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Celestron NexStar 8SE GoTo Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
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  • Classic design, large aperture, and innovative features make this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope a great portable field observatory
  • Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain optics & computerized GoTo control mean outstanding performance, ease-of-use, and value
  • Hand-figured optics & StarBright XLT coatings ensure sharp views of deep-space and the solar system
  • Patented one-arm GoTo mount with hand controller puts 40,000 celestial objects at your fingertips
  • Metal tripod, visual back for 1.25" accessories, 1.25" mirror diagonal, & 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepiece included


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Item #  09756
Mfg Model #  11069

8 inches of light-gathering aperture doesn't get more portable than this!

An 8 inch telescope is the right amount of aperture for viewing just about anything in the night sky. The Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope sets up and breaks down quickly (check out the video) and is great for taking to dark sky locations.

The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6-inch model, the Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope will enable you to see deep into the universe. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron?s classic 8-inch optics. The Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8-inch aperture optics with Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coatings and a powerful 2,032mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio.


The Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including the revolutionary SkyAlign? alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 8 SE isn't one of them.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a Celestron NexStar SE telescope will help you take a closer look.

Every Celestron NexStar SE telescope includes a version of The Sky« software Level 1 Planetarium Software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive the Celestron NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE Telescope!

General Features

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Sturdy computerized altazimuth mount
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • Computerized
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    203mm
  • Focal length
    2032mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    81x
  • Resolving power
    0.57arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    406x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    63mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    31%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    10%
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
  • Number of objects in database
    40,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC-750mA
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Length of optical tube
    18.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    12.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    9.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    33.0 lbs.
  • Warranty
    Two year
Celestron optical tube assembly
25mm telescope eyepiece (1.25")
90║ Star diagonal (1.25")
Celestron metal tripod
Computerized base unit
Computerized hand controller
Star Pointer finder scope
RS232 Cable
The Sky Level 1 Astronomy Software
NexRemote telescope control software

Orders received by noon Pacific Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Orders received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: 51.95
3 Day Delivery: 114.00
2 Day Delivery: 114.00
Next Day Delivery: $140.00

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