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CELESTRON NEXSTAR 8SE 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 CELESTRON NEXSTAR 8SE 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 Starry Night software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky.


Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Aperture (mm): 203.2 mm (8 in)
Apparent Field of View: 0.63 ”
Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port
Computer Hand Control: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database: 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Finderscope: StarPointer
Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 …: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Highest Useful Magnification: 480 x
Light Gathering Power (Comp…: 843 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Linear Field of View (@1000…: 33 ft (10 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81 x
Mount Info:: N.A.
Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Info:: N.A.
Optical Tube Length: 17 in (432 mm)
Power Requirements: 8-AA batteries (not included)
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio…: 9.77%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.5 in (64 mm)
Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds
Star Diagonal: 1.25″
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod: Steel (sku 93593)
Tripod Weight: 9 lbs (4.08 kg)

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