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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 Telescope

SKU: 12090 Categories: , , ,

The Evolution 6 is the pinnacle in automatic GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes and includes the below features above the Nexstar models

  • Rechargeable integrated lithium battery, enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing.
  • Includes WiFi,  integrated into the telescope, no need to purchase a separate Sky Portal module for connection to your Smart Phone or Tablet.
  • USB charge port, to power your Smart Phone or Tablet.

 

Key features:

  • Aperture: 6.0″ (150 mm)
  • Focal Length: 1500 mm
  • Focal Ratio: F 10.0
  • Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Eyepieces: (2x)
    • 40mm, 38X
    • 13mm, 115X
  • Mount Type: Computerized Alt Azimuth (Single Fork)
  • Tripod material: Steel
  • Focuser: Rear knob (primary mirror control)
  • Warranty: 2 Years

$3,099.00

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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.

Specifications:

Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 150mm (6″)
Focal Length 1500mm (59″)
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 38x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13mm (0.51″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 115x
Finderscope Red Dot Finderscope
Star Diagonal 1.25″ Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminum
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 56mm (2.2″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 14%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 406mm (16″)
Optical Tube Diameter 184.15mm (7.25″)
Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Dovetail 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 (7 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 12 lbs (5.44 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 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), charge battery with 12VDC, 5 0Amps
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 38 lbs (17.23 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