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Evolution 6" SCT

Evolution 6" SCT

Your Price: $1,699.99
7 - 10 day delivery
Part Number:12090

Overview

  • 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 and Fastar compatibility
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion 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

Celestron s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 6, 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-ion 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 6-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 Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.

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.

Specifications

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture

150 mm

Focal Length

1500 mm

Focal Ratio

10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

40 mm

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2

13mm

Magnification of Eyepiece 1

38x

Magnification of Eyepiece 2

115x

Finderscope

StarPointer

Star Diagonal

1.25"

Mount Type

Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

Tripod

Stainless steel

Power Requirements

Internal battery included

HIghest Useful Magnification

354x

Lowest Useful Magnification

21x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude

13.4

Resolution (Rayleigh)

0.93 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)

0.77 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)

459x

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

2.2 in

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

14%

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

37%

Optical Coatings

StarBright XLT

Optical Tube Length

16 in

Total Telescope Kit Weight

35.4 lbs

Max Slew Speed

4 degrees per second

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Lunar, Solar

Alignment Procedures

SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align

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

USB Charge Port

Yes

 

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