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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 

    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 


    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 

      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*

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       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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      26/01/2021
      Damon K.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Absolutely brilliant telescope

      Fantastic telescope!!! I've wanted this telescope for quite some time, and I haven't been disappointed. This is my fist Go-to scope, and it is such a dream. Super easy to align then it's just select what you want to see. Celestron's Sky Portal app makes it even easier. Really good price. Fast delivery. Very happy!!

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