Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Observation Kit

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Observation Kit

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Celestron NexStar 8 SE Observation Kit

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Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit - 1.25" Celestron Ultra High Contrast Light Pollution Reduction Filter (1.25") Celestron NexStar 8 SE Observation Kit

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  • 8" NexStar 8 SE Catadioptric Telescope
  • 2032mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Computerized/Motorized Fork Mount
  • Adjustable Stainless-Steel Tripod
  • Power Tank 12-Volt Power Supply
  • 12VDC Outlets with White and Red Lights
  • 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit
  • 5 Plossl Eyepieces with 2x Barlow Lens
  • 7 Planetary and Moon Filters, Carry-Case
  • AC to DC Power Adapter
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  • 1Description

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.

  • Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
    Celestron's NexStar 8 SE 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is a powerful, versatile and user-friendly Schmidt-Cassegrain style telescope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae. Using Celestron's improved proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multi-coated lenses, highly reflective multi-coated mirrors, and 4-element rare-earth glass. While the focal ratio is a slow f/10, the scope's precision tracking system allows it to be a competent astrophotography/astroimaging platform for the Moon and planets.

    Driving the dual servo motors on the mount is the brains of the NexStar 8: the iconic NexStar computer hand controller. Packed with over 40,000 celestial objects, it can hold up to 200 additional user-defined destinations and is updateable via the Celestron website. It has multiple alignment procedures to get you observing fast - including the super-easy SkyAlign system. Capable of being used in the northern or southern hemispheres, the NexStar has sidereal, lunar and solar tracking speeds to accurately follow near and deep-sky objects, plus nine slew speeds.

    Performance
    • Large 8" aperture
    • f/10 focal ratio
    • 2032mm focal length
    • StarBright XLT optical coatings
      • Multi-layer mirror coatings made from layers of aluminum, SiO2 (quartz), TiO2 (titanium dioxide), and Si02 (silicon dioxide)
      • Reflectivity is flat across the light spectrum, for both astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation
      • Multi-layer anti-reflective coatings made from layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide)
      • High-transmission water white glass corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission
    • Resolution:
      • Rayleigh: 0.69 arc sec
      • Dawes: 0.57 arc sec
    • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2.5" (6.4cm)
    NexStar Computer Controller
    • Two-line, 16 character LCD display
    • 19 fiber optic backlit red LED buttons
    • Database of over 40,000 celestial objects plus 200 user-defined
    • Automatically slew to planets, and objects in a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars
    • Tour Mode: Shows a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing
    • Pre-programmed alignment systems including SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System for fast and easy set up
    • SkyAlign alignment
      • Alignment takes minutes, with minimal effort or experience
      • Enter day, time, and location
      • Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope does the rest
      • No need to point it North or to perfectly level the scope
    • Pre-set sidereal, solar, and lunar slew speeds for observing the fast-moving Moon, to slower-moving deep space subjects
    • Manually set slew speed at 1, 2, or 3 degrees per second, or choose speeds as low as 2x or as high as 64x
    • RS-232 communication port allows for computer control
    • Flash updateable via the Celestron website
    Mount and Tripod
    • Mount:
      • Single fork alt-az
      • Dual servo motors allow for precise tracking with virtually no vibration
      • Communication ports:
        • Autoguider port
        • Aux port
    • Tripod:
      • Stainless steel
      • Adjustable from 28-48"
      • Weight: 9 pounds
      • Folded size: 8x28"
      • Accessory tray
      • Requires no tools to set up or break down
    Included Accessories
    • Eyepiece:
      • 25mm focal length yields 81x magnification
      • 1.25" diameter barrel accept most filters
      • Anti-reflection multicoated glass
      • Fold down rubber eyecups for use with or without eyeglasses
    • Diagonal:
      • 90° angle puts head in a comfortable viewing position when scope is pointed at or near the zenith
      • Star diagonal leaves horizontal view uncorrected
    • Starpointer:
      • Un-magnified to make finding objects faster and easier
      • Used primarily for alignment process
      • Projects a single red dot in line of sight
    UPC: 050234110693
  • Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply
    Power your motorized/computer-controlled telescope with Celestron's PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply. This versatile accessory features two 12VDC car/vehicle plugs to power the telescope and peripherals, plus two USB ports to charge small electronics such as phones or GPS sets. To help get you to your observation spot it is equipped with a powerful spot light, and when you're setting up, switch to the smaller flashlight. When it's time for observation, put the red lens cap on the flashlight to light your way without affect your night-adjusted vision. A built-in circuit breaker protects all your equipment and devices from damage.
    Power
    • 7 amp hour capacity
    • Two 12VDC car/vehicle plugs with adapter cord
    • Two 5V USB ports to charge small electronics
    Lights
    • Large white LED spotlight to navigate and set-up with tilt-head
    • Smaller flashlight for tasks
    • Red lens cap for flashlight to preserve night-adjusted vision
    Additional Features
    • Built-in circuit breaker to protect electronics
    • 110-220VAC switchable universal power adapter included
    • Charging/battery-power LED indicators
    UPC: 050234187749
  • Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter
    The Celestron AC to DC Power adapter has a standard 2-prong North American power plug on a ~6' cord on one end, and a 5.5mm circular DC output jack on a ~6 cord on the other side; in between is a transformer box.  The North American plug cord is detachable from the transformer; the cord with the 5.5mm DC plug point is permanently attached to the transformer.  Output of this unit is consistently 12 volts DC.

