Celestron NexStar 8SE Review by AstroBackyard

The Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope is one of the best-selling telescopes of all time. This visual telescope is meant for enjoying views of the moon, planets, and maybe even a few bright deep-sky objects - but what about astrophotography? Join AstroBackyard in this video as he finds out what all the fuss is about with the Celestron NexStar 8SE.

2 Responses

Bill Haploid

June 03, 2022

I think I’ll skip it. Not great for astrophotography

Gary Cornwell

June 03, 2022

My first telescope was the Celestron 8SE. I used it to take 4 minute subs of Whirlpool for 2 hours as my first real try at deep sky.
I was so happy to see whirlpool in my preview. I did not see a guide star in my off axis guider and was scared to move anything so I just took the picture unguided. The photo turned out amazing well as a beginner. Similar to what you see on Astrobin. Too bad I cannot upload it here. I had the telescope mounted on a EQ6R mount.

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