Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope

Key Features

  • 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • StarBright XLT optical coating
  • SkyAlign alignment technology
  • Computerised alt-azimuth mount
  • Quick release fork arm mount
  • 40,000 object database
  • NexStar+ hand control
  • StarPointer finderscope
  • Steel tripod with accessory trays
  • SkyX – First Light Edition

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope

The NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope. Known affectionately as the “orange tube”, it features an 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coating, SkyAlign alignment technology and a smooth, computerised alt-azimuth mount making it perfect for beginners and more experienced astronomers alike at an economical price.

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Key Features:

  • 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coating
  • SkyAlign alignment technology
  • Computerised alt-azimuth mount with quick release fork arm mount, 40,000 object database and flash-upgradable NexStar+ hand control
  • StarPointer finderscope 1.25 inch star diagonal and 1.25 inch 25mm eyepiece
  • Sturdy pre-assembled steel tripod with accessory trays
  • SkyX – First Light Edition astronomy software with 10,000 object database and printable sky maps

A classic updated for the 21st Century

The NexStar 8SE is a reimagining of the classic Celestron 8 which revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970’s. The 8SE features the same iconic “orange tube” design but has been updated with all of the latest features to ensure that the user receives the best stargazing experience whether they be an amateur or experienced observer.


Outstanding detail

The 8SE can display detail in even the faintest celestial objects thanks to the light-gathering abilities of its 8 inch aperture. You will be able to clearly examine the likes of Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands and Great Red Spot of Jupiter as well as all of the craters and geographical features of the Moon.
The 8SE is also capable of going beyond the solar system. You can observe hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. 


Quick and easy setup

The Nexstar 8SE has been designed so that it is quick and easy to set up thanks to its unique, patented single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod which can all be broken down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.


Easy alignment

The telescope boasts a sturdy construction, thanks to its high-quality components, which allows the pointing and tracking accuracy needed for you to observe and follow your favorite targets with the simple press of a button. You can use the included Nexstar+ hand control to help you locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or you can take a Sky Tour that lets the 8SE show the best objects currently visible.

You don’t need to have an extensive knowledge of the night sky to get started either. Simply centre any three bright objects in the eyepiece and then press ALIGN. The SkyAlign technology will then work its magic and the telescope will align itself.


Compatible with high-tech accessories

The Nexstar 8SE is packed full of advanced features that makes it compatible with all of the latest high-tech gadgets that you are currently using. For example, you can control the telescope with your iPhone or iPad with the SkyQ Link*, or gain GPS functionality with SkySync*.

*Both of these items are sold separately


Ready for astroimaging

The 8SE is also the perfect choice if you are interested in astroimaging. The telescope is Fastar-compatible to allow for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. Pair this with a Skyris camera or a DSLR and you are ready to go. Please be aware that you will need to purchase the Celestron T-Adapter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope as well as the relevant T-ring for your camera such as the Canon EOS T-Ring or Nikon T-Ring.


What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Optical tube
  • 1 x Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
  • 1 x Accessory Tray
  • 1 x Star Pointer Finderscope
  • 1 x NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 1 x 25mm eyepiece
  • 1 x Star Diagonal

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FAQ:

Can you mount a camera to the telescope for astrophotography?

Yes, you can. However, you will need to purchase the Celestron T-Adapter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope as well as the relevant T-ring for your camera such as the Canon EOS T-Ring or Nikon T-Ring.

What is the heaviest recommended load for mounting a camera in the Fastar / HyperStar configuration?

We recommend a load of no more than 20 lbs. at 4.5 inches away from the 8" Schmidt corrector.


Solar Warning

  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.
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