Compare Celestron NexStar 6 SE 150mm 10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope to Celestron NexStar 8SE 203.2mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

 
  Celestron NexStar 6 SE 150mm 10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6 SE 150mm 10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE 203.2mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE 203.2mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

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Astronomy lovers will enjoy using the Celestron NexStar 6 SE, which combines modern styles with awe-inspiring features. The Celestron telescope puts the user in the driving seat, allowing... More
Astronomy lovers will enjoy using the Celestron NexStar 6 SE, which combines modern styles with awe-inspiring features. The Celestron telescope puts the user in the driving seat, allowing them to choose from a list of sky sights in various menus, before locating the object itself. This Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope can find over 40,000 sky objects, and the database is growing. For more casual sky browsing, all the user has to do is click on a few buttons on the Celestron NexStar 6 SE to start a tour and it will automatically show off the best objects currently visible based on the user's location and time. The Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope can also show information about various popular objects on the LCD screen, including interesting facts and the date it was first found, if applicable. Once the Celestron NexStar 6 SE has been set up, it can be controlled via computer using the NexRemote software, and the flash hand control provides instant telescope updates over the internet. This Celestron telescope combines the well-known orange tube design with a fully computerised operating system that will keep any astronomer busy for hours. Less
The NexStar computer control technology combined with the classic orange color is featured in the Celestron NexStar 8 SE, which is a great partner for aspiring astronomers everywhere. Users... More
The NexStar computer control technology combined with the classic orange color is featured in the Celestron NexStar 8 SE, which is a great partner for aspiring astronomers everywhere. Users won't have a hard time finding stars or planets with a database of over 400,000 objects that the motorized telescope can find automatically. They can even find out more about these objects with interesting facts and figures displayed on the screen of the Celestron NexStar 8 SE. The Celestron telescope is also compatible with SkySync, a GPS component to help track discoveries, and has an auto guider port that's ideal for long exposure photography. The motorized telescope has a large, double line LCD hand control, featuring backlit buttons to help ease the use of the telescope in the dark. The Celestron telescope comes with a sturdy steel tripod and accessories tray, a computerised mount, quick release arm mount and a star diagonal to ensure astronomy is as easy as possible, regardless of star positions. The Celestron NexStar 8 SE is a great choice for astronomy fans who want to enjoy breathtaking views without the stress and hassle of figuring the locations of each star or planet. Less
Key Features   
Optical Diameter 2.2 in. (55.88 mm) 8 in. (203 mm)
Mount Type Altazimuth Altazimuth
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length 59.1 in. (1500 mm) 80 in. (2032 mm)
Lens Size 5.9 in. (150 mm) 8 in. (203.2 mm)
Dimensions   
Measurement 354 x 55.88 mm 480 x 203 mm
Technical Details   
Max. Magnification x 354 x 480
Focal Ratio 10 f/10
Finderscope Red-Dot Red-Dot
Motorized Yes Yes
Product Identifiers   
MPN NexStar 6 SE NexStar 8 SE
UPC 050234110686 050234110693
Miscellaneous   
Manufacturer Website http://www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?ProdID=415 http://www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?ProdID=416
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Celestron NexStar 6 SE 150mm 10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Celestron NexStar 6 SE 150mm 10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
From $799.00
Celestron NexStar 8SE 203.2mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Celestron NexStar 8SE 203.2mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain...
From $129.00

Consumer Reviews

Pirich
168

There's a New Little Big Gun in Town [Updated 01/16/08]

byPirich Apr 6, 2007
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compact, excellent optical performance, simple to use, portable, big value/dollar.
Cons Cost, power hungry, unable to do long exposure photography.
Recommended it? Yes

Compared to their diameter, the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) is the most compact design yet derived. It has been over a decade since the last new SCT design came from Celestron, the company who pioneered their commercial manufacture forty years ago. This new scope comes in a useful size with... Read full review »

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Consumer Reviews

Pirich
168

Potent Scope on A Lightweight Computerized Mount [Update 07/07/2009]

byPirich Nov 10, 2007
24 Helpfuls 25 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Potent telescope, light package is easy to move. Inexpensive for what you get.
Cons Limited field of view. Power hungry.
Recommended it? Yes

Compared to their diameter, the Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) is the most compact design yet derived. Celestron, the company who pioneered their commercial manufacture forty years ago, made a breakthrough in 1970 with the C8, which was and remains as close as anyone has come to an all purpose... Read full review »

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