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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope - 11069

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Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerized Telescope

The Celestron NexStar 8SE is the most popular 8" Computerized Telescope on the market, and for good reason. Let a NexStar 8 SE computerized telescope help you find thousands of stars, planets, galaxies and more at the touch of a button! The Celestron NexStar 8SE is a rock solid telescope. With the Celestron NexStar 8SE, Celestron has built a Computerized Telescope that is a snap to align! On average it takes a new telescope user approximately 5 minutes to do a full sky alignment with this telescope. Once aligned the Celestron 8 SE computerized telescope is incredibly easy to operate. Optically the Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope is nearly flawless with Celestron's famous C8 Optical Tube Assembly.

This Celestron telescope yields super crisp images of the night sky and, once aligned, finds objects with dead-on accuracy. The Celestron NexStar 8 SE computerized telescope sits on a sturdy tripod which offers maximum stability when looking at distant objects. The hand controller on the telescope allows you to move the scope at your discretion. The NexStar 8SE computerized telescope hand controller offers a tour of the night sky and easily allows you to locate planets, galaxies or any of the 40,000 celestial objects in its database. Order a NexStar 8SE bundle at High Point Scientific! See how the NexStar 8SE performs in the video below.


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
  • Rigid, adjustable tripod for portability and convenience

NexStar 8 SE Computerized Telescope Specifications:

  • Optical Design: 8" (203 mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Focal Length: 2032 mm (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 Go To
  • Eyepiece: 25 mm E-Lux (81X)
  • Finderscope: Starpointer (Includes 3V CR2032 lithium button battery)
  • Diagonal: 1.25" star diagonal for 90° viewing
  • Tripod: Pre-assembled with steel legs
  • Tripod Dimensions (Collapsed): 28" tall, 9" x 9"
  • Included Software: NexRemote and Starry Night Special Edition
  • Software Features: Camera control
  • Camera Shutter Cable: Yes
  • Power Supply: 8-AA batteries (not included)

Technical Specifications:

  • Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.68 arcsec
  • Dawes Limit: 0.57 arcsec
  • Light Gathering Power: 843X unaided eye
  • Field of View: 0.63°
  • Linear Field of View (at 1000 yards): 33 ft
  • Optical Tube Length: 17"
  • Telescope Weight: 33 lb
  • Tripod Weight: 10 lb

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, and camera control ports
  • Sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking rates
  • Alt-Azimuth, equatorial north, and equatorial south tracking modes
  • GPS upgradable with Celestron's CN-16 GPS accessory
  • Includes several alignment options including SkyAlign, auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, and solar system align