With a generous 8 inch aperture the Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll be thrilled with views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula while retaining a compact size. Its fully automated GoTo computerised mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign makes aligning a computerized telescope fast, easy, and accurate. Simply point at any three bright objects in the sky and the telescope aligns itself. From there, navigation and tracking is as easy as pushing a button.
Unique Single Fork Mount Design
Debate about the “best” telescope is nearly as endless as the Universe itself. But we know one thing quite well – the best telescope is the one you will use most often! That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes for quick and easy set up. The NexStar SE disassembles 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 at home.
Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give the Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope 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.
Advanced Features Let the Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Grow with You
The Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync. If you want to explore the world of astroimaging, the 8SE is a perfect choice. Or, if you’re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 8SE with one of our ZWO planetary imaging cameras.
Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Specifications
|Aperture (mm)||203.2 mm|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)||25 mm|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||81 x|
|Mount Type||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|Power Requirements||8-AA batteries (not included)|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.4|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.69 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.57 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||843 x|
|Apparent Field of View||0.63 °|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 m)||10 m|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||64 mm|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||31%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||9.7%|
|Optical Coatings||StarBright XLT|
|Optical Tube Length||464 mm|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||15 kg|
|Slew Speeds||Nine slew speeds|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South|
|Alignment Procedures||SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align|
|Communication Ports||RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux|
|Computer Hand Control||Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons|
|Database||40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects|
|Warranty||2-year Telescope Warranty|