    This allows AC 120-240V, 50-60 Hz AC current supplies to power any of the Celestron telescopes with the 5.5mm DC input on their drive base, a long list of items which includes the Advanced, Celestar 8, CG9/11/14, CI700, CPC, CGE, NexStar i, NexStar SE, Celestron NexStar i, NexStar SE, Ultima 2000 series and others.

    UPC: 050234187787
  • Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit - 1.25"
    This The Eyepiece and Filter Kit contains 5 superior grade 1.25" Plossl eyepieces that deliver excellent resolution, brilliant color, maximum edge-sharpness, and enhanced clarity. Each eyepiece is fully multicoated to minimize reflections while ensuring total light throughput.

    Included in this comprehensive optical package the astronomer will find a very useful 2.0x Barlow lens that is capable of doubling the power of any 1.25" eyepiece. This Barlow is fully multicoated for superior optical performance.

    Taking the versatility of this lens kit further - Celestron has also included 7 1.25" filters; 6 colored filters along with a neutral-density moon filter. The entire set of lenses and filters fit into the custom-fit aluminum carry case for ease of transport and safe storage.

    Superior Grade Plossl Eyepieces and 2x Barlow Lens
    • Focal lengths: 6, 8, 13, 17, 32 mm
    • Optical design: 4 lens elements, 52°AFOV
    • Fully multicoated for maximum resolution/contrast
    • Barlow Lens: 1.25", 2.0x, compliments the Plossl eyepieces to provide a total of ten power combinations. High-grade glass lens elements are fully multicoated for maximum image quality
    Comprehensive Filter Set
    • Designed for 1.25" eyepieces
    • Neutral density moon filter: for detailed viewing during bright phases
    • Kodak Wratten filters: 12, 21, 25, 56, 58A, 80A - greatly enhance the viewing experience
    Aluminum Carrying Case
    • Sturdy construction
    • Customized die-cut foam interior
    • Designed to carry and store the entire kit easily/safely
    UPC: 050234943031
  • Celestron Ultra High Contrast Light Pollution Reduction Filter (1.25")
    LPR (light pollution reduction) filters are designed to selectively reduce transmission of certain wavelengths of light, specifically those produced by artificial light.  These include mercury vapor, high & low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emissions in our atmosphere.  The UHC LPR filter has improved contrast over the typical broadband filters, giving darker background skies and noticeably improved contrast of emission nebulae.  The advanced coatings enable and impressive 97% total transmission across the entire bandpass, with total blockage of prominent light pollution lines.  It is a perfect filter for viewing nebula from light polluted skies as well as for boosting the contrast of nebula from dark sky sites.
    Multilayer, plasma-assisted and Ionbeam hardened dielectric coatings yield supreme durability
    UPC: 050234941235
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Celestron NexStar 8 SE 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector
    Aperture 8.0" / 20.3 cm
    Focal Length 2032 mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° star
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Motor Dual axis servo
    GO-TO Capability Yes
    Mount Type Single-arm fork
    Alt-az
    Power Source 8 x AA batteries
    Tripod Stainless steel
    Adjustable from 28.0 - 48.0" / 71.1 - 121.9 cm
    Weight: 9.0 lb / 4.1 kg
    Folded size: 8.0 x 28.0" / 20.3 x 71.1 cm
    Length 17.0" / 43.2 cm
    Weight 33.0 lb / 15.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.0 x 24.0 x 13.0"
  • Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply
    Capacity 7 Amp amp hr
    Inputs 1 x 15 VDC charging port
    Outputs 2 x USB ports, 5 V 1.5 A
    2 x 12 VDC car/vehicle plugs
    LED spotlight
    LED flashlight
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 10.4 x 6.2"
  • Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 3.2 x 2.3"
  • Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit - 1.25"
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.8 x 11.7 x 5.2"
  • Celestron Ultra High Contrast Light Pollution Reduction Filter (1.25")
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 3.0 x 0.8"

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