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Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope and Observer's Accessory Kit



NexStar 8 SE and Observer's Accessory Kit Bundle

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Focal length 2032 mm (80 in)
Eyepiece 81x
Finderscope StarPointer
Mount type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
F-ratio 10
Aperture: 203.2 mm (8 in)
Field of view: 33 ft (10 m) @ 1000 yards
Lens coatings: StarBright XLT
Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)

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This is a package that includes a Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope and a Celestron Observer's Accessory Kit.

Celestron NexStar 8 SE

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’ll 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’re 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
 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length:
2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio:
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:
25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1:
Star Diagonal:
Mount Type:
Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Steel leg
Power Requirements:
8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification:
Lowest Useful Magnification:
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:
Resolution (Rayleigh):
 .69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes):
 .57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):
Apparent Field of View:
 .63 °
Linear Field of View:
33 ft (10 m) @1000 yds
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:
2.5 in (64 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:
Optical Coatings:
StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length:
17 in (432 mm)
Total Telescope Kit Weight:
33 lbs (15 kg)
Tripod Weight:
10 lbs (4.54 kg) lbs (4.54 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, SolarSystem Align
Communication Ports:
RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Computer Hand Control:
Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display with 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
38,181 accessible objects
2-year Telescope Warranty

Celestron Observer's Accessory Kit

This accessory kit is perfect for the beginning or astronomer and includes accessories for basic observation or DSLR astrophotography.  This kit includes:

  • Two high-quality Plossl eyepieces (6mm and 17mm) for high and moderate power viewing
  • Kodak Wratten #25 and #80A blue 1.25" eyepiece filters for increasing the contrast of planetary views
  • Neutral density Moon filter to increase contrast in lunar views by cutting back the birghtness of the image without changing its color
  • 3-in-1 Barlow/T-adapter, which can be used as a visual barlow, a basic T-adapter for connecting a DSLR camera, and a tele-converter for increasing the focal length of the telescope when attaching a DSLR camera
  • Microfiber lens cleaning cloth to keep your optics dust-free
  • Hard plastic carrying case holds all of these accessories with room for more of your own

Due to the size and weight of this item, we are only able to offer free shipping to destinations in the lower 48 US states.  Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada are subject to additional shipping fees and are not covered by our normal shipping policy.  If you are a resident of Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada, please contact us for shipping rates.


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Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope and Observer's Accessory Kit

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NexStar 8 SE and Observer's Accessory Kit Bundle

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