Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope SCT New+ FREE US shipping For Sale
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Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope SCT New+ FREE US shipping:
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:Optical Design:Schmidt-CassegrainAperture:203.2mm (8\")Focal Length:2032mm (80\")Focal Ratio:f/10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:25mm (.98\")Magnification of Eyepiece 1:81xFinderscope:StarPointer™ red dot finderscopeStar Diagonal:1.25\" Star DiagonalHighest Useful Magnification:480xLowest Useful Magnification:29xLimiting Stellar Magnitude:14Resolution (Rayleigh):0.69 arc secondsResolution (Dawes):0.57 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):843xSecondary Mirror Obstruction:64mm (2.5\")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:31%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:9.77%Optical Coatings:Starbright XLTOptical Tube Length:432mm (17\")Optical Tube Diameter:232mm (9.1\")Optical Tube Weight:12 lbs (5.4 kg)Dovetail:CG-5 Dovetail barMOUNT INFO:Mount Type:Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork ArmInstrument load capacity:12 lbs (5.44 kg)Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):965.2mm - 1422.4mm (38\" - 56\")Tripod leg diameter:38.1mm (1.5\") Stainless SteelMount Head Weight:11 lbs (5 kg)Accessory Tray:YesTripod Weight:9 lbs (4.08 kg)Slew Speeds:9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/secondTracking Rates:Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes:Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ SouthGPS:N/ADovetail Compatibility:CG-5 dovetailNumber of Auxiliary Ports:1x AUX PortAutoguide Port:YesUSB Port:Yes, Hand Control inputPower Requirements:8-AA batteries (not included) and 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)Motor Drive:DC servo motorsAlignment 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)Periodic Error Correction:NoComputerized Hand Control:Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttonsNexStar+ Database:40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objectsSoftware:Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software and SkyPortal AppTotal Kit Weight:24 lbs (10.88 kg)Included Items:Optical tube
Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
Star Pointer Finderscope
NexStar+ Hand Control
Star DiagonalSolar Warning
- Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
- Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
- Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.
Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.
Big Mirror, Small Price
With a full 8 inches of aperture, the 8SE reveals details in even the faintest celestial objects. With this much light-gathering ability, you’ll clearly observe Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Beyond the solar system, your 8SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. And don’t forget the Moon—you’ll see craters and geographic features like never before.
Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount
We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.
Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with pushbutton ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.
Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!
Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You
The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control your telescope using your iPhone or iPad with our SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync.
If you’re interested in astroimaging, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of our NexImagecameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.