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

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

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

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The weather has not been friendly, from -30 C nights to consecutive weeks of precipitation and clouds. Using this method (eyepiece projection astrophotography), you can capture impressive images of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and even Mars. I now manually review all of my images before stacking them, color coding them red/yellow/green by quality. Note this picture is cropped slightly compared to the Stellarium framing because you will loose the edges of your photos due to field rotation. Main mirror focusing means a very large range of focus is made available, which allows virtually any common accessory to be used.

A wider (lower magnification) eyepiece will make the SkyAlgin process easier because the alignment star will be easier to locate in a larger area of the sky. Learn more about extra solar planets imagery, 3D Star rendering, observation planning, telescope control, multiple-panel printing, and much more. On my first night out with the Celestron NexStar 8SE, I chose to observe the Ring Nebula in the cancellation Lyra. The use of high quality materials such as CNC-milled aluminium components, cast steel and stainless steel guarantees extreme robustness with low weight.

Camera owners are very familiar with f/stops and know that “fast’ lenses will let a lot of light in, allowing shorter exposure times. The SkyAlign feature is used on several Celestron mounts including the NexStar GT, NexStar SLT, NexStar SE, NexStar Evolution, SkyProdigy, Astro Fi WiFi, and CPC telescopes.

But if you want to photograph dim things, you want a telescope with a fast focal ratio, since focal ratio affects 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. The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8 SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe.Left to right: 1) Bahtinov mask - placed over the telescope’s end, it produces a spiked diffraction pattern around a star that you can use to perfectly focus the telescope. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is GUARANTEED SAFE for direct solar observation and has been independently tested by SAI Global Assurance Services. The NexStar 8SE is a reimagining of the classic Celestron 8 which revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970’s. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present. The 8″ NexStar is more popular than both the 4” and 5” models and collects 77% more light than the 6″ model.

Planets are so bright that the best way to photograph them is to take a video and feed the video into the stacking software.I have viewed galaxies, planetary nebula, other bright nebulae, open clusters, globular clusters, and galaxies. However, I do not recommend mounting any other telescope on the NexStar 8SE base due to its weight limitations and shallow profile. Our patented SkyAlign alignment technology makes setting up a computerized telescope simple, fast, and accurate. Celestron’s patented StarSense® Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before.

Focal Ratio (f/stop) directly affects how long of an exposure you will need to take to photograph a given object. I included this so you can compare it to the earlier daytime moon photo that was stitched together with six pictures. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of our Skyris cameras.This means that the fainter nebulae and galaxies will be tough to observe, especially if you’re observing the night sky from a light-polluted city. Takedown is just as quick and the whole scope packs away into rather small dimensions – certainly small enough for the average trunk. I was loaned this telescope from OPT for testing purposes, and was under no obligation to provide a positive review, nor was I compensated in any way for this article (or video). Well, I think I was surprised to learn that most photos I viewed were taken with relatively small (80 mm - 100 mm aperture) telescopes.

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