The Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope is the largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model. The patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron's classic 8" optics. The NexStar 8 SE features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, powerful 2,032mm focal length and an f/10 focal ratio.
The NexStar 8 SE has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerised GoTo telescopes, including the revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology, sky tour feature, and database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects with easy to use hand control.
You can plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar's auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. Using the NexStar 8 SE is quick and easy.
This new NexStar 8 SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerised operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT coatings, revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software, and much more.
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 SE will help you take a closer look.
Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky. In addition, you receive the NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE.
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