Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope

The Celestron NexStar 8SE is the lightest, most portable, and best value available in an 8" Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8 SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. This is the lightest, most portable, and most popular 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope we sell.

Celestron NexStar 8SE

The Celestron NexStar 8SE is a serious telescope that is designed to take you well beyond the moon and solar system, revealing hundred of deep space objects. This is a telescope for the serious visual observer who wants to see globular clusters, galaxies and nebulae. The state-of-the-art fully computerized NexStar operating system will automatically locate these objects for you with ease. The SkyAlign go to alingment procedure used by this telescope is arguable one of the fastest and easiest on the market today.

With the NexStar 8SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using our patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view!

Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NexStar 8SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The "Tour" feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

Not only can your NexStar 8SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar 8SE will help you take a closer look.

Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign

Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date and time, select the nearest city to your location, then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the objects, the telescope does the rest. You can even pick the moon or bright planets. Follow the instructions given on the NexStar computer keypad, and you will be prepared to begin observing under two minutes. SkyAlign is easy to use, fast, and accurate.

NexStar SE Key Features

  • Computerized hand control unit with nearly 40,000 object database and motorized altazimuth mount
  • Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
  • StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximun light transmission and clarity
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process.
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the internet
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • THE SKY planetarium software - with 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and enhanced images


Our price: $1199.00

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UPC 050234110693
Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (in.) 8 inches
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length 2032 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude 14.2
Eyepiece 1 25 mm
Magnification with Eyepiece 1 81x
Accepts 2-inch Eyepieces No
Adaptable for 2-inch Eyepieces Yes
Finder Unit power red dot
Star Diagonal 1.25-inch prism
Power Requirements < 2.5 amps @12 VDC
Power Supply 8-AA Batteries
Tripod Weight 9 lbs.
Weight Fully Assembled 33 lbs.
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