Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" 203mm Schmidt Cassegrain

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8&quot
Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" 203mm Schmidt Cassegrain
Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" 203mm Schmidt Cassegrain
Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" 203mm Schmidt Cassegrain
Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" 203mm Schmidt Cassegrain
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Exceptional optics and power, versatile and user friendly with integrated WIFI and 10 hours re-chargeable battery life.


Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!

  • Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass 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

    Includes These Celestron Technologies


     

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      Exceptional optics and power, versatile and user friendly with integrated WIFI and 10 hours re-chargeable battery life. Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android! Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass 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 Includes These Celestron Technologies   Compatible with 

      Exceptional optics and power, versatile and user friendly with integrated WIFI and 10 hours re-chargeable battery life.


      Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!

      • Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
      • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass 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

        Includes These Celestron Technologies


         

        Compatible with 

          Description

           

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

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

          The NexStar Evolution is 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. Our proprietary 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.

          Superior tracking fit for astroimaging
          If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 8-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors. NexStar Evolution’s tracking accuracy is so impressive, you can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add our HD Pro Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. NexStar Evolution compatible with the wedge when used with the CPC tripod (sold separately).

          Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.

          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.

          Recommended Usage – Astronomy 

          *2 Year factory warranty covered by Celestron*

           Specifications

          OPTICAL TUBE INFO:

           

          Optical Design

          Schmidt-Cassegrain

          Aperture

          203.2mm (8")

          Focal Length

          2032mm (80")

          Focal Ratio

          f/10

          Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

          40mm (1.57")

          Magnification of Eyepiece 1

          51x

          Focal Length of Eyepiece 2

          13mm (.51")

          Magnification of Eyepiece 2

          156x

          Finderscope

          Red Dot Finderscope

          Star Diagonal

          1.25" Star Diagonal

          Optical Tube

          Aluminum

          Highest Useful Magnification

          480x

          Lowest Useful Magnification

          29x

          Limiting Stellar Magnitude

          14

          Resolution (Rayleigh)

          0.69 arc seconds

          Resolution (Dawes)

          0.57 arc seconds

          Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)

          843x

          Secondary Mirror Obstruction

          64mm (2.5")

          Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

          31%

          Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

          9.77%

          Optical Coatings

          StarBright XLT

          Optical Tube Length

          432mm (17")

          Optical Tube Diameter

          238mm (9.37")

          Optical Tube Weight

          12.5 lbs (5.9 kg)

          Dovetail

          Vixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar

          MOUNT INFO:

           

          Mount Type

          Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

          Instrument load capacity

          25 lbs (11 kg)

          Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)

          1193.8mm - 1752.6mm (47" – 69")

          Tripod Leg Diameter

          31.75mm (1.25") Stainless Steel

          Mount Head Weight

          16 lbs (18.14 kg)

          Accessory Tray

          Yes

          Tripod Weight

          22 lbs (10 kg)

          Slew Speeds

          9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second

          Tracking Rates

          Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

          Tracking Modes

          Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South

          GPS

          N/A

          Dovetail Compatibility

          Vixen/CG-5 saddle plate

          Number of Auxiliary ports

          4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)

          Autoguide port

          No

          USB Port

          Yes, Hand Control input and Mount output

          Power Requirements

          Internal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)

          Motor Drive

          DC servo motors

          Alignment Procedures

          SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Quick-Align, Last Alignment, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)

          Periodic Error Correction

          No

          Computerized Hand Control

          2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection

          NexStar+ Database

          Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects

          Software

          Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App

          Total Kit Weight

          51 lbs (23.13 kg)

          Included Items

          NexStar Evolution OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | NexStar+ Hand Control | 40mm & 13mm eyepiece | Red dot finderscope | Visual Back | Star Diagonal | 4 plug AC adapter

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