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Intermediate
Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
$1,199.95
 
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  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution 6 telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Compact, portable 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device


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Item #  10077
Mfg Model #  12090

Celestron's signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 6, 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 free 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. Celestron's proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you're ready to observe within minutes.

Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback to make it one of the most user-friendly telescopes ever. It offers many thoughtful design features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars.

Forget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in battery. With this ultra-long life lithium-ion phosphate battery, you'll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use NexStar Evolution's USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session. An intelligent power management system senses when battery levels are low and goes into power-saving mode to keep your telescope running for as long as possible.

Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The all-metal tripod features a metal accessory tray with indentations for storing and carrying the tripod. During setup, leg etchings help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off. Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.

If you're interested in astroimaging, the 6-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. It's the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors. 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. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add Celestron's Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.

Of course, 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.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    150mm
  • Focal length
    1500mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Optics type
    Spherical
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 40.0mm,13.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    37x, 115x
  • Resolving power
    0.93arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    21x
  • Highest useful magnification
    354x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.4
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    Reflex sight
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    56mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    37%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    14%
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
  • Number of objects in database
    Evo App Database: 120,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    4 degrees per second
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Length of optical tube
    16.0 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    35.4 lbs.
  • Warranty
    Two year

Celestron NexStar Evolution 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
1.25" Star diagonal
40mm Plossl eyepiece
13mm Plossl eyepiece
StarPointer red dot reflex sight
Single fork arm altazimuth mount
Tripod
Accessory tray
AC adapter with USA, EU, UK and AU plugs
Classic NexStar+ hand controller

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