Celestron NexStar 8SE SCT OTA - Orange Tube - OTA-Only

  • Sale
  • Regular price $849.00

 ✔ Staff Pick

Available to Order, 7-10 days to ship

Note: This item is for the Optical Tube only. If you want the full NexStar 8SE with mount, click here.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


Aperture (mm) 203.2 mm (8 in)
Apparent Field of View 0.63 "
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 2032 mm (80 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 25 mm (0.98 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Highest Useful Magnification 480 x
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 843 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
Linear Field of View (@1000... 33 ft (10 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification 29 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 81 x
Mount Info: None
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Length 17 in (432 mm)
Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio... 9.77%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (64 mm)
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Total OTA 12.5 lbs
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
SKU: 11069-OTA

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review Write a review