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Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope for Sale

UPDATE: The all the items have been SOLD.

                Thanks to Steve B., from the Cleveland area,

                for buying my 8SE, JMI electric focuser, and

                NexImage camera!

Greetings:

After a year and a half of using my Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope, I just bought a Celestron CPC 800 Deluxe HD to get into some serious astrophotography. Therefore, I am selling my 8SE. The best price I can find for a new NexStar 8SE telescope is $1,199. I will sell mine for just $699 (non-negotiable) in order to expedite the deal - that's a $500 savings. It includes the stock Celestron E-lux 25 mm Plössl eyepiece (or a Celestron 32 mm Plössl if preferred).   SOLD!

For an additional $40 I'll include the NexImage camera (original 640x480 pixel version, $99 new). For an additional $75 I'll include the JMI MotoFocus electric focuser ($180 new). You won't find this kind of a deal on a used 8SE on eBay or anywhere else for this price.   SOLD!

You can see photos of my telescope and some of the really nice astrophotos made through it on this website.

I still have the original packaging from Celestron for the OTA. An estimate for shipping is in the $75-$100 range with insurance, but I will get an exact number if you are interested. Local pickup or within 50 miles of Erie, Pennsylvania, has no delivery charge. It ships in 2 or 3 separate boxes (mount/OTA and tripod). You can pay with a credit card via PayPal if desired.

Please send me an e-mail if you are interested. I'll be glad to answer any questions. The price is not negotiable.

Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope and tripod as received - Airplanes and Rockets

Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope and tripod as received. The little bubble level that came with it was mounted on a strip of metal and attached under one of the telescope attachment bolts (easily removed).

NexStar 8SE diagonal and 25 mm eyepiece - Airplanes and Rockets

45° diagonal and 25 mm eyepiece is original equipment.

Celestron StarFinder LED finder - Airplanes and Rockets

I was surprised at how useful the LED finder "scope" worked. In some cases it is more useful than an actual optical finder scope.

NexScope 8SE corrector lens view - Airplanes and Rockets

NexScope 8SE corrector lens - Airplanes and Rockets

I cannot see any scratches on the corrector lens.

           Celestron 8SE Alignment Marks on Mount - Airplanes and Rockets

I put small marks in a couple places on the elevation axis support arm to assist with doing the polar alignment while on the equatorial wedge.

           Scratch on NexStar hand controller - Airplanes and Rockets

Somehow I managed to put a scratch on the plastic hand controller display. I never noticed it until taking this picture.

Original equipment that came
with the NexStar 8SE:

Software for NexStar SE and NexRemote, Manual, TheSkyX First Light Edition software, misc. plastic covers.

NexImage camera (640x480) for sale - Airplanes and Rockets

For sale separately (not included with telescope price):

NexImage planetary camera. This is the first model with a 640x480 pixel resolution. I used it to take some really good photos of the planets (see below) through this NexStar 8SE telescope.

$40 (firm) + shipping (<$10 in the U.S.).

   SOLD!

  JMI Electric Focuser modified for NexStar 8SE telescope - Airplanes and Rockets

For sale separately (not included with telescope price):

JMI MotoFocus electric focuser adapted to fit on the Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope.

$75 (firm) + shipping (<$10 in U.S.)

   SOLD!

These photos were taken through the NexStar 8SE with the NexImage camera without any filters:

   Jupiter photo through Celestron 8SE telescope using NexImage camera - Airplanes and Rockets       Saturn photo through Celestron 8SE telescope using NexImage camera - Airplanes and Rockets

Venus photo through Celestron 8SE telescope using NexImage camera - Airplanes and Rockets                Mars photo through Celestron 8SE telescope using NexImage camera - Airplanes and Rockets

Moon photo through NexStar 8SE using NexImage camera - Airplanes and Rockets

Moon photo through NexStar 8SE using NexImage camera

 

 

 

 

Posted October 2, 2012

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