- Large, 8-Inch Aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
- Computerized GoTo Mount with 40,000+ Celestial Objects
- Auto Locating and Tracking of Objects
- XLT High Transmission Lens Coating - Make Dark and Distant Images Clearer
- Motorized Tripod Mount with Automated Movement and Remote Camera Control
- Single Fork Arm Mount - Breaks Down for Transport and Assembly
- High Quality Components for Pointing and Tracking Accuracy
- SkyAlign Technology for Easy Aligning
High Transmission Lens Coating
The Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is a reflecting telescope that captures light through a lens and bounces it off a series of mirrors into the eyepiece where you then see an image. Every mirror reflection causes light loss in reflecting telescopes. But the XLT ultra-high transmission lens coating in this telescope allows you to view even dark and distant images in high quality. The coating increases the amount of light transferred to the eyepiece, making your image brighter and clearer.
High Aperture for More Details
The NexStar 8SE Telescope features a full 8 inches of aperture to reveal details in even faint celestial objects. The light gathering ability of this telescope allows you to see Cassini's Division in Saturn's rings, Jupter's cloud bands and the Great Red Spot. You can also see distant stars and detailed geographic features and craters on the moon.
NexStar Computer System
This is a computerized telescope equipped with the on-board NexStar computer system. That system includes a library preloaded with 40,000 objects. A corresponding GPS system that quickly and accurately finds any of those objects after just a few button presses. The computer system is preprogrammed with SkyTours -- multiple guided tours of the sky -- so that you don't have to manually readjust the telescope for every celestial object you look at. View your celestial objects with NexStar+ hand control.
Motorized Tripod Mount
The aluminum tripod mount of the 8SE Telescope offers automated movement, working with the scope to align with any object in the onboard computer system. The tripod has a camera control feature so that you can remotely take a series of timed exposures with your DSLR camera. The tripod also features a built-in wedge for help with short-exposure astrophotography.
Celestron's patented single fork arm mount is portable and makes for faster setup. The NexStar 8SE breaks down into lightweight and compact pieces for easy transport.
High Quality Construction
The 8SE is made with a sturdy build and high quality components for pointing and tracking accuracy. This telescope combines an orange tube and advanced optics.
SkyAlign technology makes aligning the telescope a simple process. Center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press the ALIGN button, and you're aligned. You can make it even easier by attaching Celestron's StarSense AutoAlign so that it aligns itself.
Measures: 24.5" x 13" x 42"
The Fine Print
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