Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope

The Celestron NexStar 8SE with its high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics is the largest of the SE range and will enable you to see deep into the Universe. It comes with a 2 year warranty

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Product details

Bar Code:  050234110693
Part Number:  11069-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Aperture:  203.2 mm
Optical Design:  Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type:  Computerised Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length:  1500 mm >
Warranty:  2 Years


The Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Telescope has Celestron’s signature orange-tube and combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system. It is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.

The NexStar 8SE's 8-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 8SE to a dark-sky site and you will see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.

We know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That is why Celestron's engineers created NexStar SE's unique, patented single fork arm mount. It is perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What is more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You will have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.

Of course, it is what is inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.

Aligning your telescope is simple and painless thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment easy: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself.

The NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync. If you are interested in astroimaging, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there is no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with a Skyris camera. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

- Celestron's iconic orange tube design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
- 8 inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You will get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.
- Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
- SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you are unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
- Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 203.2mm
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81x
Finderscope StarPointer red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm (2.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT
Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
Optical Tube Diameter 232mm (9.1")
Optical Tube Weight 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 965.2mm - 1422.4mm (38" - 56")
Tripod leg diameter 50.8mm (2") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight 11 lbs (5 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 9 lbs (4.08 kg)
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 5°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port
Autoguide port Yes
USB port Yes, Hand Control input
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries (not included) | 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motors
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
Periodic Error Correction No
Computerized Hand Control Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
NexStar+ Database 40,000 objects, 200 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 24 lbs (10.88 kg)

Included Items:
Optical tube
Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
Accessory Tray
Star Pointer Finderscope
NexStar+ Hand Control
25mm eyepiece
Star Diagonal
Average Rating (8 Reviews):  
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Good telescope but buy a charger!
Sunday, 18 July 2021  | 

Bought this as it was retailing for less than other sellers and it was in stock. Really impressed with its prompt arrival and packaging. Assembly was very straightforward and was able to use the telescope pretty quickly. Pleased with the standard and clarity seen when viewing. My reasons for not giving 5* are Skyalign fails more than it should ⁸/¹⁰ times and batteries are drained in just a few hours of observation. Think Celestron should provide a standard charger/ car lighter plug with the purchase. Very happy otherwise.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Celestron nexstar 8se
Thursday, 13 May 2021  | 

Only used the telescope a few times upto now, everything works as it should & feels like a quality piece of kit as you’d expect from celestron. Great price & fast service off Picstop.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Good Purchase
Monday, 3 May 2021  | 

A well constructed scope of high quality. The tripod gives a very stable mount. Initial setup aligning finder scope with the telescope was fairly simple once tripod was adjusted to suitable height. Have checked this alignment with a couple of stars and it seems fine. Because of current weather conditions have not yet done full 3 star alignment but can see no reason why there should be any problems, but cannot at the moment make any comment about the handset.

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Nexstar 8se
Saturday, 1 May 2021  | 

Well what can you say .it is amazing the optics are so good. It's a little heavy but that's what you get with quality

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Very Happy
Monday, 26 April 2021  | 

This is my first serious telescoped and I am super happy with it. Quick to setup and hassle free gazing.
Picstop were super quick at delivering too. Excellent all round experience

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Monday, 14 December 2020  | 

Good telescope, sharp picture. Best price at picstop. Needs some accessoires like oculars, filters, maybe polar mount plate or camera adapter.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Celestron 8SE
Monday, 14 December 2020  | 

Very good for beginners and intermediate easy to build and operate , recommend a power bank to power it for maximum enjoyment ,

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Out of this world
Sunday, 25 October 2020  | 

Always wanted a larger telescope. As Mars, Saturn and Jupiter were currently visible, it seemed like a good time to get one. . And I’m totally delighted

The golden colour of Saturn is always beautiful to see. And with the telescope you can see the division of the rings.,The moons of Jupiter can be seen as well as it’s surface markings and how it is flattened at its poles.
And seeing the Andromeda galaxy was good too. And the views of the moon are sensational.

Yes yes yes. I do need to get an auxiliary power source, another eye piece. But great views, as reasonably portable as can be expected it’s very useable and a great investment

I’m looking forwards to later in the year to see the Orion Nebula and the Pleiades

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Boxed Dimensions (LxWxH cm): 106.68 / 63.5 / 33.02 / - Weight (g) Boxed/Un-Boxed: 21600 / 14924
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