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Celestron Nexstar 8 SE Computerised Cassegrain Telescope

SKU: CLS-11069

Portable, functional, and bright orange. The NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope is not only eye-catching, it will give you an upclose and personal acquaintance with deep space. 


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Regular Price: $3,100.00

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The Celestron Nexstar 8 SE Computerised Cassegrain Telescope is the largest in the SE family, offering 78% more light collection power than the 6 SE. Designed with StarBright XLT high transmission coatings for maximum clarity and brightness, the image quality is nothing short of superb. Match this with a powerful 2,032mm focal length offering a maximum useful magnification of 480 x higher than that achieved with the naked eye, deep space objects will be in your reach.

Mounted on the sophisticated Nexstar computerised mount with a whopping 40,000 object database will keep you glued to the eyepiece for hours on end. Featuring an automated guided tour, and a intuitive menu system, the Celestron Nexstar 8 SE Computerised Cassegrain Telescope will have you on your way to becoming an astronomy expert in no time.

Designed for deep space viewing, the Celestron Nexstar 8 SE Computerised Cassegrain Telescope will reveal deep space objects including star clusters, galaxies, and some of the faintest stars and nebulae. The moons surface will appear in great detail, the red spot of Jupiter will be apparant, and the rings of Saturn will be visible.

About Celestron
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

Features

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain tube
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
  • 40,000 object database
  • Computerised Alt-Azimuth mount
  • “The SkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software
  • 2 Year Australian Warranty

 

Specifications

Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm): 203.2mm (8")
Focal Length: 2032mm
Focal Ratio: 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81x
Finderscope: StarPointer
Star Diagonal: 1.25"
Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod: Steel
Power Requirements: 8-AA Batteries
Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843x
Apparent Field of View: 0.63°
Linear Field of View (@1000m) 10m
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 64mm
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31%
Optical Coatings: Starbright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 432mm
Tripod Weight: 4.08kg
Tripod Height:  62.23cm - 106.68cm 
Telescope Kit Weight: 11kg
Total Telescope Weight (OTA, Mount + Tripod) 15.08kg
Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
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

Product Code: CLS-11069

Additional Information

Additional Information

Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 2 N/A
Finderscope Make StarPointer
Electronic Hand Control Yes
Motor Drive Yes
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length 2032mm
Mount Type Alt-azimuth mount
Aperture 203.2mm
Tube Length 432mm
Highest Magnification 843 x
Warranty Information 2 Years
Additional Specifications of Product Total Weight: 15.08kg

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great telescope for the price tag Review by Nick .B
Overall Score
After months of research, I decided to purchase this telescope. I also talked to a customer service representative at Optics Central, I was reassured that this is the right scope for me. I'm glad that I purchased the 8SE! It was surprisingly easy to assemble and not as heavy as I thought. Definitely the right telescope for me! (Posted on 12/06/2013)

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