Celestron NexStar Evolution 6" SCT


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  • $1,199.00
  • Regular price $1,299.00

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The first telescope with built-in WiFi! Easily portable with high quality optics. If you aren't into technology, consider one of our manual telescopes instead.

  • 150mm Aperture
  • Built-in 10-hour LiPo Battery
  • 40,000 object database
  • Includes 40mm and 13mm eyepieces
  • Add the StarSense AutoAlign System for effortless setup

 

  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Compact, portable 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device

"This robotic WiFi telescope is the coolest app-cessory in the galaxy"
-Wired.com

"5-star overall rating"
-BBC Sky at Night Magazine

The first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. 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.

Use the planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time or display a list of celestial objects currently visible based on your time and location. The SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes.

The most user-friendly telescope ever
Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback. It offers many thoughtful design features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars.

Forget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in battery. With this ultra-long life lithium-iron phosphate battery, you’ll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use NexStar Evolution’s USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session. An intelligent power management system senses when battery levels are low and goes into power-saving mode to keep your telescope running for as long as possible.

Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The all-metal tripod features a metal accessory tray with indentations for storing and carrying the tripod. During setup, leg etchings help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off. Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.

NexStar Evolution is equipped with 4 auxiliary ports--2 on top of the fork and 2 on the bottom. A classic NexStar+ hand control is included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the mobile app. The telescope also includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, and an AC adapter.

Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
Aperture 150 mm
Communication Ports 1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories
Evo App Database Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 1500 mm
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40 mm
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13mm
Focal Ratio 10
HIghest Useful Magnification 354x
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 459x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Lowest Useful Magnification 21x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 38x
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 115x
Max Slew Speed 4 degrees per second
Mount Info: N.A.
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Optical Tube Length 16 in
Power Requirements Internal battery included
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio... 37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.2 in
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Total Telescope Kit Weight 35.4 lbs
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Tripod Stainless steel
USB Charge Port Yes
SKU: 12090
Barcode: 050234120906