Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope -with StarSense

$5,999.00
    • 8” EdgeHD Optics: Provides superb visual and astro-imaging performance, free of coma and field curvature.
    • Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
    • Built-in WiFi: No Hand controller required! Just use your smartphone or tablet which connects to the telescope via WiFi.
    • StarSense Auto Align: Automatically aligns your telescope and works with the SkyPortal app for complete wireless control.
    • Fastar/HyperStar compatible: Image deep sky objects in seconds at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge.
    • NexStar Evolution Mount: Packed with convenient features, including manual release clutches and precision machined worm gears for both axes, tray lighting, USB charge port, tray lighting for your accessories, and more.
  • Fully motorized computer go-to: After automatically aligning with StarSense, select and go to objects with a tap on your smartphone.
  • SKU; CLS-12096
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CLS-12096
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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: StarPointer Pro™ 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: 38.1mm (1.5") 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 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Software: Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight: 42 lbs (19.05 kg)
Included Items: Optical tube | Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | Starsense Hand Control | 40mm and 13mm eyepiece | StarPointer Pro™ finderscope | Visual Back | Star Diagonal | 4 plug AC adapter
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.
More Information
Weight 29.000000
Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain (EdgeHD)
Focuser Type Rack & Pinion
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