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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6" 152mm Schmidt-Cassegrain
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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6" 152mm Schmidt-Cassegrain

Powerful and very user friendly with a 152mm aperture, 1500mm focal length, built-in rechargeable battery (10 hrs life ) and WIFI Remote control and viewing via smart devices.
NZ $2,925.00 NZ $2,599.00 Save NZ $326.00 incl GST
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Telescope Description

The NexStar Evolution 6" / 152mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope from Celestron is a powerful, versatile and user-friendly Schmidt-Cassegrain style telescope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae. Using Celestron's improved proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multicoated lenses, highly reflective multicoated mirrors, and 4-element rare-earth glass. While the focal ratio is a slow f/10, the scope's precision tracking system allows it to be a competent astrophotography/astroimaging platform for the Moon and planets.

The Evolution comes with two ways to use and control it. There is the 4-line 18-character NexStar computer controller. This is a wired piece of hardware with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects plus several astronomical catalogs including the Messier and Caldwell. To expand the usability of the scope, download Celestron's free Navigator app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The scope's WiFi provides the connection to the app and expands the capabilities and functionality. Whether using the controller or mobile device, the system can assist in properly aligning the scope, provide tours of the objects and events visible whenever and wherever the user if viewing, and allows for manual direction and slew control.

Designed for portability, the Evolution features a long life lithium-ion phosphate battery providing up to 10 hours of continual use on a single charge. The scope comes with an AC power supply with plugs for the US, EU, UK, and AU outlets. The battery powers the servo motors, auxiliary accessory ports, a USB charging port, and the built-in Wifi. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth enable users to manually move and point the telescope when it's powered off.

Optical Performance
  • Aperture: 6" / 102mm
  • Focal ratio: f/10
  • Focal length: 1500mm
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain optical design
  • StarBright XLT fully multicoated optical system
StarBright XLT Coating System
  • Multi-layer mirror coatings made from layers of aluminum, SiO2 (quartz), TiO2 (titanium dioxide), and Si02 (silicon dioxide)
  • Reflectivity is flat across the light spectrum, for both astrophotography/astroimaging and visual observation
  • Multi-layer anti-reflective coatings made from layers of MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) and HfO2 (hafnium dioxide)
  • High-transmission water white glass corrector lens with 97.4% light transmission
WiFi Connectivity
  • Free Celestron Navigator app for Android or iOS mobile devices
  • Connect your smart device to the telescope via direct WiFi connection, no router required
  • Align and control the telescope from your device
  • App uses the device's camera and compass to determine location and what is available to see
  • Tap the objects on the screen, and the telescope moves to the object
  • Experience additional audio and video content about what you're looking at, and sky tours based on the time of year and your location
SkyAlign Technology
  • Alignment takes minutes, with minimal effort or experience
  • Enter day, time, and location
  • Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope does the rest
  • No need to point it North or to perfectly level the scope
NexStar Controller
  • Four-line 18-character LCD display
  • Red back-lighting protects night-adjusted vision during observation sessions
  • Database of over 40,000 celestial objects
  • Automatically slew to planets, and objects in a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars
  • Tour Mode: Shows a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing
  • Pre-programmed alignment systems including SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star, 1-Star, 2-Star, and Solar System for fast and easy set up
  • Pre-set sidereal, solar, and lunar slew speeds for observing the fast-moving Moon, to slower-moving deep space subjects
  • Manually set slew speed at 1, 2, or 3 degrees per second, or choose speeds as low as 2x or as high as 64x
  • Flash upgradeable firmware allows users to upgrade its software via the Internet from the Celestron website
Kelner Eyepieces
  • 1.25" diameter barrel accept most filters
  • Anti-reflection multicoated glass
  • Fold down rubber eyecups for use with or without eyeglasses
  • 40mm eyepiece produces 38x magnification
  • 13mm eyepiece produces 115x magnification
  • 90° star diagonal included for more comfortable viewing
Mount and Tripod
  • Motorized, computer-controlled single-arm fork mount
  • Slew speeds up to 4°/sec
  • variable speed sidereal, lunar, and solar tracking rates
  • Altitude and azimuth clutches to manually point the telescope when it's powered off
  • Stainless steel two-section adjustable-height tripod with accessory tray
  • Spikes at the end of the legs provide a sure footing
  • Tray keeps accessories and equipment safe and organized
  • No tools required to set up mount and tripod

Recommended Usage – Astronomy 

*2 Year factory warranty covered by Celestron*

Download Telescope Manual
 


Awards and Reviews
 

HotProdLogo2015-788 Annual award from Sky & Telescope Magazine
  • Skyandtelescope.com  January 2015
  • "Celestron's new NexStar Evolution series is loaded with extremely well-thought-out features for the beginning or experienced amateur."

Wired logo-977
"THIS ROBOTIC WIFI TELESCOPE IS THE COOLEST APP-CESSORY IN THE GALAXY"
  • www.wired.com
  • Author: Tim Moynihan,  Gear 04.17.2014

Sky at night SKYLOGO official Black tt-825
"5-STAR OVERALL RATING"
  • BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE
  • Sept 2014
 

Specifications 

 
Optical Tube Info:  
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 Info:  
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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