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- 8-Inch Aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope!
- Portable, with Easy Set-up
- Focal Ratio: f/10
- Focal Length: 2032mm
- Hand Controller Included!
- 2 Year Warranty
Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope
With the Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you. Using Celestron's patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view!
In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, Celestron's revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software, and much more.
Celestron Nexstar 8SE Telescope Tour
The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over. NexStar SE telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required. Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date, time, and location into the hand control, then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects and the telescope does the rest. You do not need to know the names of the stars...you can even pick the Moon or a bright planet!
Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NexStar SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The "Tour" feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location...anywhere in the world. Not only can your NexStar SE find objects, it can teach you about them as well. Information on the most popular objects can be viewed on the LCD screen of your hand control. 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 NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.
Celestron NextStar 8SE - 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Features
- Computerized hand control with a database of nearly 40,000 objects and a motorized altazimuth mount and quick release optical tube for easy, no-tool set-up.
- SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process and StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.
- Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the Internet including the latest firmware for All-Star polar alignment.
- All NexStar SE models are GPS-compatible and come standard with an auxiliary port for use with additional accessories.
- Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use and includes NexRemote telescope control software for advanced control of your telescope via your computer.
- "THE SKY" Planetarium software - with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps, and enhanced images.
- Computerized Hand Control: Double line 16 character, liquid crystal display, 19 LED backlit buttons, and a database of 40,000 Objects, 400 User-defined programmable objects, and enhanced information on over 200 objects.
- Variable nine rate slewing speeds, RS-232, Auxillary and Camera Control Ports, and well as Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar tracking rates.
- Requires AA Batteries, RS-232 AC cable, or DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter and cable for operation.
OPT Product Number: CE-11069
- 8-Inch NexStar SE Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
- NexStar SE Mount: Motorized Alt-Azimuth/ GoTo
- Tripod with Adjustable Steel Legs
- Accessory Tray
- NexStar+ Hand Controller
- 1.25-inch Star Diagonal
- 1.25-inch, 25mm Eyepiece
- StarPointer Optical Finderscope (Red Dot)
- Mini-USB Port
- Insert Card w/ Starry Night Software
- 2 Year Warranty
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
Will the orion 9x50 finder scope fit this scope? What other 9x50 finder scopes will fit this scope?
You can make either the Orion, Celestron, or StellarVue 50mm finders work on this scope, but only the Celestron version includes the complete bracket. The Orion one requires an additional foot and the StellarVue version has the bracket sold separately. Th
Does the 8se accept both 1.25 and 2" eyepieces?
The 8SE supports 1.25" eyepieces natively, but it will accept 2" eyepieces if you purchase an optional 2" SCT compatible diagonal.
Can I use a Schmidt- Cassegrain telescope right angle correct image finderscope on my Nexstar 8 se telescope? The bracket doesn't seem to fit?
The Celestron 93781 will work if you remove the red dot finder bracket. https://www.optcorp.com/celestron-9x50-illum-ra-correct-image-finderscope-93781.html. If you are using a third party finder, please contact us to discuss adaptation.
How heavy is the Tak FSQ 106
The base weight of the scope is just under 15 lbs. Adding a tube holder, a dovetail, camera, and needed camera adapters will increase the weight from there.
How do you attach the optical tube to the fork arm?
The optical tube connects via a V-style dovetail on the side of the tube which attaches to a clamp on the fork arm.