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.
The total Solar eclipse of 2017 will captivate the country from coast to coast – don’t miss out!
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Experience the night sky with a pair of astronomical binoculars for unparalleled views of wide-field objects like the Milky Way and Pleiades open star cluster.
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.
It's the easiest way to get started with astronomy. Telescopes.com’s in-house team of experts puts each telescope through a series of exacting tests to rate its performance in a variety of situations applicable to their customers.
Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the Nex Star 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 21 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.