Focus Scientific

Rent a Celestron NexStar 8\" SE Telescope for as little as $59.99

Rental Telescope - Hesitant about buying a telescope? Not sure if astronomy is right for you? Rent this Celestron NexStar 8SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and enjoy the best show in the universe.

Flexible rental options:

  • 1 evening: $59.99
  • 3 evenings: $89.99
  • 7 evenings: $119.99
  • 14 evenings: $159.99
  • ** evenings must be taken consecutively **

$800.00 deposit required up-front, payable by credit card, interac or cash.

Rental includes a 25mm (80x) and 10mm (150x) eyepiece, a moon filter, red dot finderscope, 12v AC adapter, 12v car adapter and instruction manual.

If you purchase a telescope $200.00 or greater within three (3) month of returning the rental, we'll give you your rental cost back less $40.00 to cover equipment check-out costs and administration.

For example, if you rent this telescope for one week @ $119.99, we'll give you a $79.99 credit towards the purchase of a qualifying telescope.

Overcast protection: If the skies don't cooperate, we'll give you another same-duration rental period on a date that's compatible with you (subject to availability). We really want you to see cool astronomical objects, not clouds. If you decide to buy a scope instead of taking advantage of overcast protection, we'll waive 100% of the rental fee.

Rental Specifications

  • NexStar computer with nearly 40,000 object database, flash upgradeable
  • Revolutionary SkyAlign for easy initial alignment - You don't need to know the names of the stars.
  • Aperture: 200mm (8")
  • Focal Length: 2000mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain design
  • Starbright XLT coatings for maximum light transmission and clarity
  • 25mm Plossl ocular, 1.25" format, 80x
  • 10mm ocular, 1.25" format, 200x
  • 2x Barlow lens, 1.25" format
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • Red dot finderscope
  • 15 kg (33 lbs) including telescope and tripod