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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!

  • 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 the High Point 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Kit, which includes five eyepieces, a Barlow lens, a set of colored filters for the planets, and an aluminum carry case.

  • A Celestron 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.

  • If you're like most amateur astronomers, you have some light pollution in your neighborhood. That's why High Point has included a 1.25" Light Pollution Filter in this Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope bundle. Thread it onto any 1.25" eyepiece or your Barlow lens and you'll instantly see a difference.

  • Finally, we've included a Celestron 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

  • RS-232 and auxiliary ports.

  • 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 High Point 1.25" Eyepiece Kit

Five 1.25" Plossl Eyepieces: Representing a wide range of magnifications for your telescope, you will receive a 4 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 15 mm, and 32 mm focal length Plossl eyepiece. Our Plossl eyepieces have four optical elements and are fully multi-coated for good contrast views. Each of the lens elements has blackened edges to keep internal reflections to a minimum. A rubber eyecup tops each eyepiece to make viewing more comfortable, block out stray light, and keep your eye from touching the cold metal during observations. Plossl eyepieces have a field of view of around 50º and work best for observations without eyeglasses. The 1.25" chrome barrel is threaded to accepts 1.25" filters and fit easily into the included High Point 2X Barlow to double their magnification. This means you can get 10 different magnifications out of 5 eyepieces when you add the Barlow to the mix!

High Point 2X Barlow Lens The 1.25" 2x Barlow in the High Point Ultimate Plossl Eyepiece Kit works in conjunction with any 1.25" eyepiece (including the five Plossls included in this set) to double their magnification. Just slide the barrel of any 1.25" eyepiece into the opening of the Barlow, and enjoy twice the power of the eyepiece alone. High-grade glass optics with fully multicoated lenses are used so there is no degradation of the image.

Five High Point 1.25" Colored Filters: Enhance your enjoyment of our Solar System with a #12 yellow, #56 yellow/green, #21 orange, #25 red, #80A medium blue, or #58a dark green planetary filter. These 1.25" filters thread onto the bottom of most any 1.25" eyepiece barrel. Depending on the color of the filter and the planet being observed, you can bring out details that are not as easily seen without a filter. Observe the ice caps or maria on Mars, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, and more by adding a filter.

Aluminum Carrying Case: This sturdy and well-built case fits all of the above items in the die-cut foam interior and has room for additional accessories. Take your High Point Ultimate Plossl Eyepiece Kit with you for a huge choice of magnifications and filters wherever you go.

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

UHC/LP 1.25” Filter

The Ultra High Contrast (UHC) Light Pollution Reduction (LPR) filter reveals nebulae, galaxies, and other fainter deep sky objects with your NexStar 8SE telescope. The specialized filter easily threads onto any 1.25” eyepiece or Barlow, blocking many of the most debilitating variations of light pollution. This reveals a darker background sky with higher contrast images, allowing beautiful deep-sky objects to show up better than they would without a filter installed.

Celestron Lens Pen Optics Cleaning Tool

A lens pen is the perfect tool to keep your optics clean and free of dirt, smudges, and fingerprints. Not only is this great for the front lens of your telescope, but it can also be used on your eyepieces and filters. The Celestron LensPen comes with a handy retractable dust removal brush and a special non-liquid cleaning element, designed to never dry out. Safe and very easy to use.