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NexStar 8 SE Package

NexStar 8 SE Package

  •  NexStar 8 SE item no. 11069
  • Wedge, NexStar 6SE and 8SE item no. 93658
  • Solar Filter (for CPC 800, NexStar 8 SE) item no. 94128
  • Case, (Hard Waterproof for CGE Mount/Pier and NexStar 8SE and 8i ) item no. 302070
  • Eyepiece & Filter Kit 1.25 in item no. 94303


NexStar 8 SE item no. 11069 


The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8 SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe. The distinctive 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 and a powerful 2,032mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio.

The NexStar 8 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional CN-16 GPS Accessory into NexStar’s auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments. The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 8 SE isn’t one of them.

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines 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, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our 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 our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

  • 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Celestron's unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable star; solar systems; objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography
  • Sturdy computerized altazimuth mount
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • GPS-compatible with optional CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)


OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE: 203.2 mm (8 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 2032 mm (80 in)
MOUNT: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
CD ROM: NexRemote V1.6.14 & The Sky L1
TRIPOD: Steel (sku 93593)
POWER SUPPLY: 8-AA batteries (not included)
RESOLUTION: 0.68 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.57 arc seconds
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 33 ft (10.06 m)
OPTICAL COATINGS: Starbright XLT Coating
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 17 in (431.8 mm)
TELESCOPE WEIGHT: 24 lb (10.89 kg)
MOTOR DRIVE: Integrated D.C. Electronics
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display w/ 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 5°/sec, 3°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
TRACKING MODES: Altazimuth, EQ North
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSymtem Align
DATABASE: 40,000 objects, 400 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
SOFTWARE PRECISION: 24bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
COMMUNICATION PORTS: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Autoguider port, Aux port
TRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Wedge, NexStar 6SE and 8SE item no. 93658

Upgrade your NexStar 8SE with this wedge for long exposure astrophotography. With built-in azimuth and altitude adjustment controls for easy polar alignment, this wedge has a 25-90° latitude range.

Solar Filter (for CPC 800, NexStar 8 SE) item no. 94128

Celestron Solar Filters are made with Baader Astro Solar™ Safety Film. Far superior than any existing glass, Mylar or polymer filters, they lead to brighter, sharper, and higher contrast images.

Enter the new millennium with the finest solar filters available. Astro Solar™ Safety Film is clear and homogenous and attains the optical performance of high quality plane-parallel glass filters—it is diffraction limited! Double-sided metal coatings have uniform density and good color balance across the entire field ensuring razor sharp images from edge to edge.

The Sun appears in its “real ”color —neutral white, not blue or orange, and the sky adjacent to the solar limb is jet black.

You can see detail in sunspots, bright faculae near the limb and the mottled areas known as granules with these filters. The Sun offers constant changes and will keep your observing interesting and fun. Even small aperture telescopes can enjoy features of the Sun.

The Astro Solar™ film is completely safe and durable (won‘t break like glass if dropped). Its rating is ND-5 which means that the film transmits 1/100,000 of visible light (.001%) while reflecting (blocking) 99.999%of unwanted light. The film absorbs all ultraviolet rays while coating reflects infrared light rendering both absolutely harmless. For added assurance, Baader Astro Solar™ film has been declared safe for direct solar viewing by the German National Bureau of Standards for eye safety.

Case, (Hard Waterproof for CGE Mount/Pier and NexStar 8SE and 8i

If you own a CGE*, NexStar 8SE or NexStar 8i telescope, it’s imperative that you protect your investment. Unbreakable, watertight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof are some of the features of this premium case that offers total protection for your equipment. It is made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable. Its exclusive 1/4" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly and includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure. The case is lined with die cut high-density foam for custom fitting. It features large handles and is equipped with wheels, for easy transportation. Made in the USA.

*For storing CGE mount and Pier, must be used with foam that comes in original CGE mount packaging.


INSIDE DIMENSIONS: 29" x 17.75" x 9.25"
WEIGHT: 27.5 lb (12.47 kg)

Eyepiece & Filter Kit 1.25 in item no. 94303

The Eyepiece and Filter Kit (#94303) contains:

• Five Superior Grade Plössl Eyepieces - 1.25” — 4-element design with a 52° AFOV (32mm has 44° ) — Superb color resolution, edge sharpness and clarity. All eyepieces are fully multi-coated for maximum contrast and resolution. Supplied are a 4mm,6mm, 9mm, 15mm, and 32mm.

• Barlow Lens - 2x 1.25”— Compliments the Plössl eyepieces in this kit and gives you a total of ten power combinations. High grade glass optics with fully multicoated lenses are used so there is no degradation of image.

• Six Colored Eyepiece(Lunar & Planetary) Filters - 1.25” — Included are Kodak Wratten #12, #21, #25, #56, #58A, and #80A. Since you have all the eyepieces necessary to study the planets and moon in detail, these filters will greatly enhance your enjoyment of our solar system.

• Moon Filter - 1.25” — A neutral density filter which allows you maximum enjoyment of the moon especially during the brighter phases.

• Aluminum Carrying Case — This sturdy and well-built case fits all of the above items in the die-cut foam interior and has room for additional accessories.

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