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Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - 11069 - NEAF Demo

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SKU: CNP-CEL-11069
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Timing is everything! As you know, NEAF was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, however, we are happy to say that the High Point NEAF Demo Sale is ON! You see, some of the NEAF booth contents from Celestron, Meade, Explore Scientific & Apertura had already been shipped to us by the time NEAF was cancelled, and our warehouse team opened the boxes to make sure everything was ready for set up at the show. That means we have a bunch of Open Box items available at NEAF Demo prices, but this year they haven’t even been set up! Open Box means you get the full manufacturer’s warranty, just like always.

Please note that NEAF Demo Sale items are available in limited quantities and when they’re gone, that’s all she wrote, so make your decision and snag this awesome Open Box item before someone else does!

Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope 11069

Celestron is pleased to introduce their NEW NexStar SE Telescope Series! In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the NEW NexStar SE Family 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, our revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more! Let a NexStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets, galaxies and more at the touch of a button!

NexStar SE 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
  • "THE SKY" Planetarium software - with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images
  • Rigid adjustable tripod for portability and convenience

NexStar 8SE 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
  • Diagonal: 1.25" star diagonal
  • Tripod: Pre-assembled steel
  • Included Software: NexRemote and The Sky Level 1
  • 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: 24 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 alingment options including SkyAlign, auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, and solar system align.