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Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope

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RRP: £1,575.00
Price: £1,130.81 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • 8"/200mm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
  • Sturdy computerised altazimuth telescope mount
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Quick release fork mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40, 000+ object database with 200 user defineable objects
  • SkyAlign, Celestron's fast and easy patented alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable for downloading product updates over the internet
  • NexRemote software and RS232 cable included for advanced control via your computer
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 106.7 x 60.1 x 33 cm ; 22 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 22 Kg
  • Batteries 8 AA batteries required.
  • Item model number: 11069
  • ASIN: B000GUFOC8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,961 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Celestron NexStar Telescopes , ,The new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerised operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT high transmission coatings, CelestronÕs revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more. , ,Including everything you need to get started viewing the night sky, the NexStar SE even comes with its own ultra-sturdy steel tripod and unique single fork arm design, all breaking down into seperate componants for super fast assembly. , ,Perfect for Astronomers of any Level , ,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. , ,Beginners can sit back and let the Next-StarÕs built in Sky Tour feature do all the hard work for them, prompting the computer to automatically find the most interesting objects in the sky and move between each one. For those more experienced with the night sky, the comprehensive database of over 40,000 objects, including a list of the best deep-sky objects for viewing, will be sure to keep you busy for a while! , ,In addition to this integrated database, users can also enjoy a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images provided by the included ÒTheSkyX Ð First Light EditionÓ astronomy software to further expand their knowledge of the great beyond. The possibilities are endless. , ,Less Time Setting Up, More Time Exploring the Sky , ,Extremely quick and easy to set up and use, no tools required, you can align your NexStar SE telescope in minutes with SkyAlign technology. Just point the telescope at three bright stars and let the computer do the rest. You donÕt even need to know the names of the stars! , ,The integrated flash upgradeable hand controller with backlit LED b

Box Contains

  • NexStar 8 Pre-assembled Telescope
  • 25mm Eyepiece 31.7mm
  • Star Diagonal 31.7mm
  • Star Pointer Red Dot Finderscope
  • Adjustable Steel Tripod
  • The SkyTM Level 1 Astronomy Software
  • NexRemote Telescope Control Software
  • RS232 Cable
  • Computerised Hand Control with over 40 000 Object Database
  • Manual
  • Quick Set-up Guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    228 of 234 people found the following review helpful By Tig on 8 Sept. 2010
    This is my first telescope and I knew very few constellations or stars in the sky. I have been using this scope for about 6 months and love it.

    1. The set up was very easy and straightforward.
    2. The instruction manual is excellent with lots of pics to show you how to set it up.
    3. The GOTO computer is very good. I always use the 2 star method now, but you do need to know the names of a few of the brigthest stars.
    4. Once you have the scope up and working, just decide what you want to look at and the GOTO will go to. However, a word of warning, for the goto to work very well, you must align your guide stars accuratly and your tripod must be level. Use a low magnification eyepiece first, centre the object and then use higher power eyepieces.
    5. The tarcking is very good and can be improved by using the sync setting, which precisly locks on to your target and will hold it in teh centre of the eyepiece for at least 20 mins (plenty of time to make a hot cup of tea)
    6. Portability - This was the clincher for me. You can carry the whole caboodle (scope and tripod) preassembled very easily. This means that your set up time is a matter of minutes and you will use the scope all the time.
    7. Image quality - I am still blown away by the clarity of the objects. I live in a heavily light polluted area but it doeas not seem to affect the DSO or planets.
    8. Eyepiece tray - might appear to be minor and trivial, but saves you groping around in the dark and squidging your eyepieces into the mud.
    9. NO maintenence - lots of people talk about collumation - so long as teh scope is set up correctly at the manufacturers and you treat it very gently, then it will not need adjustment

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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By bandit on 10 Jan. 2014
    I bought this telescope because it had good reviews and it did not disappoint, its very big and quite heavy, uses a lot of batteries, I purchased a celestron tank to enable me to use the scope anywhere without worrying about batteries running out. I am still learning how to use it but so far I am impressed with the detail of the near planets. I would recommend this telescope
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    91 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Solipsist Of Note on 4 Oct. 2011
    I live just outside of London, which is an orange zone. I can only barely make out the Milky Way on a good night and there is an almost palpable orange glow in the sky at all times.

    I took the NexStar 8SE out a couple of nights ago. It went like this:
    - M57 - The Ring Nebula. Only just visible in my finder, but it instantly jumped at my face when I switched to the main scope. Even with direct vision I could clearly see the oval shape of the ring reaching out to the 13mag star next to it. No hint of color of course, but the structure was clear. A wonderful sight.
    - The Double-Double (Epsilon Lyrae). At first I only saw two stars at 24mm, but when I zoomed in to 8mm and carefully refocused, I was able to split each star into two with enough space between them to drive a truck through. Wow! That was a first for me.
    - Albeiro. The nearby double star was glorious as usual. I found that viewing it at low magnification and slightly out of focus brought out the profound, highly saturated color contrast between the amber and blue stars best.
    - M13 - The Great Cluster in Hercules. This one has long been a favourite and the 8SE instantly resolved it into an explosion of tiny pinpoint stars on top of milky cotton wool. What a stunning sight.
    - M27 the Dumbbell. I hadn't ever tried this one yet, but had read about Messier and Herschel barely making out the hourglass shape back in 1764 with large scopes. In the 8SE it quite clearly took a bowtie look, with the southern wing almost extending out to the nearby 11mag star. Breathtaking.
    - M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, another first. The GOTO slewed across the Big Dipper, grunted to a stop, but nothing appeared in the eye piece! I slewed around the area a bit to try to find it, but nothing!
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    92 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Duncan on 29 Dec. 2010
    I've been an amateur astronomer for about 18 months and owned this scope for the last year, and I'm absolutely delighted with it. The major factors in this scope's favor are:

    - Excellent light gathering for deep sky observations (less than 8 inch aperture is generally considered too small)
    - Superb resolution on the moon and planets (0.58 arc seconds, which will get you to 400x magnification but needs outstandingly clear, still skies)
    - Easy to use, respectably accurate computer control (you do need to know some stars, and should read the instructions though)
    - Exceptional portability (I can carry the entire scope downstairs and into the garden fully assembled)

    Things to be aware of when buying are:

    - It only comes with one eyepiece, which gives 80x magnification and seems good quality. I strongly recommend using this for at least a month and reading up before buying any more (they are at least as difficult to choose between as telescopes), and advise against the frequently advertised eyepiece sets.
    - A power tank is an absolute necessity, unless you intend to buy 8xAA batteries every other week. Search for "7Ah 12V Power tank" on your favorite search engine (Amazon really should sell these as well!)

    I'd also recommend you get a copy of "Turn Left at Orion", to give you an idea of what you point it at, and that you join an astronomy society. Other than that, you're ready to go.

    Clear skies.
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