Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

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Amazon is offering a special price for their Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope, now you can have it for only $1,199. Their list price is $2,093. 95, which means you save up to $894.95 or around 43 percent lower than their list price. This 8-inch telescope is the right amount of aperture for viewing just about anything in the night sky. It combines excellent optics and computerized “GoTo” tracking in a package that’s light, portable and affordable.

The Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope is an updated version from their orange tube c8 telescope by increasing its performance Starbright XLT coatings, while the single arm Nexstar mount now comes with Celestron’s easy to use “SkyAlign” technology, which makes it very easy to use. What you have to do is just pick the nearest town from the built-in list, enter the date and time, and point the telescope at three bright stars. You don’t need a star chart because “SkyAlign” identifies the stars for you.


Furthermore, if you want to quick look at the moon or planet, you can use the “Solar System Align” option. After entering the date and time, you just point the telescope at the moon and press the “Align” key. Afterward, the computer takes over and the telescope begins tracking quietly and accurately.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a Celestron NexStar SE telescope will help you take a closer look.

The NexStar 8SE is powered by 8 AA batteries. How long the battery last is highly variable. The more objects you have the telescope slew to and the longer your observing sessions are will vary how long the batteries last.

General Features for the Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

  • 8-inch 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
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube, and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Celestron’s unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • Sturdy computerized altazimuth mount
  • Ultra-sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Computerized Auto-Locating GoTo Technology

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 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-upgradable 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 catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • 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

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