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Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Bundle - 11069-BUN1

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Bundle

with Loads of Popular Telescope Accessories!

Should any of your bundle items be unavailable to ship with your telescope, we will notify you via email with the option to ship them separately as soon as they become available at no additional cost to you.

  • The Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope bundle is designed for budding astronomers looking to take their hobby to the next level. The large 8" aperture reveals the marvels of the sky in incredible detail. We have even carefully selected each accessory to provide you with a quality astronomy experience right out of the box! Order the Celestron NexStar 8SE ultimate telescope package today and get the maximum use out of your new telescope.
  • The Celestron NexStar 8SE computerized telescope is one of the most revered telescopes in amateur astronomy. With it's 8" of aperture, it will show you the universe in stunning detail! See thousands of objects, including galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, comets, planets, asteroids, double stars, and more! The GoTo technology and a fully computerized mount quickly and accurately point your scope at celestial objects with ease.
  • This Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope bundle includes a 13-Piece 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit. The kit includes five eyepieces, a Barlow lens, a set of colored filters for the planets, and an aluminum carry case.
  • A 12V, 7-amp Power Tank comes in the Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope bundle, to power your telescope when you are out in the field and don't want to burn through AA batteries. This DC Battery is nice to have around when the lights go out, too. Check out all the features further down the page.
  • We've also included an AC Adapter in the NexStar 8SE telescope bundle. This helpful accessory lets you power your telescope from a regular AC outlet.
  • Finally, we've included a Lens Pen Optical Cleaning Tool in this Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope bundle. This handy cleaning wand has a soft brush on one end and a special cleaning tip on the other to help remove fingerprints and other sticky residue.

Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Key Features

  • Computerized hand control with a nearly 40,000 object database and motorized altazimuth mount
  • Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
  • StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the internet
  • 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
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software
  • Rigid adjustable tripod for portability and convenience

Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Specifications

  • Optical Design: 8" (203mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Focal Length: 2032mm f/10
  • Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum, metallic orange
  • Mount: Single fork arm, alt-azimuth
  • Dovetail: Quick release tube clamp
  • Hand Controller: Computerized GoTo
  • Eyepiece: 25mm E-Lux (81x)
  • Finderscope: Starpointer (Includes 3V CR2032 lithium button battery)
  • Diagonal: 1.25" star diagonal
  • Tripod: Pre-assembled steel
  • Tripod Dimensions (Collapsed): 28" tall, 9" x 9"
  • Included Software: NexRemote and Starry Night Special Edition
  • Camera Shutter Cable: No
  • Power Supply: 8-AA batteries (not included)

Technical Specifications

  • Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
  • Resolution: .68 arc seconds
  • Dawes Limit: .57 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power: 843x unaided eye
  • Field of View: .63 degree
  • Linear Field of View (feet at 1000 yards): 33 ft.
  • Optical Tube Length: 17"
  • Telescope Weight: 33 lbs
  • Tripod Weight: 9 lbs

Computer Control Specifications

  • Computerized hand controller has a double line liquid crystal display with 19 LED backlit buttons.
  • Database includes 40,000 objects with enhanced information on over 200 objects.
  • Ability to add up to 400 user defined objects.
  • 9 slew speeds
  • Auxiliary port.
  • Sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking rates.
  • Alt-Azimuth, equatorial north, and equatorial south tracking modes.
  • GPS upgradable with Celestrons CN-16 GPS accessory.
  • Includes several alignment options including SkyAlign, auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, and solar system align.

About the 1.25" Filter and Eyepiece Kit*

This Celestron NexStar 5SE telescope bundle includes five extra eyepieces, a 2X Barlow lens, a set of six colored filters, and an aluminum carry case to carry them all in!

This eyepiece and filter kit is an amazing deal and will allow you to match your telescope’s magnification to different types of celestial objects, such as the Moon, the planets, brighter compact deep-sky objects such as star clusters and larger, more diffuse objects like galaxies and nebulae. Use any of your eyepieces alone, or pair them with the included 2X Barlow to double the magnification! Not counting any eyepieces you receive as standard equipment with your telescope, that means you will have ten (10) magnifications to choose from!

You will also receive six filters to use while viewing the planets. It takes some experimentation, but different colored filters will make details on a planet’s surface or cloud structure more prominent. These glass filters have threaded aluminum cells that screw onto the bottom of any of the eyepieces in this kit, as well as other 1.25” eyepieces you purchase later. Before long, you will know exactly which filter to use to more easily see, for instance, the polar ice caps on Mars or storms in the cloud structure of Jupiter.

All of the eyepieces and filters in this kit come stored in an aluminum case. Inside you will find protective foam that cushions your astronomy accessories. The case may be silver or black, it all depends on our availability at the time, but either way, you will find that there is some extra room for more telescope eyepieces, filters, or other small accessories.

2A AC Adapter

The AC adapter converts the NexStar 8SE to a typical AC wall outlet allowing you to run +12 volts DC at 2 amperes to your telescope. This great to use when your are near home or would like to preserve your batteries.

Celestron 12-Volt, 7 Amp Portable Power Tank

Take the NexStar 8SE anywhere with the Celestron Power Tank. The Power Tank sits under the tripod legs and uses a DC cable to provide power to your telescope. This portable DC power supply is packed with useful features, including an emergency light and booster terminals to start weak car batteries.

Celestron 12-Volt, 7 Amp Portable Power Tank Highlights

  • 7-amp hour battery
  • Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports
  • 3V, 6V and 9V outputs for accessories
  • Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
  • Energy efficient LED spotlight
  • Booster terminal on rear side
  • Built-in Circuit Breaker for safety
  • Cigarette lighter adapter included
  • AC adapter included

Apertura Lens Pen Optics Cleaning Tool

The Apertura Lens Pen has a retractable brush to gently remove dust and any other loose particles. If there is still some smudges, use the other end of the Apertura Lens Pen to gently remove them. The special non-liquid cleaning element is designed to be gentle yet effective and will never dry out.

Whenever the Apertura Lens Pen is not in use, make sure to retract the cleaning brush and use the cap. This Lens Pen is so portable; you can keep It in your camera bag or astronomy accessory case so it will always be available when you need it. Remember, only clean your optics when you have to! A few specks of dust is normal and won't usually interfere with your observations. If you do need to clean, always choose the tool with the least impact on the surface of the glass first. Taking care to only clean your optics when absolutely necessary will help keep the coatings intact and scratch-free.