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Celestron 11069 NexStar 8SE Computerised Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with Advanced GPS, Astroimaging and AutoAlign Features, Black/Orange

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I should note that the 8SE’s alt-az mount is rated for 11 lbs, and the 8SE OTA weighs 11 pounds, so piggybacking anything puts you over the mount’s payload. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 4SE. I realize guiding will be trickier with the AVX than a higher-payload scope such as the CGEM, but I just don’t think I’ll use my scope as often if I need to assemble it each time.

Galaxies are not one of the strong points of the Nexstar 8SE when shooting with an alt-az mount, mainly because your exposures will be 10-15 seconds and you need more signal for the faint structures of galaxies. This means you can point your scope at any part of the sky but, unlike an equatorial mount, altazimuth mounts are not aligned to Earth’s angle of rotation. For example, looking at the second-last row, you’ll see that a telescope of NexStar 8SE’s size will do a much better job of resolving double stars separated by less than an arcsecond. The star diagonal is a requirement for observing with this type of telescope so you don’t crane your neck.A galaxy or a nebula covers such a tiny piece of sky that your telescope needs incredibly accurate aiming to get them centered in your eyepiece and tracked as Earth rotates.

There are plenty of reviews around the Internet, so we’ve gathered a sample of views from owners of the NexStar 8SE. These are values which ideally would be at 0 but as our test optics are all curved lenses, there will always be astigmatism and coma present.Learn more about extra solar planets imagery, 3D Star rendering, observation planning, telescope control, multiple-panel printing, and much more. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 8SE to a dark-sky site, and you will see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. 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.

However, Highpoint Scientific offer an 8SE bundle with all of that stuff, plus all the eyepieces and filters you need to get started. Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. The Nexstar 8SE has been designed so that it is quick and easy to set up thanks to its unique, patented single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod which can all be broken down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly. The Cherry Springs Star party is an annual astronomy event where night sky enthusiasts come together to appreciate the true beauty of an unspoiled night sky. This telescope provides a very good image, boasting high contrast and definition and provides a lot of pleasure when planetary observing.When slewing the telescope at slower speeds (4 or below), I noticed that the response is “laggy”, meaning that the telescope does not move for a second or two after pressing the arrow button.

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