Celestron Nexstar 8SE Telescope

The Celestron Nexstar 8SE Telescope is the largest of the NexStar SE series with 78% more light gathering ability than a 6" model.

The NexStar 8 SE allows you to see deep into the Universe. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron’s classic 8" optics, featuring Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with premium StarBright XLT coatings and a powerful 2,032mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio.

Advanced Technology

It has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including the revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments.

The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 8 SE isn’t one of them.

In the long tradition of Celestron's renowned orange optical tubes, the revolutionary NexStar SE family brings together the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features, together with a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT coatings, revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and so much more.

Celestron Nexstar 8SE Telescope

Regardless of whether you are an experienced astronomer seeking a portable scope with advanced features, or simply coming to grips with your new astronomy adventure and looking for a simple, uncomplicated way to take pleasure in and experience all the night sky has to offer, a Celestron Nexstar 8SE Telescope will enable you to take a closer look.

General Features

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable v
iewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

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