8-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. Impressive views of the Moon and planets and deep sky objects, while retaining a compact form factor.
GoTo mount with database of 40,000 celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
SkyAlign technology gets telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes.
Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and assembly.
Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. Striking views at an economical price for beginners and experienced observers.
Celestron Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21stCentury In the 1970s, Celestron’s Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. He believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price,inspiring a generation of amateur astronomers.
Four decades later, they've improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features.
View the Universe’s Most Impressive Celestial Objects Eight-inch primary mirror has enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and features on the surface of the Moon. For deep sky objects, take your 8SE to a dark-sky site and see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy and more.
Revolutionary Single Fork Arm Mount Patented single fork arm mount is portable, sets up quick and easy. Breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport.
Gives you pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow targets with push-button ease. NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let the telescope show you the best objects currently visible.
Simple alignment, due to SkyAlign. Center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For easier alignment, attach StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!
Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with You Compatible with all high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign.
Built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. To image the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 8SE with their Skyris cameras.
Specifications & Dimensions
Aperture: 203.2 mm (8 in)
Apparent Field of View: .63"
Communication Ports: RS-232 communication port on hand control, Aux port, Camera Control port
Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
Power Requirements: 8-AA Batteries (Not Included)
The kit includes:
Celestron's signature Schmidt-Cassegrain optics with StarBright XLT coatings for brighter images
GoTo computerized mount with 40,000-object database and Sky Tour feature
Easy SkyAlign alignment procedure, ready to observe in minutes
Single fork arm design, sturdy yet portable
8" aperture for sharp, detailed images
Built-in wedge allows you to polar align your telescope for astrophotography
For two years, Celestron will cover repairs or replacement of this product in cases of defective components. Warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.