Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle
Introducing the Celestron NexStar 8SE, our bestselling computerized telescope, perfect for telescope newbies and seasoned amateur astronomers alike. The Celestron NexStar 8SE combines a large 8" aperture with smart design and grab-and-go convenience, making it an ideal choice for your first serious telescope.
We've put together the Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Ultimate Bundle to provide TelescopesPlus.com customers with everything you need for a rewarding experience under the stars. Along with your telescope, you'll get the Apertura Eyepiece and Filter Kit, which features 13 awesome accessories: 5 1.25" Plossl eyepieces, a 2x Barlow lens that doubles the power of each eyepiece, 6 colored filters, and a hard-sided aluminum carrying case! This kit is a $129.95 value by itself.
Plus, with the TelescopesPlus.com Ultimate Bundle, you can forget about buying batteries for your NexStar SE. You'll receive both the Apertura AC power adapter and the Celestron Power Tank for use in the field. The Power Tank will quickly become one of your favorite accessories thanks to its bright white flashlight, which makes cleanup a breeze once your observing session is complete. When you choose the NexStar 8SE Ultimate Bundle, you'll save now and enjoy the views for years to come.
Finally, we've included an Apertura Lens Pen Optical Cleaning Tool. This handy cleaning wand has a soft brush on one end and a special cleaning tip on the other to help remove fingerprints and other sticky residues.
About the Celestron NexStar 8SE
The largest of the NexStar SE family, with 78% more light gathering than a 6” model, the NexStar 8SE will enable you to see deep into the universe. Go beyond the basics and view Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the separation between double stars, hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, and more. Celestron’s XLT optical coatings aid in light transmission so you get brighter views.
Despite its 8” primary mirror, the NexStar 8SE is anything but bulky. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design condenses the light path to the optical tube is just 17" long. With a lightweight single fork arm computerized mount and collapsible tripod, you can easily transport your 8SE in any small car and carry it to your favorite observing site.
The Celestron NexStar SE is a pleasure to use under the night sky. To get started, the hand control guides you through the simple SkyAlign procedure. Center any three objects in the eyepiece and your telescope can calculate its exact location and generate a list of objects currently visible. Choose from a database of 40,000 objects or let your telescope take you on a Sky Tour of tonight’s best objects.
Reminiscent of Celestron’s classic orange tube telescopes from the 1970s, but with all the latest technological advances, the NexStar SE is designed to grow with you. It’s compatible with all of Celestron’s latest telescope accessories: StarSense AutoAlign, which aligns your telescope automatically in less than three minutes, the SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module for navigating the sky with your smartphone or tablet, and more. You can also attach an astronomical camera or your DSLR to get started with astrophotography.
Discover for yourself why the NexStar 8SE is a TelescopesPlus.com customer favorite.
Celestron NexStar SE Fast Facts
- Computerized altazimuth mount locates and tracks more than 40,000 celestial objects automatically.
- No tools are required for setup.
- All air-to-glass surfaces are coated with StarBright XLT optical coatings to increase transmission.
- It’s easy to keep your telescope’s database up-to-date; download the latest software for your NexStar+ hand control anytime at the Celestron website.
- NexStar SE runs on batteries, AC power (with optional adapter), or an optional rechargeable Celestron PowerTank.
- Control your telescope via your PC with the included NexRemote software.
- Included planetarium software features printable sky maps and enhanced images.
Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope Bundle Specifications
- Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
- Telescope Aperture: 203.2 mm (8")
- Focal Length: 2032 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/10
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
- Useful Magnification Range: 29x - 480x
- Light Gathering Power: 843x the naked eye
- Telescope OTA Length: 17"
- Telescope OTA Weight: 12.5 lbs.
- Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
- Mount Electronics: Computerized GoTo
- Mount Weight Capacity: 12 lbs.
- Saddle Type: Vixen
- Motor Type: DC Servo
- Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South
- Tracking Rates: Sidreal, Solar, Lunar
- Slew Speeds: 9 - max speed 5º/sec
- Accessory Ports: Auxiliary, USB
- Hand Controller: NexStar+ with 40,000 object database
- Household Battery Qty & Type: 8 "AA"
- Power Requirements: 12V DC - 750 mA (tip positive)
- Mount Weight: 11 lbs.
- Tripod: 2" Stainless Steel
- Tripod Height Range: 38" - 56"
- Tripod Weight: 9 lbs.
Celestron Power Tank Specifications
- Voltage: 12V
- Amps: 7A
- Accessory Ports: 2x USB for charging portable devices
- Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
- Energy efficient LED spotlight
- Booster terminal on the rear side
- Built-in circuit breaker for safety
- Includes cigarette lighter adapter and 110/220V switchable universal AC adapter
- Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
- Apertura 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Kit:
- 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
- 15 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
- 9 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
- 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
- 4 mm Plossl Eyepiece - 1.25”
- 2X Barlow Lens - 1.25”
- #80A Blue Filter - 1.25”
- #56 Light Green Filter - 1.25”
- #25 Red Filter - 1.25”
- #21 Orange Filter - 1.25”
- #12 Yellow Filter - 1.25”
- #58a Dark Green Filter - 1.25”
- Rubber Eyecups
- Aluminum carrying Case
- Apertura Lens Pen Optics Cleaning Tool
- Celestron 12V 7 AH Power Tank Portable Power Supply
- Apertura Universal 2 amp AC Adapter
- NexStar Single Fork Arm Computerized GoTo Alt-Az Mount
- 1.25" Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
- StarPointer Red Dot Finder with 3V CR2032 Lithium Button Battery
- 25 mm 1.25" Eyepiece
- 1.25" Star Diagonal
- NexStar+ Hand Controller
- Starry Night Special Edition Software
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