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CELESTRON NEXSTAR 8SE

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  • The NexStar 8SE is one of Celestron’s most popular scopes. A Schmidt-Cassegrain with an 8-inch aperture, it boasts a GoTo mount for automated locating and tracking of celestial objects. The whole package equates to quick alignment and excellent viewing.
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Article number: 11069
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The NexStar 8SE is one of Celestron’s most popular scopes.  A Schmidt-Cassegrain with an 8-inch aperture, it boasts a GoTo mount for automated locating and tracking of celestial objects.  This equates to quick alignment and excellent viewing, suitable for an enthusiastic novice and appreciated by a more experienced amateur astronomer.

 

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture (mm)

203.2 mm (8 in)

Focal Length

2032 mm (80 in)

Formula:Focal Ratio

10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)

25 mm (0.98 in)

Formula:Magnification of Eyepiece 1

81 x

Finderscope

StarPointer

Star Diagonal

1.25"

Mount Type

Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

Tripod

Steel (sku 93593)

Power Requirements

8-AA batteries (not included)

Formula:Highest Useful Magnification

480 x

Formula:Lowest Useful Magnification

29 x

Formula:Limiting Stellar Magnitude

14

Formula:Resolution (Rayleigh)

0.69 arc seconds

Formula:Resolution (Dawes)

0.57 arc seconds

Formula:Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)

843 x

Apparent Field of View

0.63 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

33 ft (10 m)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

2.5 in (64 mm)

Formula:Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

31%

Formula:Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

9.77%

Optical Coatings

Starbright XLT

Optical Tube Length

17 in (432 mm)

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

Database

40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects

Warranty

2-year Telescope Warranty

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  • Code 11069
  • SKU 11069
  • Weight 35380
  • Size X 33
  • Size Y 60
  • Size Z 106
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