Celestron NexStar 8SE

£1,286.00

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Model:  C8se
Part Number:  11069
Brand:  Celestron

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INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Telescope OTA
  • SE Mount, Tripod & Handset
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • 25mm E-Lux Eyepiece

The 8SE is the largest of the Celestron SE family and is based on their hugely successful 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain with StarBright XLT coatings. 

Offers 78% more light gathering than a 6" model.

For most astronomers, this telescope will provide a lifetimes worth of observing!

The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8 SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron’s classic 8" optics. The NexStar 8 SE features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and a powerful 2,032mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio.

The NexStar 8 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 8 SE isn’t one of them.

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, upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.

GENERAL FEATURES

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

COMPUTERISED FEATURES

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

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Product Specifications

OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE: 203.2 mm (8 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 2032 mm (80 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 10
FINDERSCOPE: StarPointer
MOUNT: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY: Quick Release Tube Clamp
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminum
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 81.28 x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25"
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1
TRIPOD: Steel (sku 93593)
POWER SUPPLY: 8-AA batteries (not included)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 480 x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 29 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 14
RESOLUTION: 0.68 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.57 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 843 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 0.63 °
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 33 ft (10.06 m)
OPTICAL COATINGS: Starbright XLT Coating
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 2.5 in (63.5 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 10 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 31.3 %
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 17 in (431.8 mm)
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 24 lb (10.89 kg)
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT: 9 lb (4.08 kg)
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds

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