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NOTE TO BUYER: HAND CONTROLLER IS THE UPDATED VERSION 5 AS NOTED BY THE CELESTRON SYMBOL ON THE LOWER, LEFTHAND KEY. OLDER VERSIONS DO NOT HAVE THIS SYMBOL!

Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.

Our Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21st Century
In the 1970s, the classic Celestron 8 brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers.

Four decades later, we’ve improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to our founder’s intent.

Big Mirror, Small Price
With a full 8 inches of aperture, the 8SE reveals details in even the faintest celestial objects. With this much light-gathering ability, you’ll clearly observe Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Beyond the solar system, your 8SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. And don’t forget the Moon—you’ll see craters and geographic features like never before.

Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.

Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with pushbutton ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!

Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You
The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control your telescope using your iPhone or iPad with our SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync.

If you’re interested in astroimaging, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.

Performance

8" (203.2mm) aperture

f/10 focal ratio

2032mm focal length

Crown optical glass primary mirror

StarBright XLT optical coatings:
Multi-layer aluminum/SiO2 (quartz)/TiO2 (titanium dioxide) mirror coatings with
flat reflectivity across the light spectrum for both
astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation

Multi-layer MgF2 (magnesium
fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide) anti-reflective lens coatings

High-transmission water white glass
corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission

Internal focusing mechanism

Resolution: 0.69 arcsec (Rayleigh);
0.57 arcsec (Dawes)

Secondary mirror obstruction: 2.5";
31% by diameter; 9.77% by area

Fastar capability: Secondary mirror
can be removed and a DSLR or imaging rig mounted in its place for fast
wide-field astrophotography

 

NexStar+
Computer Controller

2-line,
16-character LCD display

19
fiber optic backlit red LED buttons

Database
of over 40,000 celestial objects plus 100 user defined v

Automatically
slew to planets, stars, constellations, and a variety of catalogs

Camera
control: For piggyback wide-field or conventional astrophotography through the
optical tube assembly, the controller can automatically trigger the shutter
release to capture the image

Anti-backlash
compensation programs out play between gears for more precise tracking

Tour
Mode: Shows a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you
are observing

Constellation
Tour: Allows you to take a tour of all the best objects within a particular
constellation

Alignment
procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System

SkyAlign
alignment: Takes minutes, with minimal effort or experience—point the telescope
at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope does the rest

Nine
slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x

Sidereal,
Solar, and Lunar tracking rates for observing the fast-moving Moon, to
slower-moving deep-space subjects

Tracking
modes: Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South, Off (no tracking when using as a terrestrial
spotting scope)

RS-232
communication port allows for computer control

Flash
updatable via the Celestron website

Database
Details:

Solar
system objects including the Sun, Moon, and planets

NOTE:
Controller has been updated with the current version 5 firm wear

Mount
& Tripod

Mount

Single-fork
alt-az

Dual-axis
servo motors allow for precise tracking with virtually no vibration

Motor
resolution: 0.26 arcsec

Optical
encoders track mount movement to improve tracking and GoTo accuracy while
allowing the mount to maintain alignment when moved manually

Communication
ports: Autoguider port, Aux port, hand controller

Runs
on eight user-supplied AA batteries or optional 12 VDC power supply

Tripod

Stainless
steel legs

Adjustable
height accommodates a variety of observation positions or users

Tray
holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters and adds stability and
vibration reduction

Weight:
10 pounds

Included
Accessories

Eyepiece

1.25"-diameter
barrel

25mm
focal length produces 81x magnification

Anti-reflection
multi-coated glass improves color rendition and contrast

Threaded
barrel accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters

Fold-down
rubber eyecup for use with or without eyeglasses

33'
field of view at 1000 yards

Diagonal

1.25"
input and output accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepieces and accessories

90°
angle puts head in a comfortable position when observing at or near the zenith

Corrects
view horizontally, but not vertically

StarPointer
Finder

Projects
a single red dot in line of sight

Celestron eyepiece kit, solar filter and dew shield also included in auction. Eyepiece kit includes:

  • This 1.25” Eyepiece & Filter Kit includes 14 accessories that will add new life to your telescope and your observing!
  • You’ll get five quality Plossl eyepieces, a 2X Barlow Lens, six colored filters to improve observations of the planets, a Moon filter, and a foam-fitted aluminum carry case with extra room to grow
  • Five eyepieces and a Barlow lens equals 10 different magnifications to choose from, including the equivalent of a 3 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm, 6.5 mm, 8 mm, 8.5 mm, 13 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm and 32 mm.  And that doesn’t include eyepieces you may already have in your collection, which will now achieve double the magnification with the addition of the Barlow.
  • A Moon filter will increase your enjoyment of lunar observations by dimming the brightness and increasing contrast
  • The most popular planetary filters are included in this kit.  Have fun seeing what a blue filter will reveal about Jupiter, or unveil the polar ice caps on Mars with a red or orange filter.  

 About this product

Product InformationWith Schmidt-Cassegrain 8-inch aperture optics, this Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope will enable you to see deep into the universe. This telescope also features premium StarBright XLT coatings that offers more light gathering power.
Product IdentifiersBrandCelestronMPN11069GTIN0050234110693UPC0050234110693ModelNexStar 8SEeBay Product ID (ePID)56546466
Product Key FeaturesLens CoatingMulti-CoatedFeaturesMotorized, MountedMount TypeAltazimuth
Additional Product FeaturesFocal Ratio10Max. MagnificationX 480Optical Diameter8in. (203mm)MotorizedYesFocal Length80in. (2032mm)Measurement480x203mmBrand WebsiteHttp:/Www.Celestron.Com

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