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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope

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    Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.

    Big Mirror, Small Price
    With a full 8 inches of aperture, the 8SE reveals details in even the faintest celestial objects. With this much light-gathering ability, you’ll clearly observe Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Beyond the solar system, your 8SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. And don’t forget the Moon—you’ll see craters and geographic features like never before.

    Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
    With the single fork arm mount the NexStar 8SE is perfectly portable and setup is quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favourite targets with pushbutton ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

    Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just centre three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach the StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself.

    Advanced Features Let The NexStar SE Grow With You
    The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control your telescope using your iPhone or iPad with the SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync.

    If you’re interested in astro imaging, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of Celestron's Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

      Key Features

    • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster
    • Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you
    • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
    • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly
    • "Starry Night Special edition" -The included Celestron Starry Night Software provides resources and knowledge to help you observe our solar system and thousands of other celestial objects. The software will allow you find out information about the best celestial objects to view based on your time and location. You can also use the software to control your telescope by computer.


    • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
    • Aperture: 203.2 mm (8 in)
    • Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)
    • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81 x
    • Finderscope: StarPointer
    • Power Requirements: 8 x AA batteries (not included)
    • Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x
    • Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
    • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843 x
    • Apparent Field of View: 0.63 °
    • Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT
    • Optical Tube Length: 17 in (432 mm)
    • Total Telescope Kit Weight: 24 lbs (11 kg)