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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6

Nexstar evolution 6

Keywords: Intermediate Advanced Schmidt Cassegrain Astrophotography

Description

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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 is the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. Without the hand control, 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.

NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in battery. With this ultra-long life lithium-iron phosphate battery, you’ll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off.

The 6-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent way to get started in astroimaging. 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.

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.

Details

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:  
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 150 mm
Focal Length 1500 mm
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40 mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 38x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13 mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 115x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25"
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 55.88 mm (2.2")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 14%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 37%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 16"
MOUNT INFO:  
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod Stainless steel
Power Requirements Internal battery included
Max Slew Speed 4°/ 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

 

The descriprion and the photo are obtained from the Celestron website.  More information about this telescope can be found at http://www.celestron.com/products/nexstar-evolution-6 .

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