Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8"/203mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

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Product Highlights

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

You Pay: $1,199.00

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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 entirely automatic.
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
UPC: 050234110693
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector
Optical Lens Diameter 7.99" (203mm)
Focal Length 80" (2032mm)
Focal Ratio ƒ10.0
Maximum Useful Magnification 480x
Resolving Power 0.57
Optical Tube Dimensions 17" (432mm) in Length
Mount Type Computerized Altazimuth
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Finderscope StarPointer
Tripod Steel, with accessory tray
Motor Yes
GO-TO Capability Yes
PC Compatible Yes- RS232 port on hand control
Power Source 8-AA batteries (not included)
Weight 33 lb (15 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 50.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.0 x 24.0 x 13.0"
Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8"/203mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • Optical Tube Assembly
  • E-Lux 25.0mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • Visual Back (1.25")
  • 90° Star Diagonal (1.25")
  • Computerized Altazimuth Mount with Handset
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • NexRemote Control Software CD
  • RS-232 to Serial Port Cable - for GPS 16 Accessory
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Batteries & Power Supply

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    Required item: Don't get caught in middle of a star party without power. Mount powered by 8 AA batteries.

    Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
    • You Pay: $2.79
    Watson - 8-Bay Rapid Charger Kit with AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh, 8-Pack)
    • You Pay: $59.50

    Accessory Kits

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    Save by purchasing eyepieces and filters in an accessory kit.

    Celestron - Eyepiece and Filter Kit - 1.25"
    • You Pay: $128.00


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    Filters are a great enhancement for lunar and planet viewing.

    Celestron - Moon Filter (1.25") - For Viewing the Moon When Bright
    • You Pay: $11.59

    Cleaning and Anti Fog

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    Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

    Celestron - LensPen Tool
    • You Pay: $7.89


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    Take stunning portraits of constellations, nebulas, star clusters, and our home galaxy.

    Celestron - Universal Digiscoping Adapter
    • You Pay: $36.95

    Lens Shades & Dew Shields

    Block extraneous light and protect your Tube from dust.

    Celestron - Lens Shade/Dew Cap
    • You Pay: $23.89
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