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Celestron NexStar Schmidt Cassegrain 8SE Telescope 11069
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Code: CI-TS-11069-EE
MPN: 11069
UPC: 050234110693
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Celestron NexStar Schmidt Cassegrain 8SE Telescope Product Info

Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain NexStar 8 SE Telescope 11069 will help you find thousands of stars, planets galaxies and more at the touch of a button! In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new Celestron NexStar SE Telescopes combine the classic heritage of the original orange tube Telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior coatings, revolutionary SkyAlign Telescope alignment software and much more. With the Celestron NexStar SE, you are in the driver's seat. Simply choose an object from the menu and the telescope will find it for you.

Using patented Celestron Nex-Star technology, the Celestron NexStar Schmidt Cassegrain 8SE Telescope has 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 Celestron NexStar-SE Telescopes 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 world! Not only can your Celestron NexStar SE 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope 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 telescope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, Celestron nexstar se telescope will help you take a closer look. Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign The days of complicated telescope assembly and setup are over. Celestron NexStar SE 8 inch telescope can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign, simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects and the telescope does the rest.You do not need to know the names of the stars, you can even pick the moon or bright planets.

Specifications for Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope:

Aperture: 203 mm (7.99")
Focal Length: 2032 mm (80")
Focal Ratio: 10.01
Eyepeice: 25mm (.98")
Magnification 1: 81.28X
Star Diagonal: 1.25"
Highest Useful Magnification: 480X
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29X
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution: .68 arc seconds
Resolving Power: .57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power: 843X
Angular Field of View: 63 deg.
Linear Field of View (@1,000 yards): 33 ft. (10.06m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.5" (63.5mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 10%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 31.3%
Optical Tube Length: 17" (431.8mm)
Telescope Weight: 24 lbs. (10.89kg)
Tripod and Mount Weight: 9 lb (4.08kg)
Database: 40,000+ Objects
Software Precision: 24bit, .08 arcsec calculations

Features of Celestron NexStar Telescope:

  • Computerized hand control with a nearly 40,000 object database and motorized altazimuth mount
  • Quick release optical tube for easy no-tool setup
  • StarBright XLT enhanced coatings for maximum 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
  • All NexStar SE models are GPS compatible and come standard with an auxiliary port for use with additional accessories
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Includes NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • "THE SKY" Planetarium software - with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images
  • Rigid adjustable tripod for portability and convenience
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Design
  • Single Fork Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • Aluminum Optical Tube
  • Uses 8 AA Batteries
  • Integrated D.C. Electronics
  • Steel Leg Tripod
  • Double Line, 16 Character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 Fiber Optic Backlit LED Buttons Computer Hand Control
  • 9 Slew Speeds
  • Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South Tracking Modes
  • RS-232 Communication Port on Hand Control, Autoguider port, Aux Port
  • Sidereal, Solar, and Linear Tracking Rates

Package Contents:

  • Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope 11069
  • finderscope
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod
  • CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software
  • 25 mm Eyepiece

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Celestron NexStar Schmidt Cassegrain 8SE Telescope Comments

Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review Hitchhikers guide to the Nexstar 8SE by Legacy Reviewer, December 11, 2008
I'd been eyeing this telescope for some time and finally was able to afford it. I didn't want to get a smaller one and end up wondering how much better the bigger one would have been. As far as visual quality, I couldn't be happier. The views thro...
63/64 found this helpful
Helpful Negative Review telescope Celestron NexStar Schmidt Cassegrain 8SE Telescope by marie, August 27, 2014
I was happy with optic planet for the scope we didn t have the chance to do so much cause I m living in Florida. It s raining a lot For the the GpS we had to change the lat and.... cause it doesn t aligned very good . We are trying next sat again...
0/7 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Awesome telescope by Legacy Reviewer, September 16, 2013
This is a great telescope -- it is super easy to set up, and with the Goto feature, you can quickly locate planets, nebulae, galaxies, stars, etc. I was able to quickly see Neptune and Pluto without any problems (not to mention Saturn and Venus...Ju...
4/4 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Celestino 8SE by Legacy Reviewer, September 2, 2013
The 8se is a good option for the serious amateur and photographer. It has a solid base and is stable in light wind. The clarity and resolution are excellent. You'll get good viewing on less than optimal conditions. It has the resolution to discern fa...
1/1 found this helpful
Most Recent Review I would change only one thing by Legacy Reviewer, February 16, 2012
This is a very good scope. Excellent value, fun to use. I would definitely recommend this. I suggest Celestron upgrade the finder scope. Pros: Easy to setup, very portable. Nice clear images, easy to use. Cons: The supplied finder scope is too fli...
22/24 found this helpful
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