Celestron Hard Case for NexStar SE Telescopes

Item #CELE120-1

  • Your Price:
  • $399.95
  • + FREE Shipping
  • Customize this hard case to fit many telescopes
  • This case also fits the packaging of CGE mount head
  • Pick-Pluck foam for getting the exact fit you need
  • Inside dimensions 29 x 17 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Questions? Let our experts help!
  • Description

    Guard it!
    If you own a CGE NexStar 8i or NexStar 8 SE telescope, you'll want to make sure you protect your investment. This premium case will help do it.

    Unbreakable, watertight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof, this premium case offers total protection for your equipment. It is made of ultra-high-impact, structural copolymer that's extremely strong and durable. The case's exclusive 1/4-inch (6.4 mm) neoprene O-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly. There's even an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure.

    The case is lined with die cut high-density foam for custom fitting.* It features large handles and is equipped with wheels for easy transportation. Inside dimensions are 29 x 17 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Weight is 27.5 pounds. Made in the USA. 

    *For storing the CGE mount and pier, you must use the case with the foam found in the original CGE mount packaging.

    Supplier SKU

    302070, 1650-200-110-03

    Shipping Restrictions

    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

  • Dimensions & Specifications



    Telescope Accessories Series

    Celestron Telescope Cases

    International Shipping


  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: Hi, do I have to cut out the foam to make my Celestron SE8 fit? Does this case fit my tube assembly and mount or just my tube?

    A: The foam in the Celestron Hard Case for NexStar 8SE does need to be cut to fit the optical tube.   This case cannot hold the tube and the mount.   It is designed for the optical tube only.

  • Q2: I have a NexStar 8i. Does the case hold the telescope and tripod? Will the scope fit with the GPS and finder still mounted?

    A: you will need to remove the finder and GPS when putting it in the case and no the Tripod will not fit in the case either.

  • Q3: I no longer have the foam that came in the original CGE mount packaging - is there anyway to still use the case? Can Celestron provide this foam?

    A: Generally it will not be a problem for you to get replacement foam from Celestron for your case. Just contact them via e-mail on the customer service section of their website. The other option would be to purchase some egg shell cushions and form them to fit the case yourself. If you have any other questions let us know we are happy to help.

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