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Celestron NexStar
8SE Bundle Description

You are bidding
on a Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) used but in
near-perfect open box condition with many accessories included. Celestron’s
signature NexStar 8SE SCT telescope combines advanced features and excellent
optics in one easy-to-use system. The NexStar 8SE features Celestron’s iconic
“orange tube” design and is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope
offering striking views at an economical price.

The eight-inch
primary mirror in this computerized telescope packs enough light-gathering
ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer, from Saturn’s
rings to the cloud bands on Jupiter and geographic features on the surface of
the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 8SE to a dark-sky site
and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the
spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Featuring a database of more
than 40,000 celestial objects, the 8SE’s GoTo mount automatically locates and
tracks objects for you. You can also take a Sky Tour and let your telescope
show you the best objects currently visible. The single fork arm design and
sturdy steel tripod all assemble and break down from separate components for
easy transportation. SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready
to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can
easily align your telescope on any 3 bright objects. Here is what is included
in the base package:

  • Celestron
    NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope
    • 8"
      Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly
      • 25mm 1.25" Eyepiece
      • StarPointer Finderscope
      • 1.25" Star Diagonal
    • NexStar SE
      • Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
        Mount
      • Steel Tripod with Accessory
        Tray
      • NexStar+ Hand Control

Specifications:

  • Aperture
    of 203.2 mm (8")
  • Focal
    Length of 2032 mm (80")
  • Focal
    Ratio of 10
  • StarBright XLT
    optical coating
  • Patented
    single fork arm mount
  • Portable
    and setup is quick and easy
  • Breaks
    down into several lightweight and compact pieces
  • Sturdy
    construction from high-quality components
  • Locate
    over 40,000 celestial objects with NexStar+
  • Aligning
    your telescope is simple and painless

Your Celestron
NexStar 8SE bundle includes everything that comes in the basic package of
telescope, tripod and skyalign plus over $1000 of additional accessories all
for the price of the basic package $1199. Economy shipping (2-9 days) is
included to the continental US and Puerto Rico, Shipping will be done in three
separate packages: (1) telescope OTA (Optical Tube Assembly), (2) tripod and (3) included items and accessories. Your bundle
includes the following:

 

1.    
Celestron NexStar
8SE SCT GoTo Telescope      (retail value
$1199)

2.    
Celestron Starsense Autoalign                             (retail value $349)

3.    
Celestron Neximage 5                                            (retail value $159)

4.    
Celestron Power Tank                                             (retail value $70)

5.    
Celestron Vibration Pads                                        (retail value $49)

6.    
Thousand Oaks Solar Filter                                     (retail value $109)

7.    
Celestron f 6.3/reducer/corrector                        (retail value $112)

8.    
Baader 10 nm solar continuum                             (retail value $99)

9.    
Celestron 9x50 finderscope                                    (retail value $99)

Total retail value is about $2245 and so your
cost saving is over $1000 ($1046). Please see the photographs and the following
descriptions for details about the included accessories.


StarSense AutoAlign ($349 retail)

The NexStar 8SE automatic
alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. Add Celestron’s patented
StarSense technology to your computerized telescope. Simply turn it on &
press Align. In about 3 minutes, your telescope aligns itself! It’s the
fastest, easiest way to align.


Neximage 5 ($159)

Capture high
resolution 5MP planetary, lunar and solar images. Combined with the included
software package, NexImage 5 MP can bring out tremendous detail and produce
images that will rival those taken with astronomical cameras costing hundreds
more.

 

Celestron Power
Tank
($70)

For any Celestron
computerized telescope. Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this
portable rechargeable power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope
or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this
product with the amateur astronomer in mind. Not only useful for setting up and
powering your scope, this model can also be useful as an emergency roadside
accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to
start weak car batteries.

 

Celestron vibration suppression pads ($49)

These go under your tripod legs to stabilize your telescope and
prevent unwanted shaking.

Made with Sorbothane only available in the USA. Engineered by
Celestron specifically to dampen vibrations. Works on any surface.

 

Thousand Oaks
Solar Filter ($109)

You need this if you plan to observe the sun. Fits Celestron and 8"
Schmidt Cassegrain and instruments of similar outer diameter. The filter fits
like a cap by friction. SolarLite filters have the optical quality of the glass
with the advantages of impregnated polymer (Thousand Oaks Optical Black
Polymer). The sun will appear in a natural yellow-orange color when viewed
through your telescope using this filter. This is a high quality product of
Thousand Oaks Optical (Arizona), a manufacturer of safe solar filters for over
30 years. Words of the producer: "Stronger than any other solar film on
the market. Safe for 15 years."

WARNING: ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE FILTER IS WELL ATTACHED TO THE
TELESCOPE/BINOCULARS/CAMERA. IN CASE NECESSARY, USE STICKY TAPE TO SECURE IT.
NEVER OBSERVE SUN WITHOUT A PROPERLY ATTACHED FILTER.

 

Corrector/Reducer($112)

This combination focal reducer and field corrector lens accessory makes
it possible to have a dual focal ratio instrument, without sacrificing image
quality. The Reducer/Corrector is f/6.3 for the Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope.

 

Celestron 9x50
Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) Finder ($99)

The Celestron
9x50 Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) Illuminated Finder is a great upgrade to
the stock finderscopes found on many Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. The 50mm
optics produce bright, sharp images with a magnification of 9X and a 5º
apparent field of view. Meanwhile, the right-angle, correct-image design keeps
objects right-side up and left-to-right correct, making it easier to locate
objects as well as track them as they drift through the field of view. The
eyepiece module can be rotated left or right so you can find the perfect
viewing angle. The double-crosshair reticle etched in the eyepiece makes it
easy to center an object, whether you are aligning your computerized telescope
or finding deep-sky objects on your own. The reticle can be focused separate
from the finder itself. A battery-powered illuminator lights up the crosshair
with a soft, red glow, and the illumination can be easily adjusted by turning
the on/off knob. The Celestron 9x50 RACI Finder comes with a sturdy bracket
consisting of two rings and an integrated dovetail. Adjusting the alignment of
the finder is easy with the oversized thumbscrews. The dovetail allows for easy
attachment to and removal from the Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

 

Baader Solar
Continuum Filter ($99)

The Baader Solar Continuum Filter is a 10nm
bandpass with CWL 540nm used to improve solar observation. Enhances contrast
and reduces the effect of atmospheric turbulence. Planeoptically polished,
non-ageing sealed coating edges.

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