Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Observation Kit

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Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Observation Kit
Key Features
  • 8" NexStar 8 SE SCT Telescope
  • 2032mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Computerized/Motorized Fork Mount
  • SkyPortal Wi-Fi Module
B&H has put together the Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Observation Kit to give you everything you'll need to get out and sky watch. It includes an 8" NexStar 8SE catadioptric telescope with a stainless steel adjustable-height tripod, the SkyPortal Wi-Fi module that directly connects to your smartphone running the free SkyPortal app, a Power Tank power pack, an AC-to-DC power adapter, a moon filter and a light pollution filter to enhance your views. No matter where you are, or what you want to observe, this kit has you covered.
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Celestron NexStar 8SE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • 3Celestron PowerTank 7 Ah 12 VDC Power Supply
  • 4Celestron 2A AC Adapter for Select Celestron Computerized Telescopes
  • 5Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing
  • 6Celestron UHC (Ultra High Contrast) LPR Filter (1.25") - Reduces Transmission of Wavelengths of Artificially-Produced Light
  • 7Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module

B&H has put together the Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Observation Kit to give you everything you'll need to get out and sky watch. It includes an 8" NexStar 8SE catadioptric telescope with a stainless steel adjustable-height tripod, the SkyPortal Wi-Fi module that directly connects to your smartphone running the free SkyPortal app, a Power Tank power pack, an AC-to-DC power adapter, a moon filter and a light pollution filter to enhance your views. No matter where you are, or what you want to observe, this kit has you covered.

Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Representing the largest aperture in the series and drawing in more light to see deeper into space than smaller versions, Celestron's NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is a powerful yet portable scope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to deep-sky objects like stars, galaxies, and nebulae, while maintaining the user-friendly interface of the SE series. Using Celestron's 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 crown optical glass elements. While the focal ratio is a relatively slow f/10, the mount's precision tracking system allows it to be a competent shorter-exposure astrophotography imaging platform for the Moon and planets.

Driving the dual servo motors on the mount is the brain of the NexStar 8SE: The iconic NexStar+ computer hand controller. Packed with 40,000+ celestial objects, it can hold up to 100 additional user-defined destinations and is updatable 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 and the ability to automatically trigger a camera's shutter release for Fastar or piggyback wide-field photography or conventional prime-focus astrophotography.

Performance
  • 8" (203.2mm) aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 2032mm focal length
  • Crown optical glass primary mirror
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings: Multi-layer aluminum/SiO2 (quartz)/TiO2 (titanium dioxide) mirror coatings with flat reflectivity across the light spectrum for both astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation
  • Multi-layer MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide) anti-reflective lens coatings
  • High-transmission water white glass corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission
  • Internal focusing mechanism
  • Resolution: 0.69 arcsec (Rayleigh); 0.57 arcsec (Dawes)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 2.5"; 31% by diameter; 9.77% by area
  • Fastar capability: Secondary mirror can be removed and a DSLR or imaging rig mounted in its place for fast wide-field astrophotography
NexStar+ Computer Controller
  • 2-line, 16-character LCD display
  • 19 fiber optic backlit red LED buttons
  • Database of over 40,000 celestial objects plus 100 user defined
  • Automatically slew to planets, stars, constellations, and a variety of catalogs
  • Camera control: For piggyback wide-field or conventional astrophotography through the optical tube assembly, the controller can automatically trigger the shutter release to capture the image
  • Anti-backlash compensation programs out play between gears for more precise tracking
  • Tour Mode: Shows a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing
  • Constellation Tour: Allows you to take a tour of all the best objects within a particular constellation
  • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System
  • SkyAlign alignment: Takes minutes, with minimal effort or experiencepoint the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope does the rest
  • Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x
  • Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar tracking rates for observing the fast-moving Moon, to slower-moving deep-space subjects
  • Tracking modes: Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South, Off (no tracking when using as a terrestrial spotting scope)
  • RS-232 communication port allows for computer control
  • Flash updatable via the Celestron website
Database Details:
  • Solar system objects including the Sun, Moon, and planets
  • Named objects
  • Stars: Asterims, variable stars, double stars, named stars
  • Caldwell catalog
  • Messier catalog
  • NGC catalog
  • SAO catalog
  • Constellations
Mount & Tripod
Mount:
  • Single-fork alt-az
  • Dual-axis servo motors allow for precise tracking with virtually no vibration
  • Motor resolution: 0.26 arcsec
  • Optical encoders track mount movement to improve tracking and GoTo accuracy while allowing the mount to maintain alignment when moved manually
  • Communication ports: Autoguider port, Aux port, hand controller
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries or optional 12 VDC power supply
Tripod:
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable height accommodates a variety of observation positions or users
  • Tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters and adds stability and vibration reduction
  • Weight: 10 pounds
Included Accessories
Eyepiece:
  • 1.25"-diameter barrel
  • 25mm focal length produces 81x magnification
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated glass improves color rendition and contrast
  • Threaded barrel accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • Fold-down rubber eyecup for use with or without eyeglasses
  • 33' field of view at 1000 yards
Diagonal:
  • 1.25" input and output accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepieces and accessories
  • 90° angle puts head in a comfortable position when observing at or near the zenith
  • Corrects view horizontally, but not vertically
StarPointer Finder:
  • Projects a single red dot in line of sight
  • Unmagnified view ensures a wide field of view to make finding objects faster and star-hopping navigation easier

