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Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain GoTo Telescope EXPIRED

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BH Photo Video has Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain GoTo Telescope (11069) on sale for $899. Shipping is free. Thanks Dealhunter30

Note, includes a limited 2-year warranty w/ purchase.

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  • Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • Celestron StarPointer Finderscopoe
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • 90 Star Diagonal
  • Tripod w/ Accessory Tray
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This Celestron Telescope features a 2032mm focal length w/ an f/10 focal ratio. StarBright XLT optical coating system w/ a single fork motorized GoTo Alt-Az mount. Great for observing everything from the Moon and planets to deep sky objects like stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Offer valid only for September 16, 2019 or while supplies last - Discombobulated

At the time of research, the Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is $300 lower (25.02% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $1199.

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For those not familiar with the operation of a telescope like this, here are some of the issues. To use this effectively you need a clear night, low light pollution, decent outside temperatures and ideally no moon unless your looking at the moon. For those who work during daytime hours, keep in mind you'll be loosing sleep.
Depending on where you are there might not be a lot of good nights for this. To set it up you need to aim it at the North Star so that the motor drive tracks and counter acts the rotation of the earth. Once it's aligned the motor drive allows you to stay pointed at a star by moving the scope to track it. This is a great feature that the up down, left right cheap telescope mounts don't have. Some other issues are that unless it comes with a poro prism, the image will be reversed. That is upside down and backwards. The poro prism puts it back to normal but also absorbs a very small amount of light which astronomers abhor. If you're visually moving it, this takes some getting use to. Finally
, on the front of this type of telescope there is a glass plate that is actually a lens. As things cool down at night, you can get condensation on this lens and on the internals if the scope. When that happens you loose your images. You need to keep the scope internals dry. All together this presents some challenges for casual observers. The set up and take down time along with the lack of sleep and our cloudy sky means we don't use our scope which my brother and I share. But having said that, using it to view Saturn, Jupiter, the moon, and a handful of other objects were some great experiences.
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At this price I hope to see Uranus
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Came here for Schmidt-Cassegrain puns. Sorely disappointed.
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Can this see through clouds? Asking as a potential PNW astronomer.
How do you suppose the telescope can see through cloud? Magic??

If you can't see with your eyes, the telescope will not be able to either.
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Can this able to see inside my neighbors bedroom?
Asking for a friend!
At this price I hope to see Uranus
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Came here to read Uranus jokes
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Came here for Schmidt-Cassegrain puns. Sorely disappointed.
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How good is this for an amateur just starting out? Easy to transport? I.e. durable enough to take on a plane?

Think ill price match bestbuy to have option for easy 30 day return
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How good is this for an amateur just starting out? Easy to transport? I.e. durable enough to take on a plane?

Think ill price match bestbuy to have option for easy 30 day return
Hard to transport and set up, wouldn't use for a beginner. This has tracking etc.

Get something cheap and simple, then if u get into it upgrade to this or get a light bucket
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Came here for Schmidt-Cassegrain puns. Sorely disappointed.
Redundant — Uranus is full of Schmidt.
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Came here for Schmidt-Cassegrain puns. Sorely disappointed.
This telescope is the Schmidt. Definitely worth the cash & pain.
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If you end up ordering it like I did. Check out this guys tutorial for astrophotography: https://www.cloudynights.com/topi...ing-again/
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If you end up ordering it like I did. Check out this guys tutorial for astrophotography: https://www.cloudynights.com/topi...ing-again/
First telescope as well?
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First telescope as well?
Yes! Finally found a deal I liked 😀. And kids are finally old enough for the.
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