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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 and computerized GoTo control mean outstanding performance, ease-of-use, and value
  • Hand-figured optics and 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, and 25mm 1.25" Plossl eyepiece included

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Item #  09756
Mfg Model #  11069

There's more to the Celestron NexStar 8SE GoTo Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope than good looks. This modern classic comes with Celestron's legendary optics, innovative design, and computerized control. Hand-figured optics provide tremendous light grasp in a compact design ideal for deep-space and planetary viewing and astrophotography. StarBright XLT coatings ensure high-fidelity light transmission for sharp, high-contrast images. The unique one-arm mount has an integrated hand controller. Full GoTo object location puts 40,000 objects at your fingertips. SkyAlign technology makes alignment of the telescope a snap. And with its 8" aperture and 2,032mm focal length (f/10), the 8SE delivers serious performance. Included are a 1.25" visual back, 1.25" mirror diagonal, 25mm Plossl eyepiece, Star Pointer red-dot finder scope, metal tripod, and NexRemote software that allows operation of the telescope via PC.


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.


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
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Magnesium Fluoride
  • Mount type
  • 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
  • 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
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • Length of optical tube
    18.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    12.5 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    20.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    32.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Included accessories may vary for 2nds, Substitutions may be made
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope 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 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order 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: $65.00
3 Day Delivery: $200.00
2 Day Delivery: $200.00
Next Day Delivery: $325.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states and to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses or Canada.

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