 

UPC: 050234110693
Celestron PowerTank 7 Ah 12 VDC Power Supply

Power your motorized/computer-controlled telescope with Celestron's PowerTank 7 Ah 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 spotlight, 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 effecting your night-adjusted vision. A built-in circuit breaker protects all your equipment and devices from damage.

Power
  • 7 Ah capacity
  • Two 12 VDC 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
  • 110-220 VAC switchable universal power adapter included
  • Charging/battery-power LED indicators
UPC: 050234187749
Celestron 2A AC Adapter for Select Celestron Computerized Telescopes

Suitable for indoor or outdoor AC outlets, this 2A AC Adapter from Celestron is 120-240V, 50/60Hz power supply for select Celestron computerized telescopes. It delivers 12V/2A of power to most Celestron telescopes that have a 5.5mm DC input. These include 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 Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing

Celestron's Moon Filters are economical eyepiece filters for reducing the brightness of the moon and improving contrast, so greater detail can be observed on the lunar surface.
The clear aperture is 21mm for the 1.25" filter. Transmission is about 18%.

UPC: 050234941198
Celestron UHC (Ultra High Contrast) LPR Filter (1.25") - Reduces Transmission of Wavelengths of Artificially-Produced Light

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
Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module

Transform your smartphone or tablet into a wireless controller for your computerized telescope with Celestron's SkyPortal WiFi Module. It plugs into the Hand Control or AUX port and begins to generate it's own WiFi signal to directly connect to your mobile device without the need for a router. Since it uses the telescope's power there are no batteries, plugs, or cables required.

The SkyPortal module works in conjunction with the free SkyPortal mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The app features a database of over 100,000 objects with astroimages and audio descriptions of hundreds of them including the history, mythology, and key features of them. It can assist with the telescope alignment and if you hold the screen up to sky, it will identify the objects based on your location, date, and time. If you don't know what you want to look at, the SkyPortal app will take you on a guided tour.

Use and Handling
  • Plugs into the telescope's Hand Control or AUX port
  • Emits its own WiFi signal to directly connect to smartphones and tablets
  • Lets you use your device as a wireless hand controller
  • Powered by telescope: no batteries, cables, or plugs required
SkyPortal Planetarium App
  • Free mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Tap any celestial object you see in the sky to identify it, tap again to slews to that object
  • Directly interfaces with SkyQ Link II WiFi module
  • Assists in alignment procedures, except with SkyProdigy models
  • Over 100,000 celestial objects from the Moon and planets to galaxies and nebulae
  • Provides guided tours of available objects based on location, date, and time
  • Works as a stand-alone planetarium app
  • Astroimages and audio descriptions for the most popular objects
  • Explains the history, mythology, and key features of the most popular celestial objects
  • Hold your screen up to the sky to identify objects in Compass Mode
Compatibility
  • Astro Fi
  • NexStar SE Series
  • NexStar SLT
  • NexStar Evolution
  • CPC, CPC DX
  • NexStar GT, with required #93919 splitter - sold separately
  • CGE, CGE Pro
  • Advanced VX
  • CG-5, with required #93923 splitter - sold separately
  • CGEM, CGEM DX
  • LCM, with required #93919 splitter - sold separately
  • CGX
  • CGX-L
  • CGEM II
UPC: 050234939737

Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Specs

Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture
203.2mm
Focal Length
2032mm
Focal Ratio
f/10.0
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
1.25"
Diagonal
90° star
1.25" snout and eyepiece holder
Finderscope
StarPointer
Motor
Dual axis servo with optical encoders
GO-TO Capability
NexStar computer hand controller
Mount Type
Motorized alt-az single-arm fork
Power Source
8 x AA batteries
Tripod
Stainless steel
Adjustable height
Weight: 10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
Optical Tube Length
17.0" / 43.2 cm
Weight
33.0 lb / 15.0 kg, full assembled
Packaging Info
Package Weight
47.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
42 x 24 x 13"

