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Just go to Celestron's website for downloads for that product, for the manual.
http://www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?CatID=13&ProdID=413#downloads

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New out of the box, our Celestron Nexstar 4se does not ask for our location. Cannot find it anywhere in the controls to input, therefore it will not align.


RESET the hand controller-- then turn it off-- wait 15 seconds and turn it back on. If this does not fix it the firmware will need to be reloaded. You will need a special cable from Celestron to update the firmware.

I would simply return the scope and get another one-- if the scope is new.

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I just received New Star 4SE. In Iraq with the army and cannot see anything thru the view finder. Batteries are in and hand control functions. Caps are off. Scope will adjust with hand controller


First you must line up the small finder scope with the main tuibe--

Point the scope at a distant object like the top of a telephone pole. Center the top in the eyepiece of the main scope-- then without moving the scope center the red dot on the same exact spot on the telephone pole.

Also practice focusing on a distant object during the day time-- use the eyepiece with the largest number written on it and DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one. Turn the fopcus knob slowly until the object comes to focus.

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Jul 05, 2011 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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Hi, a few days back I purchased Nexstar 4SE. I set it up exactly how it says in the manual still I cannot see any magnifying views from the eye piece. While aligning the telescope I can find the moon from...


Stars will always appear as points. It is not possible to magnify them enough to see them as disks because they are all extremely far away. A telescope will however show you stars and other objects that are too dim to see with the naked eye.

You will be able to see the planets as disks, and even features on the planets, such as the bands on Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and the phases of Venus, and also moons around some planets. There are other objects that will show more detail when magnified, such as nebula. You will be able to see a lot of craters and other detail on the Moon.

Your problem is simply that you are not pointing the telescope at these objects. This seems to be one of those telescopes that "automatically" finds objects, but these so called "go to" scopes only do this when they are set up properly. I can't say what step(s) you have missed, but clearly even if the scope thinks it is pointed at the moon, if you can't see the moon, it is NOT pointed there. The Moon will fill the field of view even with the least powerful eyepiece. If you are seeing stars as points, then the eyepiece is focussed and working properly.

Jan 13, 2011 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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The Celestron Nexstar 4SE makes a weird cracking noise when you press the left or right arrows on the controller. I tried taking it off of the tripod, and it still will not rotate left or right, even if...


Is the AZimuth clutch locked down? Then either a gear is broken inside or the worm gear inside has slipped and is not engaing. You can return these to Celestron for repair, here:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

Dec 26, 2010 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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The Celestron Nexstar 4SE makes a weird cracking noise when you press the left or right arrows on the controller. I tried taking it off of the tripod, and it still will not rotate left or right, even if...


Sound like a gear inside is either broken or the worm gear is locked up. Celestron can repair this if you call them here:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

Dec 26, 2010 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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I have a celestron nexstar 5 the begins to move on it own


Many times a bad cable will cause this. Also low batteries can cause this.

Contact Celestron and order a new cable. Use an external 12 volt power pack.

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

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Start Align with NexStar 4SE


Did you enter the correct TIME, DATE, and LOCATION? and yes you may have aligned on to the wrong stars -- they need to be "near" the center.

Feb 04, 2009 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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I recently bought the Celestrobn 6SE. I can opperate teh telescope itself..but have no idea what the software is about what on earth is a nextour software all about, I havent a clue..AND what is the...


Hi there,

I have also recently bought a Nexstar but mine is a 4SE. Im still pretty new at it myself but from what I understand, the Nexgps software is just the computer software to control the GPS unit from your PC - the same as the NexRemote software. If you dont have a GPS unit you have to purchase it as an extra so the software will only be useful if you have GPS.

The Nextour is just software that allows you to add objects you wish to see that the telescope will take you too in tour mode. Once you have it aligned of course.

I see this post was almost a year ago so you probably know all this by now.

Do you have any problems using the star align? Im really battling - gonna try 2 start align because it doesnt quite know where it is when I do the 3 star align.

Regards,
Bianca
Bianca.Haarhoff@za.syspro.com

Jul 20, 2008 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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The hinge should be to the north. An imaginary line drawn perpendicular from the center of the tilt plate should point to Polaris (the North Star).

Mar 12, 2008 | Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

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