Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 HD with Starsense

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The Evolution 8 HD with included StarSense is the pinnacle in automatic GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes and includes the below features above the NexStar Evolution models

  • EdgeHD Optics
    • An improved optical enhancement that features aplanatic flat-field Schmidt optical system designed to produce aberration-free images with pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of the field of view
    • Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars, but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude compared to telescopes of equal aperture.
  • StarSense auto align camera module
    • Automatically aligns your telescope and works with the SkyPortal app for complete wireless control.
    • No need to identify or locate any star in the sky StarSense will automatically align your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes.

 

$4,999.00

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Specifications:

Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design EdgeHD
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 14 lbs (6.35 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)
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 42 lbs (19.05 kg)
Included Items NexStar Evolution OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | Starsense Hand Control | 40mm & 13mm eyepiece | Red dot finderscope | Visual Back | Star Diagonal | 4 plug AC adapter

Edge HD Optics

Celestron’s aplanatic EdgeHD optics revolutionized astroimaging. This award-winning optical system reduces visual defects like field curvature and coma, creating an ultra-flat field for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors.

 

StarSense technology

StarSense technology was innovated by Celestron’s engineers, allowing a Celestron computerized telescope to automatically align itself with the night sky. It’s never been easier to locate celestial objects.

Now, this technology can be ported to a computerized Sky-Watcher mount with this new Interface Box, further expanding the number of scopes that can take advantage of StarSense’s revolutionary auto alignment!

How it works: StarSense camera and hand control both plug into the Interface Box and the Interface Box plugs into the mount’s hand control port. In minutes your SkyWatcher mount is aligned and you are off to the stars