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Comparing Celestron NexStar 8SE and Celestron NexStar Evolution 8

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  • Nexstar computerized telescope: The NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope features Celestron’s iconic orange tube design with updated technology and the latest features for amazing stargazing for beginners and experienced observers.
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  • Celestron's signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 6, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated Wi-Fi. Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet. Connect your device to NexStar Evolution's built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android.
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Celestron NexStar 8SE: Buy | Details page | Reviews
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
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In comparison:
Celestron NexStar 8SE ranks #3 out of 27. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 3 / 103
98%
Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.2 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 ranks #8 out of 27. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 12 / 103
88%
Consumer score distribution.
Celestron NexStar 8SE ranks #3 and Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 ranks #8

Customers like Celestron NexStar 8SE noticeably more

Celestron NexStar 8SE, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 [ 4.4 vs 4.2 ]. In our awesomeness score Celestron NexStar 8SE ranks #3 out of 103 and Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 ranks #8 out of 103.

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Celestron NexStar 8SE is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Celestron NexStar 8SE is a more popular catadioptric telescope, based on its 300+ reviews. In our popularity score Celestron NexStar 8SE ranks #2 out of 103 and Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 ranks #11 out of 103.

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To consider

Customers who view Celestron NexStar 8SE and Evolution 8 often consider Celestron Evolution 9.25, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Celestron NexStar 8SE and Evolution 8
Celestron Evolution 9.25 $2199
Avg. customer reviews:
4.2 Read reviews
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Celestron Evolution 9.25 ranks #11 out of 27. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
Very popular
Popularity rank: 14 / 103
86%
Celestron Nexstar 6SE $499
Avg. customer reviews:
4.4 Read reviews
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Celestron Nexstar 6SE ranks #5 out of 27. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 4 / 103
97%
Cheaper
Meade ETX-125 $887
Avg. customer reviews:
3.7 Read reviews
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Meade ETX-125 ranks #23 out of 27.
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5.3
Average
Very popular
Popularity rank: 13 / 103
87%
Cheaper
Celestron CPC-800 $1999
Avg. customer reviews:
4.2 Read reviews
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Celestron CPC-800 ranks #14 out of 27.
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7.4
Good
Very popular
Popularity rank: 18 / 103
82%
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Celestron NexStar 8SE: Buy | Details page | Reviews
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Celestron NexStar 8SE is a very popular option in the middle of the catadioptric telescopes price range. It has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Celestron Nexstar 5 SE or Celestron 91030-XLT .

Celestron NexStar 8SE was released in 2003. There are dozens of newer catadioptric telescopes on the market. Show newer Catadioptric Telescopes

Celestron NexStar 8SE is $240 cheaper than the average catadioptric telescope ($1439).

Key features
  • Aperture 8 inch
  • Focal length 2032mm
  • F/10 Focal Ratio
  • Wireless Control

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling catadioptric telescopes and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Celestron Evolution 9.25 or Celestron NexStar Evolution .

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 was released in 2014. There are quite a few newer catadioptric telescopes on the market. Show newer Catadioptric Telescopes

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 is $760 more expensive than the average catadioptric telescope ($1439).

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