 cm
Depth - Expanded
86.36 cm
Weight (Including Tripod)
9.53 kg
  • 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • NexStar Alt-Az GoTo Mount
  • Steel Tripod with 1.25" legs
  • 25mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Internal Flip Mirror Diagonal
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Starpointer Finderscope
  • NexStar Hand Controller
  • Software: NexRemote
  • The Sky Level 1 Planetarium Software with 10000 Object Database

  • Great telescope
    by Sampath

    on October 17, 2019

    I really liked the telescope and can spot objects with a good quality

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

  • Very happy with it
    by dbb426

    on August 17, 2019

    Not cheap - but not super expensive either...out of the box very usable and plenty of upgrades readily available.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

  • Terrific Scope (a little confusing for a novice)
    by MRobber

    on February 2, 2019

    This is a holiday gift for my college-age daughter, who is taking and loving several astronomy courses. The scope and mount are terrific! However, learning the basics of sophisticated telescopes is daunting. Constantly aligning the scope, adding a GPS, WiFi Adapter, StarSense Alignment camera, auto-focuser, and power supply, and then identifying and installing PC software to update drivers and smartphone software, is a challenge. Not done yet! She has already loved closeups of the moon (including during the Super Wolf Blood Moon eclipse) and the truly amazing number of stars that suddenly become visible with the scope. Next step is planets, nebula, etc., once alignment and controls are perfected. She already appreciates more than ever the visual evidence of the vast number of stars and the size of the universe. Seeing is believing!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

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