Celestron - NexStar 8SE 8" Computerized Telescope & Accessory Bundle

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This value telescope bundle includes the Celestron 11069 Nexstar 8SE telescope, the book Exploring the Night Sky, a planetary and lunar filter set, ultra high contrast filter, and lens pen.  Your gift with purchase! 

The largest of the Celestron NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the Celestron NexStar 8SE will enable you to see deep sky objects and planets in amazing detail. Includes a red dot finder scope and 25mm eyepiece.

Easily find and track night sky objects with the included computerized hand controller and catalog of over 40,000 objects.

StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity.

Named the 2020 Telescope of the Year!!!

CELESTRON NexStar 8SE 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

The largest model of the Celestron NexStar SE Telescope family, the 8" NexStar SE is perfect for planetary observing. For visual astronomers willing to take their hobby to the next level, this telescope is equipped with high-end optical coatings to improve light reflectivity within the mirrors. The StarBright XLT coatings boost up mirror light reflectivity up to 95%, around a 10% improvement from traditional aluminum coatings. Celestron's single arm fork mount creates an excellent and efficient slewing system especially in conjunction with the SkyAlign method. Most new astronomers may have a tough time (happens to all of us!) remembering the names of the stars, specifically when first going to a location not affected by light pollution. Celestron has fixed this problem! With the SkyAlign system, all the observer must do is align and center the scope on three bright stars and by entering the date, time and location into the NexStar controller, the computer can calculate what stars were selected and the observing session can begin.  It is recommended that the optional SkySync GPS Accessory (not included) be used along with this alignment method. Once properly aligned, the NexStar hand controller has a database of 40,000 objects available to slew to! Messier, NGC, and IC objects are included as well as the planets.

The Celestron NexStar 8SE 8" computerized telescope has a focal ratio of f/10 which is very suitable for observing the planets and moon or most objects with a high surface brightness in a small field of view. Some of the details that can be observed with this aperture include the cloud bands of Jupiter, the Cassini's division in Saturn's rings as well as outstanding views of the Moon and its craters. Certain deep sky objects may be within reach as well. Globular clusters such as M13 (Hercules Cluster), Orion Nebula, and the Whirlpool Galaxy may be among a few options.

Quick Facts and Features:

  • Computerized hand control with a nearly 40,000 object database and motorized altazimuth mount
  • Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
  • StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects, for a fast and easy alignment process
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's operating software via the internet
  • All Celestron NexStar SE models are GPS compatible and come standard with an auxiliary port for use with additional accessories
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • "THE SKY" Planetarium software - with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images
  • Rigid adjustable tripod for portability and convenience
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Design
  • Single Fork Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Uses 8 AA Batteries
  • Integrated D.C. Electronics
  • Steel Leg Tripod
  • Double Line, 16 Character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 Fiber Optic Backlit LED Buttons Computer Hand Control
  • 9 Slew Speeds
  • Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South Tracking Modes
  • RS-232 Communication Port on Hand Control, Autoguider port, Aux Port
  • Sidereal, Solar, and Linear Tracking Rates
More Information
Brand Celestron
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Aperture 203.2mm (8")
Case Included No
Focal Length 2032mm (80")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81x
Finderscope Included StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Diagonal Included 1.25" Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Material Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution - Rayleigh 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution - Dawes 0.57 arc seconds
LIght Gathering Power (Compared to the Human Eye) 843x
Size of Secondary Obstruction 64mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction By Diameter 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction By Area 9.77%
Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
Optical Tube Diameter 232mm (9.1")
Optical Tube Weight 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
Included Dovetail CG 5 (V Style)
Mount Load Capacity 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Accessory Tray Included? No
Tripod Height Adjustment Range 965.2mm - 1422.4mm (38" - 56")
Adjustable Legs? Yes
Tripod Leg Diameter 50.8mm (2")
Tripod Weight 9 lbs (4.08 kg)
Mount Head Weight 11 lbs (5 kg)
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Mount Motor Drive DC Servo Motors
Number of Auxiliary Ports 1
Includes Autoguide Port Yes
USB Port Yes on Hand Controller
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included) | 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Computerized Hand Controller Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
Database 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Included Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Periodic Error Correction No
Total System Weight 24 lbs (10.88 kg)
Warranty 2 Years
In The Box
  • NexStar SE OTA
  • Single Fork Arm Mount
  • Tripod
  • Exploring the Night Sky Book
  • Planetary Filter Set
  • Ultra High Contrast Filter
  • Moon Filter
  • Lens Cleaner
  • Accessory Tray
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 25mm eyepiece
  • Star Diagonal
  • Product accessories available while stocks last
  • NexStar SE OTA
  • Single Fork Arm Mount
  • Tripod
  • Exploring the Night Sky Book
  • Planetary Filter Set
  • Ultra High Contrast Filter
  • Moon Filter
  • Lens Cleaner
  • Accessory Tray
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 25mm eyepiece
  • Star Diagonal
  • Product accessories available while stocks last
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