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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6" WiFi Telescope

The first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi and built-in lithium ion phosphate battery.

  • 150mm (6") Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • 1500mm focal length
  • Computerised alt-azimuth mount with WiFi connectivity and built-in rechargeable battery
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 40mm (38x) and 13mm (115x) Plossl eyepieces
  • 2 year warranty
  • Celestron Item # 12090

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Please note: this is a bulky item and therefore cannot be shipped internationally.

Introducing the next generation in SCT telescopes: the Celestron NexStar Evolution 6!

This portable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope has a rechargable lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery with enough power for 10 hours of stargazing. The power system will also sense when battery levels are low and goes into power-saving mode to keep your telescope running for as long as possible.

The Celestron Evolution telescope is great for astrophotography. The fork-mounted telescope has brass worm gears to minamize vibrations and support weightier cameras. As your astrophotography progresses, you can add the Pro HD Wedge (not included) to achieve longer exposures and more detailed astrophotos.

Control your telescope through your iPhone, iPad or Android with the Celestron app. The mobile app replaces the traditional telescope hand control for a 100% wireless experience. Just hold your smart device up to the night sky and when you find an object you'd like to view, tap the screen. Your Evolution telescope will automatically align to the object.

The computerised telescope features GoTo technology, a 6-inch apeture and StarBright XLT optical coatings.The accessory trays store up to 7 eyepieces and an adjustable red LED light to help you see your telescope accessories in the dark.

While setting up your telescope use the leg etchings to help you achieve a level, uniform height. The Wifi telescope also features a USB charge port for your smart device.

What can I see with the NexStar Evolution 8?

  • Lunar craters as little as 1600m in diameter
  • Large clouds and dust storms on Mars
  • Details of the Big Red Spot and Galilean moons of Jupiter
  • The rings of Saturn, cloud belts and moons
  • Many dimmer asteroids and stars down to 13.4 magnitude
  • Globular clusters' cores and internal detailing in nebulas

Some objects may require additional eyepieces to see clearly, sold separately. Visibility subject to local conditions and positions of objects.

specification

  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain 
  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Length: 1500mm 
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Eyepiece 1: 40 mm (38x magnification)
  • Eyepiece 2: 13 mm (115x magnification)
  • Finderscope: StarPointer, uses 3V CR2032 lithium button battery 
  • HIghest Useful Magnification: 300x (limited to around 200-250x due to atmosphere)
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 21x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.93 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.77 arc seconds
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 55.9mm
  • Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
  • Optical Tube Length: 40.6cm
  • Mount Type: Computerized Alt-Azimuth with built-in WiFi connectivity and internal battery
  • Internal Battery: 9.6V, 4.5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)
  • AUX Ports: 4 AUX ports, compatible with NexStar+ Hand Control (not included)
  • StarSense AutoAlign and other accessories.
  • USB Charge Port: 5V, Max Output 2.0A
  • Power Input Port: 12VDC, tip positive, accepts up to 5.0A of current

Mobile Device Requirements

  • Apple: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Android: Android 4.0 or later
  • Celestron Item # 12090
  • Celestron SkyPortal app available from the App Store and Google Play Store

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