Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system.
- Large 8" aperture with excellent light-gathering ability
- Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40000+ celestial objects
- SkyAlign technology gets telescopes aligned and ready to observe in minutes
The best telescope is often the one used most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. The NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. There is no problem getting the NexStar SE to a favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in a backyard. Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow favored targets with pushbutton ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let the telescope provide the best objects currently visible.
Aligning the telescope is simple and painless, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3, just center three bright objects in the eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach the StarSense AutoAlign and the NexStar SE aligns itself. The NexStar SE is compatible with all high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control the telescope using an iPhone or iPad with the SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync. For those interested in astroimaging, the NexStar SE is Faster-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of the Skyris cameras. From the first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is a trusted companion.