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Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope


  • The world's most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.
  • Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
  • 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 three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
    • Model: 11069
    • Item weight: 16 ounces
    • Product dimensions: 42.01 x 23.66 x 12.99 inches
    • Package weight: 48.46 ounces
    • Package dimensions: 40.91 x 24.25 x 12.8 inches

    Your Journey Through The Cosmos Begins Here

    Celestron’s signature 'orange tube' telescope, designed to deliver the best stargazing experience for users of all levels

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    Fast Setup with SkyAlign

    Celestron’s proprietary SkyAlign procedure has you ready to observe in minutes. Center any three bright objects in the eyepiece and NexStar SE aligns to the night sky, ready to locate thousands of stars, galaxies, and more.

    Comparison Chart

    NexStar 8SE

    NexStar 5SE

    NexStar 6SE

    NexStar 4SE

    Optical Design






    203.2 mm (8”)

    125 mm (4.92”)

    150 mm (5.91”)

    102 mm (4.02”)

    Focal Length

    2032 mm (80”)

    1250 mm (49”)

    1500 mm (59”)

    1325 mm (52”)

    Focal Ratio










    Limiting Magnitude



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