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Celestron NexStar 8SE

$3,749.00

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.

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.
Telescope Specs
Delivery
Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture
203.2mm (8")
Focal Length
2032mm
Focal Ratio
f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1
25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
81x
Finderscope
StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal
1.25" Star Diagonal
Highest Useful Magnification
480x
Lowest Useful Magnification
29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
14
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
843x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
64mm
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
0.31
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
0.0977
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT
Optical Tube Length
432mm
Optical Tube Diameter
232mm
Optical Tube Weight
5.4 kg
Dovetail
CG-5 Dovetail bar

This product is normally shipped by our freighter service.

Normal delivery is to pickup from their local depot or for delivery to a business address in main towns or cities.

Delivery to a residential address will incur a $45.00 surcharge.

Delivery to a small town or rural address may not be available. We will contact you separately to arrange shipping.