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Celestron NexStar 8SE

Free 2 Year Warranty 1,498.80 (Including VAT at 20%)

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{Description}The world’s most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.
Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.

Optical Design
Aperture (mm)
203.2 mm (8")
Focal Length
2032 mm (80")
Focal Ratio
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
25 mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
Star Diagonal
Mount Info:

Mount Type
Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Steel (sku 93593)
Power Requirements
8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification
Lowest Useful Magnification
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)
Apparent Field of View
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)
33 ft (10 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
64 mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
Optical Coatings
Starbright XLT
Optical Tube Length
432 mm (17")
Total Telescope Kit Weight
33 lbs (15 kg)
Tripod Weight
9 lbs (4.08 kg)
Slew Speeds
Nine slew speeds
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
40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
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