The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8 SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. This is the lightest, most portable, and most popular 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope we sell.
The Celestron NexStar 8SE is a serious telescope that is designed to take you
well beyond the moon and solar system, revealing hundred of deep space objects.
This is a telescope for the serious visual observer who wants to see globular clusters,
galaxies and nebulae. The state-of-the-art fully computerized NexStar operating system
will automatically locate these objects for you with ease. The SkyAlign go to alingment
procedure used by this telescope is arguable one of the fastest and easiest on the market today.
With the NexStar 8SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply
choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it
for you. Using our patented NexStar technology, the SE scopes
have the ability to locate nearly 40,000 objects. All you
have to do is look through the eyepiece and enjoy the view!
Don't know what object to choose? Let the intelligent NexStar
8SE give you a guided tour of the night sky! The "Tour"
feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the
sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the
Not only can your NexStar 8SE find objects, it can teach you
about them as well. Information on the most popular objects
can be viewed in the LCD screen of your hand control.
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 NexStar 8SE will help you take a closer look.
Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date and
time, select the nearest city to your location, then point the
telescope at any three bright celestial objects. You do not need
to know the names of the objects, the telescope does the rest.
You can even pick the moon or bright planets. Follow the instructions
given on the NexStar computer keypad, and you will be prepared
to begin observing under two minutes. SkyAlign is easy to use,
fast, and accurate.
NexStar SE Key Features
Computerized hand control unit with nearly 40,000 object
database and motorized altazimuth mount
Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximun light
transmission and clarity
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright objects,
for a fast and easy alignment process.
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and
accurately locating objects
Flash upgradeable hand control; update your telescope's
operating software via the internet
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during
Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced
control of your telescope via computer
THE SKY planetarium software - with 10,000 object database,
printable sky maps, and enhanced images
Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind
The DFB-14258i-008 soft carry case by Sirius Technologies is designed for Celestron NexStar 8i and NexStar 8 SE telescopes. Now available in Celestron orange, this case will allow you to carry your telescope in style.
This case will fit the following telescopes: Celestron (Single Fork Arm) NexStar 8 / 8i / 8 SE / 8i SE (Special Edition) (may include optional GPS accessory); Meade LX50 8", LX90 8", LX90-ACF 8", LX90GPS 8", LX100 8", LX200 8"...........
Astrozap flexible dew shields are the ultimate flexible dew shield made of lightweight durable ABS plastic with a felt lined interior. These shields will delay the formation of dew for several hours under average conditions.
The NexStar 8SE is supplied with one eyepiece that produces 81X magnification and a 0.6 degree true field. The full moon is 1/2 degree wide, so it will just fit within this eyepiece. If you are interested in observing the planets, we would recommend an eyepiece in the 11 to 12.5mm range. An eyepiece falling within this range of focal lengths should be useful from most locations on most nights. Such an eyepiece would also be useful for observing globular clusters and small planetary neulae, such as the Ring Nebula. See a list of these eyepieces by clicking here.