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newtoskies
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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: mkothe]
      #5885981 - 05/26/13 06:03 PM

Yes, $350.

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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: mkothe]
      #5890866 - 05/29/13 03:16 PM

I've had a 5SE for about 6 months and I'm more than happy with it. It's a very good comprimise between cost/weight/performance & I've had alot of fun with it. It's very solidly built and gives the impression that it will last for years (apart from the standard red-dot which is a bit on the basic side). After a few sessions the Go-To is very straightforward to use & accurate if you take the time to set it up correctly.

I've been really impressed by the quality of the images I've taken with it (please bear in mind I'm a novice!), all taken with a EOS 550d, single exposures:

Moon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69979581@N03/8665208400/

Orion Nebula: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69979581@N03/8438419963/

I hope this helps! Cheers, Robin


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: Lobot]
      #5891258 - 05/29/13 08:13 PM

wow those are some awesome images, especially Orion. I'd like to have this scope for when I don't feel like searching/hopping, when my back hurts too much for dob use and some basic images with the iphone and later webcam.
IF I don't get this scope then I will get a 10" dob..


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: newtoskies]
      #5892649 - 05/30/13 03:01 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

I love my 5SE for showing people the Moon and planets. It is very portable and perfect for outreach events. I also use it to quickly determine if the seeing is good enough for me to haul out and set up my bigger scope.

Here is an image I took with my 5SE using the NexImage 5 webcam.


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5896121 - 06/01/13 02:13 PM

wow Steve. Awesome image os Saturn.
I am waiting on the seller to get back to me with when and where I can pick up the scope. I'll be going to harbor freight for a power pack, then will try and find a means to hook the scope to the power pack.
I won't have this scope in time for tonight's outreach, but maybe the next one.


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: newtoskies]
      #5966569 - 07/11/13 11:35 PM

Rob, did you get that NexStar 5SE for $350? I have someone who found a similar ad on Craigslist asking me if it is legit.

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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5966714 - 07/12/13 01:23 AM

The ad for these in Hartford, MA has identical photos as the ad from Houston, TX.

http://hartford.craigslist.org/spo/3787285701.html
http://houston.craigslist.org/for/3926126020.html

They both claim to have 6 telescopes bought at auction.


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #5966945 - 07/12/13 08:32 AM

Hi Steve:

Same photos for both ads seems pretty suspicious. The key to buying anything from carig's list is to be sure you can go to the seller and see the item in person. If they want to ship it to you, or won't let you see it first for ANY reason, then don't buy it ... probably a scam.

If you can see it in person, try it out, and check it over carefully, then you should be confident in your purchase.

-Dan


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5968351 - 07/13/13 12:11 AM

I tried to pull up a old add on craigslist after seeing this post, man I can't remember when but I seen these same photos and if I remember right same description! Wow! This was under Los Angeles or San Diego can't remember.

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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: AstroTatDad]
      #6103564 - 09/27/13 06:40 AM

The ad is now showing up in Tampa.

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/for/4051298193.html


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #6106038 - 09/28/13 02:06 PM

I saw that ad before in Sacramento, Ca.

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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: astronomylife]
      #6106054 - 09/28/13 02:13 PM

Does the seller's email address match any previous ads? He says there are six available. However, seems like they would have all been sold by now, if legitimate.

Edited by Arctic_Eddie (09/28/13 04:09 PM)


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #6106071 - 09/28/13 02:24 PM

I suspect it is not legitimate. My guess is that if you try to buy one you will get a different answer depending on how you plan on buying it. If you ask to pay when you pick it up you would be told he sold the last one. If you ask to have him send it to you then he will take your money.

Arctic_Eddie, you're near Tampa. You could ask to take a look and see what happens.


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #6106247 - 09/28/13 04:11 PM

I'll give it a try.

PS
Email sent. Will report his response.


Edited by Arctic_Eddie (09/28/13 04:15 PM)


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #6106285 - 09/28/13 04:41 PM



-Dan


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #6106299 - 09/28/13 04:51 PM

Quote:

I'll give it a try.

PS
Email sent. Will report his response.





Great! I'm not sure why, but I am just a bit curious.

Me too ->


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #6119656 - 10/05/13 09:26 PM

John,
Did you ever hear back on that Nexstar 5se?????????????

Fred

Edited by hamdul (10/05/13 09:27 PM)


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: hamdul]
      #6119705 - 10/05/13 09:58 PM

Just remember the old saying...aperture rules!

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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: WarmWeatherGuy]
      #6119755 - 10/05/13 10:36 PM

Quote:

I love my 5SE for showing people the Moon and planets. It is very portable and perfect for outreach events. I also use it to quickly determine if the seeing is good enough for me to haul out and set up my bigger scope.

Here is an image I took with my 5SE using the NexImage 5 webcam.




That's utterly exquisite.

Pete


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Re: Nexstar se5 ...is this worth it new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6120132 - 10/06/13 07:15 AM

There was no reply to my query about inspecting the scope in person.

It's appears to be a Simple Case of Administrative Malfeasance(SCAM).

PS
The page in the link is now dead.


Edited by Arctic_Eddie (10/06/13 07:17 AM)


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