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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

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- Very Powerful 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings
- Quick and easy no tool setup
- Smooth and fully automated computerized mounts makes sky viewing easy
- Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope
- Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform
- Convenient accessory tray included
- Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
- Star diagonal for more comfortable viewing position
- Classic orange tube styling with latest state of the art technology

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

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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, flash 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.

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

NexStar 8 SE General Features
- Very Powerful 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings
- Quick and easy no tool setup
- Smooth and fully automated computerized mounts makes sky viewing easy
- Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope
- Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform
- Convenient accessory tray included
- Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
- Star diagonal for more comfortable viewing position
- Classic orange tube styling with latest state of the art technology

NexStar 8 SE Computerized Mount 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 star; solar systems; 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
- NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
- GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)




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, flash 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.

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

NexStar 8 SE General Features
- Very Powerful 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
- Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings
- Quick and easy no tool setup
- Smooth and fully automated computerized mounts makes sky viewing easy
- Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope
- Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform
- Convenient accessory tray included
- Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
- Star diagonal for more comfortable viewing position
- Classic orange tube styling with latest state of the art technology

NexStar 8 SE Computerized Mount 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 star; solar systems; 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
- NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
- GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)
Specifications
Specifications
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio
10
Finderscope StarPointer
Dovetail Compatibility Quick Release Tube Clamp
Mount Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Optical Tube Aluminium
Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 81 x
Star Diagonal 1.25"
CD ROM NexRemote V1.6.14 and "The Sky®" Level 1
Tripod Steel leg
Power Supply 8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Limiting Stella Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arcsec
Light Gathering Power 843 x
Angular Field of View 0.63 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 33 ft (10.06 m)
Optical Coatins StarBright XLT
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (63.5 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.8 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31.3 %
Optical Tube Length 17 in (431.8 mm)
Tripod and Mount Weight 9 lb (4.08 kg)
Telescope Weight 24 lb (10.89 kg)
Motor Drive Integrated D.C. Electronics
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align
Database 40,000+ objects
Software Precision 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Communication Ports RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Manufacturer Celestron
Recommended Usage Astrophotography, Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For Professionals
Focal Ratio N/A
Mount Type N/A
Tripod N/A
Upgradable to Go-To N/A
Warranty
Celestron Limited Warranty

Celestron warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified by this product to the original owner. Each product will list the warranty for it on our website.

Celestron will repair or replace the product which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.

This warranty is effective January 1, 2012, and supersedes all other warranties as noted in brochures, instruction manuals, product packaging, etc.

This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.

Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any binocular or spotting scope covered by this warranty within thirty calendar days of receipt. If it takes longer, the customer will be notified.

If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your product, please contact our Customer Service.

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