Focus Scientific

Rent a Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm (8\") Telescope for as little as $60.00

Please call us at 613-723-1350 to reserve a telescope. Rentals are for pickup only from our retail store.

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: $60.00
  • 3 evenings: $90.00
  • 7 evenings: $120.00
  • 14 evenings: $160.00
  • ** evenings must be taken consecutively **

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

Note: Rentals are for in-store pickup only, and cannot be shipped. A signed rental agreement is required, which can be filled out in-store.

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 @ $120.00, we'll give you a $80.00 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.

Due to the popularity of our rental program, we recommend reserving your rental well in advance.

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