Celestron NexStar 8SE Catadioptric Telescope


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Includes the following:

Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8"/203mm Catadioptric Telescope, optical tube assembly, E-Lux 25.0mm 1.25" eyepiece, star pointer finderscope, visual back (1.25"), star diagonal - 1.25", computerized altazimuth mount with handset, tripod with accessory tray, The Sky CD ROM software for Windows, NexRemote control software CD and RS232 cable


  • 2032mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Motorized Altazimuth Mount
  • "GO-TO" Capacity


Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture (mm): 203.2 mm (8 in)

Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)

Focal Ratio: 10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98 in)

Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81 x

Finderscope: StarPointer

Star Diagonal: 1.25""

Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

Tripod: Steel (sku 93593)

Power Requirements: 8-AA batteries (not included)

Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x

Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14

Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843 x

Apparent Field of View: 0.63 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 33 ft (10 m)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.5 in (64 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77 %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31 %

Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT

Optical Tube Length: 17 in (432 mm)

Tripod Weight: 9 lbs (4.08 kg)

Total Telescope Kit Weight: 24 lbs (11 kg)

Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x

Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South

Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align

Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port

Computer Hand ontrol: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons

Database: 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

Featuring Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the Celestron NexStar 8 SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing celestial subjects. With a weight of just 33 lb (15 kg) including the tripod, the portable 8 SE features a precision optical system with 2032mm focal length at ƒ10, and provides 78% more light gathering than a 6" model.

StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
SkyAlign allows alignment on any three bright celestial objects, making for a rapid, efficient alignment process. It then functions as a 'go-to' system accepting commands through the handset and pointing the optical assembly toward any one of nearly 40,000 objects stored in its database. Using the (optional) CN-16 GPS accessory connection and an external GPS (not included), alignment is entirelyautomatic.
NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of the telescope with a PC
StarPointer finderscope helps with alignment and locating objects
Flash-upgradeable hand control software and motor control units by way of downloadable updates
Robust, computerized altazimuth mount
Star Diagonal internal flip mirror for straight or 90-degree viewing angle. May also be used to rapidly switch from the eyepiece to a camera without disturbing telescope alignment
Exceptionally sturdy steel tripod for long service and rapier-sharp astrophotography
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