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Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope and Eyepiece Accessory Bundle
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
SKU: ACEL110699EYEPK1

What's in the Box

  • Celestron NexStar 8SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope
  • Celestron 94303 Telescope Eyepiece/Filter Accessory Kit - 1.25 inch (1-1/4 in.)
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

 

Celestron NexStar 8SE SCT GoTo Telescope

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 striking views at an economical price.

Reimagined

In the 1970s, Celestron’s Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. The 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, Celestrons improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to their founder’s intent.

Revolutionary Design

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 push-button 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 Celestrons StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Celestron added their proprietary StarBright XLT optical coating to enhance light transmission making your images brighter and more detailed.

Advanced Features

The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. You can even remove the telescope’s secondary mirror and replace it with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera for wide field images captured at f/2 using a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. Or, if you’re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 8SE with one of Celestron's Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

View the Universe

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit with Aluminum Case

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. The Celestron 1.25” Eyepiece and Filter Kit is a great way to expand the functionality and enjoyment of your telescope. Inside the metal, foam-lined carry case you’ll find these accessories:

  • 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 17 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 13 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 8 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
  • 2X Barlow Lens - 1.25”
  • #80A Blue Filter - 1.25”
  • #58 Green Filter - 1.25”
  • #56 Light Green Filter - 1.25”
  • #25 Red Filter - 1.25”
  • #21 Orange Filter - 1.25”
  • #12 Yellow Filter - 1.25”
  • Moon Filter - 1.25”

Eyepieces

All five Plossl eyepieces can be used in any telescope with a 1.25” focuser. Each eyepiece features a four-element design with a 52º apparent field of view. The optics are fully multi-coated to improve light transmission and protect the optics. The 32 mm Plossl eyepiece offers a low power, wide field view in most telescopes, the 13 mm & 17 mm focal lengths are good medium-power oculars, and the 8 mm & 6 mm eyepieces provide high magnifications, great for the Moon and planets, especially when seeing conditions are good.

2X Barlow Lens

The included, and very versatile 2X Barlow doubles the magnification of any 1.25” eyepiece. Since this kit includes five (5) eyepieces, you will be able to use them with and without the Barlow, giving you a total of ten magnification options in all. Any other 1.25” eyepieces you already have will also work in this desirable accessory, giving you even more magnification choices. Remember, high magnifications do not always produce clear, sharp results, especially on evenings of poor or moderate seeing conditions. Experiment to find the magnifications that are best for your telescope on a particular night.

Filters

Colored filters can be used to bring out certain details on a planet’s surface or its cloud structure. All of the planetary filters included in the 1.25” Eyepiece & Accessory Kit, as well as the Moon filter, can be used on any 1.25” eyepiece with the proper filter threads, so they are very versatile. Just screw one onto your eyepiece of choice and slide it into the focuser.

Moon Filter

The Moon filter is one of the first accessories most new amateur astronomers buy, and for good reason! It helps block out a portion of the light the Moon sends into your eyepiece so that you can see details better. You can also try this filter on Venus; it blocks enough glare so you can observe the planet’s phases more easily.

Metal Case

The sturdy metal carry case has die-cut foam inside to protect and cushion your accessories. Store each one in its appointed place when not in use and you’ll keep them looking and performing like new. The case is even large enough to carry a few extra accessories. Just pull out enough of the foam cubes to make a nest for your eyepiece, camera adapter, etc. A tight fit is better, so remove the least amount of foam possible before testing the fit. You can always remove more if you need to.

  • Use in any telescope with a 1.25” focuser
  • 4-element design with a 52º apparent field of view
  • Optics are fully multi-coated
  • Total of ten magnification options
  • Sturdy metal foam lined carry case
  • Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit with Aluminum Case
    • 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 17 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 13 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 8 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
    • 2X Barlow Lens - 1.25”
    • #80A Blue Filter - 1.25”
    • #58 Green Filter - 1.25”
    • #56 Light Green Filter - 1.25”
    • #25 Red Filter - 1.25”
    • #21 Orange Filter - 1.25”
    • #12 Yellow Filter - 1.25”
    • Moon Filter - 1.25”
  • Two Year Warranty

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