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CELESTRON NexStar 8 SE Computerized Telescope

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NexStar 8 SE


Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture : 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length : 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio : 10
Finderscope : StarPointer
Mount : Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Dovetail Compatibility : Quick Release Tube Clamp
Optical Tube : Aluminum
Eyepiece 1 : 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 : 81 x
Star Diagonal : 1.25"
CD ROM : NexRemote V1.6.14 and "The Sky" Level 1
Tripod : Steel (sku 93593)
Power Supply : 8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification : 480 x
Lowest Useful Magnification : 29 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude : 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) : 0.69 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes) : 0.57 arcsec
Light Gathering Power : 843 x
Angular Field of View : 0.63 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) : 33 ft (10.06 m)
Optical Coatings : Starbright XLT
Secondary Mirror Obstruction : 2.5 in (63.5 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area : 9.8 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter : 31.3 %
Optical Tube Length : 17 in (431.8 mm)
Telescope Weight : 24 lb (10.89 kg)
Tripod and Mount Weight : 9 lb (4.08 kg)
Motor Drive : Integrated D.C. Electronics
Computer Hand Control : Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Slew Speeds : Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
Tracking Modes : Altazimuth, EQ North
Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Database : 40,000 objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Precision : 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
Communication Ports : RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port
Tracking Rates : Sidereal, Solar and Lunar


8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
Celestron's unique single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Computerized Mount
Proven NexStar computer control technology
40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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