Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope

$3,795.00

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  • The world” s most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic ” orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.
  • Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you” re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.

Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.

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Description

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture203.2mm (8″)
Focal Length2032mm (80″)
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 125mm (.98″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 181x
FinderscopeStarPointer
Star Diagonal1.25″ Star Diagonal
Highest Useful Magnification480x
Lowest Useful Magnification29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)843x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction64mm (2.5″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area9.77%
Optical CoatingsStarbright XLT
Optical Tube Length432mm (17″)
Optical Tube Diameter232mm (9.1″)
Optical Tube Weight12 lbs (5.4 kg)
DovetailVixen / CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)965.2mm – 1422.4mm (38″ – 56″)
Tripod leg diameter50.8mm (2″) Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight11 lbs (5 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight9 lbs (4.08 kg)
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds – max speed 5°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesAlt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityVixen / CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports1x Aux port
Autoguide portYes
USB portYes, Hand Control input
Power Requirements8-AA batteries (not included) | 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, 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 CorrectionNo
Computerized Hand ControlDouble line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
NexStar+ Database40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SoftwareCelestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight24 lbs (10.88 kg)
Included ItemsNexStar SE OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount | Tripod | Accessory Tray | Star Pointer Finderscope | NexStar+ Hand Control | 25mm eyepiece | Star Diagonal

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Weight10 kg

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