USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories
USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories

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USED Celestron 8" SCT Optical Tube Assembly With Case and Accessories

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USED Celestron 8" SCT OTA with Case and Accessories

This 8" SCT is the OTA from the NexStar 8SE set, sold without the mount or tripod. It is in good condition.

Comes with:

  • Carrying Case
  • Bahtinov Mask
  • T-adapter
  • 25mm Plössl Eyepiece
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • f/6.3 Reducer/Corrector
  • GSO 2" Crayford Focuser
  • Astromania 2" to 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter

Overview

  • The world’s most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster.

Description

Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.

Our Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21st Century
In the 1970s, the classic Celestron 8 brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers.

Four decades later, we’ve improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to our founder’s intent. 

Big Mirror, Small Price
With a full 8 inches of aperture, the 8SE reveals details in even the faintest celestial objects. With this much light-gathering ability, you’ll clearly observe Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Beyond the solar system, your 8SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. And don’t forget the Moon—you’ll see craters and geographic features like never before.

 

Specifications

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Formula:Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Formula:Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Formula:Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Formula:Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Formula:Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Formula:Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Formula:Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Formula:Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843 x
Apparent Field of View 0.63 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 33 ft (10 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (64 mm)
Formula:Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Formula:Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT
Optical Tube Length 17 in (432 mm)

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