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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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As an astrophotographer, the first thing I noticed was the Alt-Az fork mount, and that’s not what you want if your primary interest is long-exposure astrophotography.

It’s a visual telescope (not designed for astrophotography), but photos of bright objects like the Moon and planets are possible through the eyepiece. Go behind the scenes with Celestron’s product development team and learn more about our award-winning and patented innovations. Frank, we are getting started, but I would like to be able to view more objects well than just a few planets, Andromeda, etc.

A second arm attached at the other side would give a more robust mounting and, without it, you do see some minor vibration at the eyepiece when you touch the scope, such as when adjusting focus. You’d need to add a third axis, rotation of your wrist, to compensate for the rotation of the arrow.

Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). It didn’t have much effect for visual astronomy, but for astrophotography it’s great at bringing out the reds in targets if you can manage the extra exposure time. Once the Zygo test report has been completed, the optical alignment is thoroughly tested and tuned to ensure they are spot on before they leave us. I wouldn’t advise taking this process on until you are certain that your telescope is suffering from bad collimation.

For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of our NexImage cameras. If you remember your geometry days, trying to draw a circle using (x, y) coordinates is complicated.

They have Celestron’s own Starbright XLT coating for better light transmission and, as should be the case with a well-constructed compound scope, there are almost no noticeable aberrations. The Celestron NexStar 8SE includes a NexStar hand controller, with over 40,000 objects in its database. This is a primarily visual telescope, meant for enjoying views of the moon, planets, and the brighter nebulae and galaxies through the eyepiece.Also other telescopes, used for other purposes, can be connected onto the same fork mount - such as a solar telescope or various cameras with a range of lenses, etc. For example, most people don’t realize how big the Andromeda Galaxy is in the sky because you generally can’t see it with your naked eye. Just select Zygo Test Report from the drop down box at the top of the listing and we will test the optics in house and provide a full 2 page report with your scope.

Can you recommend a telescope with good apertrure, optics, nad mount that has computerized tracking, please. Our experienced staff can test refractor lenses up to 120mm aperture and provide a comprehensive 2 page report showing the optical quality and Strehl ratio, plus much more information.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. 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. Continue reading for an explanation of the individual values and you can also see a test report that was done on one of our RVO Horizon 60 OTAs. All goods are shipped with UPS, DPD, DHL, DX Express, ParcelForce and Royal Mail, we do not use budget couriers, we only ship to UK mainland addresses and do not ship to forwarding agents or PO boxes.

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