B&H has put together the Celestron NexStar 8 SE Observation Kit to give you everything you'll need to get out and sky watch. It includes a 8" NexStar 8 SE catadioptric telescope with a stainless steel adjustable-height tripod, a Power Tank power pack, an AC to DC power adapter, a 5-piece eyepiece set, 6 planetary filters, a Moon filter, a 2x Barlow lens, and a foam-lined hard carrying case for the eyepieces and filters. No matter where you are, or what you want to observe, this kit has you covered.
The NexStar 8 SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing near and deep sky objects. With a weight of just 33 lb including the tripod, the portable 8 SE features a precision optical system with a 2,032mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio, and proprietary StarBright XLT multicoatings. Its motorized single-fork mount is controlled via the NexStar hand controller. With alignment aids, guided tours, and a database of over 40,000 objects, this Go-To enabled mount takes the guess-work out of astronomy and gets you viewing faster with quick set-up times and accurate tracking.
The Power Tank is a 12VDC power pack for getting you where you need to go and to run and charge your telescope and accessories when you're off the grid. It features two 12VDC accessory plugs and two USB ports for your electronics, and to get you safely to your observation site, it has an 800,000 candlepower spotlight. A low-power red light helps you set up without affecting your night-adjusted vision. If you're viewing closer to civilization and have access to an outlet, use the AC to DC adapter.
For your observation needs, there are five eyepieces that will produce 63.5x, 119.5x, 156x, 254x, and 369x magnifications. A 2x Barlow lens effectively doubles the magnification of each eyepiece for even more viewing versatility. Six planetary filters provide a wide array of light filtering ability for specific color wavelengths, while the neutral density Moon filter makes lunar viewing more comfortable with improved color and contrast. To store and carry your eyepieces and filters, a foam-lined hard carrying case is also included.