Starter kit includes NexStar 8SE,...
Starter kit includes NexStar 8SE, Star Maps charts, flashlight, and eyepiece filters
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|Focal length||2032 mm (80 in)|
|Mount type||Single Fork Arm Altazimuth|
|Aperture:||203.2 mm (8 in)|
|Field of view:||33 ft (10 m) @ 1000 yards|
|Lens coatings:||StarBright XLT|
|Weight:||33 lbs (15 kg)|
Our exclusive Celestron NexStar 8 SE Starter Kit includes a selection of products that make it easy for new backyard astronomers to get started with planetary and deep sky observation.
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
Aperture: 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length: 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Ratio: 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 81x
Star Diagonal: 1.25"
Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod: Steel leg
Power Requirements: 8-AA batteries (not included)
Highest Useful Magnification: 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14
Resolution (Rayleigh): .69 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): .57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 843x
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: 31%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77%
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
Database: 38,181 accessible objects
Warranty: 2-year Telescope Warranty
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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Compcat red flashlight for use during viewing sessions