Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

  • 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects, Highest Useful Magnification : 480x, Lowest Useful Magnification : 29 x, Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Nearly 40,000-object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Nearly 40,000-object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

StarBright XLT high transmission coatings SkyAlign allows alignment on any three bright celestial objects, making for a rapid, efficient alignment process. It then functions as a ‘go-to’ system accepting commands through the handset and pointing the

List Price: $ 1,199.00

Price: $ 1,199.00

3 thoughts on “Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

  1. 271 of 276 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Telescope, July 31, 2013
    By 
    Dylan

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    The Celestron Nexstar 6se Telescope is fun, big and heavy, powerful, and really good optics. The night I first used it I used the Skyalign alignment and worked perfectly along with auto 2 star alignment. That night I saw Saturn In really good detail, and what was surprising was I was able to see Swan Nebula and Hercules Cluster all from a heavy light polluted sky.

    Optics: 10/10

    Goto: 8/10

    Tracking: 8:10

    Portability: 7/10

    Eyepiece: 7/10

    Battery Life: 4/10

    Strength of tripod: 10/10

    Magnification: 10/10

    Light Gathering: 9/10

    So this telescope is really cool and fun to use and I will buy an AC adapter later. This telescope is the best I have Ever Had and Is worth the $800.00

    Update 11/30/13:

    I live in a very heavy light polluted sky and no deep sky objects are visible to the naked eye. But when I look through the telescope I see the Orion Nebula(M42) very bright and clear. But when I type in Dumbbell Nebula(M27) I don’t see a thing except several tens of stars. To see it you have to image it, I took 10 images 10 second exposure each (10x10s) and stacked them for a total of 100 second exposure . The Nebula was big, bright, and colorful(you can see the image in the product image gallery). So to see brighter/faint deep sky objects in a light polluted sky you have to image them with a camera. the faintest thing I have ever detected in any image is about magnitude 12(244 times fainter you can ever see with the naked eye).

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  2. 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hard to set up, but great telescope., September 18, 2015
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    This review is from: Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope (Electronics)
    I’m new to astronomy and proud to call this my first telescope. The reason why I gave it four stars was because setting it up was a pain. Not knowing how to set up a telescope I looked for the instructions on how to do so, which were very useless. They are very brief and seem to skip some things like how to put the optical tube onto the computerized mount. Long story short I ended up youtubeing videos on how to install this telescope which took me about 2 hours. Some good things about it is that it’s easy to take apart and put back together (once you get the hang of it). Also the nexstar is a great feature! The telescope will point to exactly what you want to see in the sky. Making this a great first telescope! I highly recommend getting a power adapter because the batteries do run out very fast. Overall I’m in love with this telescope and highly recommend it.

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  3. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing little scope for advanced amature observing!, October 8, 2016
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    Brett (Utaaaah) –
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    This is hands down a fantastic instrument. I purchased this scope to have something portable for camping in the summer and something less cumbersome to set up in our pasture for impromptu star parties. I have a 12″ Meade lx200 classic with great optics but it’s a beast to move around and flat out miserable to take camping where the really dark skies are. I wanted/needed a scope that was easy to transport but had enough aperture to make things interesting. This scope got awesome reviews and everyone seemed to love it so when Amazon had it on a warehouse deal for a scandalously low price I bought it. No regrets at all so far after a couple of months of solid use. When I first looked through the 6se, I was blown away by how bright and sharp the images were for being a 6″ as opposed to my 12″ Meade which desperately needs its mirrors recoated. This little 6″ reignited the spark as I observed favorites like Albireo and the great cluster in Hercules. Amazing views! The single arm mount seems very solid though the spur gears are not optimal for fine tracking needed for loooong exposure astrophotography. I may end up upgrading next year to the nexstar 8 evolution for better gearing and some more bells and whistles. There is a noticeable amount of noise in the gearing as it tracks but really not a big deal in my mind as it does its job very well. I’m impressed with how well it does track though as I’ve centered an image and come back 2 hours later to find it still centered exactly as I left it so far as I can tell (visual observation, not using a camera). The 6se is about as big as I’d think you could go on this mount however as a scope that is much bigger might be a little heavy for the arm but I don’t have an 8se so I’m just guessing there. As far as my original goal of portability goes, I found a cheap hardside suitcase which the packing foam fits in perfectly that makes transportation to observing sights a dream. This is a total winner for my needs and I look forward to years of quality astronomy using it. Highly recommended.

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