Celestron PowerTank 7 Ah 12 VDC Power Supply Specs

General
Compatibility
Not Specified by Manufacturer
USB I/O
2 x USB-A Female Output
Power
Power Source
AC Input (Included), Vehicle Adapter (Included)
Physical
Cable Length
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions
12 x 9.5 x 5.5" / 30.5 x 24.1 x 14 cm
Weight
8.5 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.2 x 10.4 x 6.2"

Celestron 2A AC Adapter for Select Celestron Computerized Telescopes Specs

Power
Power Source
Plug-In Power
AC Input Power
120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Dimensions
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.7 x 2.95 x 2.15"

Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.9 x 1.5 x 1.4"

Celestron UHC (Ultra High Contrast) LPR Filter (1.25") - Reduces Transmission of Wavelengths of Artificially-Produced Light Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.15 x 2.85 x 0.85"

Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.65 x 2.5 x 2.3"

Celestron NexStar 8SE Reviews

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What is the fov on the standard 25mm eyepiece for ...

What is the fov on the standard 25mm eyepiece for the SE8? What would be the next low magnification to get after this one with a wider fov for deep space viewing?
Asked by: Debbie
The AFOV of the 1.25" 25mm eyepiece that comes with the NexStar 8SE is 52 degrees. The next lowest magnification 1.25" eyepiece is the Omni 32mm Plossl eyepiece with a 44 degrees AFOV. https://www.celestron.com/products/omni-32-mm-eyepiece-125in
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-01-20

Is it came with one box ?

Is it came with one box ?
Asked by: Mohamad
Included In the Box would be the following. Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Celestron StarPointer Finderscope 25mm Eyepiece 90° Star Diagonal Tripod with Accessory Tray Limited 2-Year Warranty Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply 110V/220V Switchable Universal AC Adapter Cigarette Lighter Adapter Red Filter Cap Limited 2-Year Warranty Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter Celestron Moon Filter (1.25") - Reduces Excessive Light Reflected From the Moon for Better Viewing Limited 1-Year Warranty Celestron UHC (Ultra High Contrast) LPR Filter (1.25") - Reduces Transmission of Wavelengths of Artificially-Produced Light Limited 1-Year Warranty Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module Limited 2-Year Warranty
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-03-22

Which are the brand, series and references of the ...

Which are the brand, series and references of the 2x Barlow Lens and the eyepieces contianed in the Observation Accesory kit for the Nexstar 8SE and the Nexstar 6SE?
Asked by: Andrés Felipe
The eyepieces are Celestron branded Plossl designs. The Barlow and the filters have no series designation.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-07-07

Is this OTA compatible with this equatorial ...

Is this OTA compatible with this equatorial mount? I want to buy the SE8 and upgrade it with this mount to improve stability https://www.bhphotovideo.com/spanish/c/product/917599-REG/celestron_91519_advanced_vx_computerized_mount.html
Asked by: Juan
Yes, the NexStar 8SE optical tube features a narrow dovetail bar which can be mounted on an Advanced VX mount.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-08-17

What is the year of manufacture of the 8SE, ...

What is the year of manufacture of the 8SE, before or post 2016?
Asked by: Lundy
According to the Product Manager, the NexStar 8SE was first manufactured in 2006.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-11-19

What is the maximum supported weight? I have a ...

What is the maximum supported weight? I have a Nikon D850 @ 2lb 3.5oz.
Asked by: Kenneth
If you are mounting the D850 to the rear of the scope, you should have no problems with the Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-10-06

question

Hi. I'm wondering what shipping options you have to New Zealand? A couple of weeks ago when I looked, you had a few options but there does not appear to be any now. I live at 18 Carruthers Street, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand. Thank you
Asked by: Daniel C.
You may calculate your actual shipping options/order totals by adding the items you want to a shopping cart. It will then list the shipping options, descriptions, ETA's and fees to your location.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Are the planetary filters and 2x Barlow Lens ...

Are the planetary filters and 2x Barlow Lens included in the Observation Accesory kit for the Nexstar 8SE? These items are in the "Highliths" into the Overview section but does not appear in the "IN THE BOX" section
Asked by: Andrés Felipe
The Observer's Accessory Kit contains 1.25" eyepieces, 2x Barlow Lens, and filters, and is compatible with the NexStar 8SE telescope. The kit is is an optional accessory and is not included in the box.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-07-03
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