Celestron NexStar 8SE Ultimate Telescope Kit

  • 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability.
  • f/10 focal ratio for high magnification.
  • Computerized system will track objects for you.
  • Unique design, simple disassembly for easy transport.
  • Includes Lithium LT PowerTank, eyepieces, barlow (magnification lens), ND filter, controller, smartphone adapter, 2-year warranty & more!
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  • Regular price $1,349.77

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Ultimate Telescope Kit


The Celestron NexStar 8SE Ultimate Telescope Kit offers the most expansive array of accessories to accompany your telescope system whether you want to observe celestial bodies or get started in astrophotography. This is the most popular system available, especially for beginners. Use it for both deep space and planetary astrophotography at the touch of a button. Its aperture (the internal part of the telescope that captures light) is powerful enough to provide spectacular views of the Moon, planets, deep-sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and the Hercules Globular Cluster.


  • Lithium LT PowerTank to keep your telescope kit running all night.
  • A fully-automated GoTo mount, with a database of 40,000 plus celestial objects, will automatically locate and track objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. For beginners, easily set up your telescope on any three bright objects in the sky.
  • Its unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod can be disassembled and reassembled into separate components for easy transport.
  • Includes the Celestron NexYZ Smartphone Adapter to get started with astrophotography right away.

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Included Technology

All-Star Polar Alignment

Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.


This telescope control software replaces the hand control and allows the user to remotely control their Celestron computerized telescope from their personal PC or laptop.


SkyAlign alignment technology makes setting up a computerized telescope simple, fast, and accurate. Just point the telescope at any three bright objects — stars, bright planets, or even the Moon — and your telescope can orient itself with the night sky.

Compatible Technology


The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.

Starsense Technology

Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!


WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.


Aperture203 mm (8")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
Database40000+ Objects
Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
Drive TypeDC Servo motors
Encoder Resolution.26 arc sec
Encoder TypeOnboard DC Motors
Focal Length2032 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Free ShippingYes
Highest Magnification406x
Light Gathering Power841x
Limiting Magnitude15.3
Optical DesignSCT
PortsCamera Control
PortsHand Control
Secondary Obstruction35mm
Slew Speed5 Degrees Per Second
Tracking RatesAlt_Az
Tracking RatesEQ North
Tracking RatesEQ South
Tracking RatesLunar
Tracking RatesSidereal
Tripod Weight10 lbs
Tube Diameter226mm
Tube Length432mm
Tube Weight12.5 lbs
Warranty2 Year Warranty


  • 8-inch NexStar SE Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA.
  • Lithium LT PowerTank.
  • 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, 25 mm Eyepiece.
  • TPO 15 mm Eyepiece.
  • TPO 40 mm Eyepiece.
  • TPO 2x Barlow.
  • TPO ND Filter.
  • Celestron NexYZ Universal Smartphone Adapter.
  • StarPointer Optical Finderscope (Red Dot).
  • Mini-USB Port.
  • Insert Card w/ Starry Night Software.
  • 2 Year Warranty.