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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

 

The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8 SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron’s classic 8" optics. The NexStar 8 SE features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and a powerful 2,032mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio. The NexStar 8 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control. Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 8 SE isn’t one of them. In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new 

 

NexStar 

SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look. Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

 

NexStar 8 SE General Features 

Very Powerful 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings

Quick and easy no tool setup

Smooth and fully automated computerized mounts makes sky viewing easy

Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope

Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform

Convenient accessory tray included

Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

Star diagonal for more comfortable viewing position

Classic orange tube styling with latest state of the art technology 

 

NexStar 8 SE Computerized Mount Features 

Proven NexStar computer control technology - 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms

DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography

Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)

Very Powerful 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

Excellent image contrast and sharpness with StarBright XLT lens coatings 

Quick and easy no tool setup

Smooth and fully automated computerized mounts makes sky viewing easy

Fast focusing with mounted StarPointer finderscope

Rugged mount and tripod stabilizes viewing platform

Convenient accessory tray included

Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

Star diagonal for more comfortable viewing position 

Classic orange tube styling with latest state of the art technology

 

Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

 

Specifications

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture

203.2 mm (8 in)

Focal Length

2032 mm (80 in)

Focal Ratio

10

Finderscope

StarPointer

Dovetail Compatibility

Quick Release Tube Clamp

Mount

Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

Optical Tube

Aluminium

Eyepiece 1

25 mm (0.98 in)

Magnification 1

81 x

Star Diagonal

1.25"

CD ROM

NexRemote V1.6.14 and "The Sky®" Level 1

Tripod

Steel leg

Power Supply

8-AA batteries (not included)

Highest Useful Magnification

480 x

Lowest Useful Magnification

29 x

Limiting Stella Magnitude

14

Resolution (Rayleigh)

0.69 arcsec

Resolution (Dawes)

0.57 arcsec

Light Gathering Power

843 x

Angular Field of View

0.63 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

33 ft (10.06 m)

Optical Coatins

StarBright XLT

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

2.5 in (63.5 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

9.8 %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

31.3 %

Optical Tube Length

17 in (431.8 mm)

Tripod and Mount Weight

9 lb (4.08 kg)

Telescope Weight

24 lb (10.89 kg)

Motor Drive

Integrated D.C. Electronics

Computer Hand Control

Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons

Slew Speeds

Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x

Tracking Modes

Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South

Alignment Procedures

SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSystem Align

Database

40,000+ objects

Software Precision

24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations

Communication Ports

RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

User Level

For Advanced

Telescope Type

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture Size

203mm

Focal Length

2032mm

Focal Ratio

f/10

Highest Practical Magnification

480x

Finderscope

StarPointer

Eyepieces

25mm

Mount Type

Computerized Mount

Tripod

Steel

Warranty

2 Years Limited Warranty

 


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