The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than the 6 Inch model, the NexStar 8SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron's classic 8" optics. The NexStar 8 SE features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8 Inch aperture optics with our premium StarBright ... More
Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope
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The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than the 6 Inch model, the NexStar 8SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron's classic 8" optics. The NexStar 8 SE features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8 Inch aperture optics with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, powerful 2032mm focal length and an f/10 focal ratio. The NexStar 8SE has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including the 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 SkySync 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 8SE isn't one of them.
Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope: Key Features
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
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing at 90 degrees or imaging straight through (with optional adapter).
Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope Video Tour
Computerised Mount Features:
Proven NexStar computer control technology
Nearly 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 catalogue number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
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 SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
FOCAL LENGTH: 2032mm
FOCAL RATIO: 10
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY: Quick Release Tube Clamp
MOUNT: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
OPTICAL TUBE: Aluminium
EYEPIECE 1: 25mm
MAGNIFICATION 1: 81x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25 inch
TRIPOD: Steel leg
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1
POWER SUPPLY: 8-AA batteries (not included)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 480x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 29x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 14
RESOLUTION: 0.68 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.57 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 843x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 0.62 Degrees
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 10.60m
OPTICAL COATINGS: StarBright XLT
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 31%
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 9.7%
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 431.8mm
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 10.89kg
TRIPOD AND MOUNT WEIGHT: 4.08kg
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fibre optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 5
NexStar Handsets can be prone to error messages due to voltage fluctuations from the use of rechargeable or low powered batteries. This can be rectified by "flashing" the handset (full details are given on Celestron’s website) and can be mitigated by using new lithium batteries or the use of Power tanks, such as the Sky-Watcher 7 or 17Ah Power tank.
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