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This very special instrument is only available in limited numbers and once they are sold no more will be available, the very latest and best optical and goto technology from Celestron in a highly collectable and desirable livery and specification. With a 2" diagonal, 1.25" adapter, three eyepieces, real Carbon fibre tube and exclusive spinner logo set are included over and above the standard Evolution HD model.60th Anniversary Limited Edition - Only 600 units will be produced for sale worldwide, each with a unique serial number and certificate of authenticity signed by Celestron pioneer Alan Hale and CEO Corey Lee Carbon Fibre Edge HD Optical Tube - Carbon fibre minimizes thermal expansion with ambient temperature changes while EdgeHD optics provide superb visual and astroimaging performance free of coma and field curvature Retro details and all-new look with vintage-style badging and logos and a set of three unique interchangeable commemorative spinner emblems Rechargeable lithium-iron phosphate battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing on a single charge Built-in WiFi - no hand control required! Use your smartphone or tablet to control the telescope via WiFi with the innovative SkyPortal free App StarSense AutoAlign automatically aligns your telescope in about 3 minutes with StarSense technology Fastar compatible so you can image deep sky objects at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge NexStar Evolution mount packed with convenient features including a USB charge port, adjustable lighting, precision machined worm gears for both axes, and more Accessories included: three quality eyepieces - 32mm (2"), 9mm and 15mm (1.25"), StarPointer Pro finderscope, StarSense AutoAlign, 2" Star Diagonal with 1.25" adapter, AC charger, spinner emblemsCertificate of authenticity individually numbered and signed by Celestron pioneer Alan Hale and CEO Corey Lee
Celestron's NexStar Evolution 8 HD 60th Anniversary Edition telescope celebrates the best of Celestrons past and present. Were producing only 600 units to commemorate 60 years of Celestron telescopes. Each telescope includes an individually numbered certificate of authenticity signed by CEO Corey Lee and Celestron pioneer Alan Hale. This limited-edition telescope is sure to become a valuable addition to your astronomy collection and a treasured part of Celestron history.60th Anniversary HighlightsThe NexStar Evolution mount stays true to its name and keeps evolving; its been updated with unique features for this limited edition. The Evolution mount is paired with 8 EdgeHD opticsinside a carbon fibre tube for the first time ever. You also receive the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, three eyepieces (including one 2" eyepiece), and lots of other upgrades that make this a versatile and portable telescope system.The twill weave carbon fibre optical tube evokes Celestrons iconic carbon fibre tubes of decades past. But its not just for looks - carbon fibre is resistant to thermal expansion, which helps the optical system maintain focus as the ambient temperature changes.Youll find a vintage nameplate on the mounts base with the telescopes individual serial number. Youll also find retro style labeling and nameplates on the optical tube. The fork arm features a slot to accommodate a magnetic, interchangeable spinner emblem. Youll receive a total of 3 emblems to swap out depending on the night or your mood. Designs include: Celestrons current logo, the 60th anniversary logo, and the vintage hamburger logo.NexStar Evolution 8HD HighlightsThe innovative NexStar Evolution is a compact, portable, and mechanically solid telescope made for hours of serious visual observing and certain types of astroimaging. The NexStar Evolution HD package stands out due to its unique features, including: StarSense AutoAlign, EdgeHD optics, integrated WiFi, and its internal LiFePO4 battery.StarSense AutoAlign in the SkyPortal AppStarSense AutoAlign helps you optimize your time outdoors, giving you back time you would have spent aligning your telescope and allowing you more time to observe. It scans the night sky and analyzes the star patterns overhead, automatically calculating the telescopes precise location, the date, and the current time. Whats more, you can add up to 10 additional alignment stars for the most accurate alignment possible. This sought-after add-on accessory is included in the 60th anniversary telescope kit.Because StarSense AutoAlign is paired with the Evolution mount, you get even more functionality and ease of use. Connect to the mount via the SkyPortal mobile app and you can perform the automatic alignment directly from your smart device, then instantly command the telescope to slew to your first celestial object.8 Carbon Fibre EdgeHD Optical TubeEdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat-field Schmidt optical system that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system reduces more than just off-axis star coma; it provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across full frame sensors. The 8 EdgeHD flat-field and coma-free optical tube was made to accommodate modern imaging with cameras of all types, especially larger format CCD and DSLR cameras. The EdgeHD optical tube is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast f/2 wide field imaging with an optional, third party lens assembly.Perfect for Visual Use or AstroimagingThis telescope is an excellent instrument for those looking to explore astroimaging. Its the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears along with improved motors, which provide great tracking accuracy. Capture images of the Moon and planets by attaching any planetary imaging camera. You can even experiment with imaging brighter deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula with your DSLR camera. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, turn your alt-azimuth mount into equatorial setup by adding the Wedge for NexStar Evolution. This accessory will enable you to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. The NexStar Evolution mount also features a built-in lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery with enough power for 10-hour astroimaging sessions.Accessories IncludedThe NexStar Evolution 60th Anniversary Edition is unique among Celestron computerized telescopes because it includes more than one eyepiece. You receive 3 high quality eyepiecesa 2 E-lux 32mm, a 1.25 Omni 15mm, and a 1.25 Omni 9mm. This eyepiece collection is robust enough to view most any celestial object right out of the box. Whats more, your telescope includes a 2 Star Diagonal with 1.25 adapter, the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, and a StarPointer Pro finderscope. The StarSense AutoAlign comes with a hand control, but thanks to the internal WiFi and SkyPortal app, use of the hand control is completely optional.An optional Barlow lens can provide additional magnification for high-resolution planetary, lunar, and solar imaging. To increase your field of view without sacrificing performance, add the optional EdgeHD reducer lens, bringing your focal ratio down to f/7. Software that Comes FREE with your PurchaseCelestron PWI Telescope Control: Your Ultimate Astronomy SoftwareAll current Celestron computerized telescopes include Celestron PWI (CPWI), the most advanced astronomy software provided with any consumer-grade telescope. Celestrons experts co-developed CPWI with the engineers at PlaneWave Instruments. The result is an all-in-one solution offering you many of the same features used on PlaneWaves observatory-class telescopes. Graphical planetarium interface with PointXP advanced mount modelling allows you to add 100+ points to your alignment model for the most accurate pointing and tracking possible Ideal for remote observatory setups: save and re-load your alignment and park your scope Provides a complete ASCOM telescope interface to allow control of the telescope from third party software applicationsStarry Night SoftwareAlso included with your purchase is a free download of Celestrons Starry Night Special Edition Software. This advanced software by Simulation Curriculum offers detailed information about celestial objects and helps you plan your next observing or imaging session. The Special Edition software also includes telescope control via your PC. Optical Tube Info: Optical Design EdgeHDAperture 203.2mm (8")Focal Length 2032mm (80")Focal Ratio f/10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 32mm (1.26")Magnification of Eyepiece 1 64xFocal Length of Eyepiece 2 15mm (.59")Magnification of Eyepiece 2 135xFocal Length of Eyepiece 3 9mm (.34")Magnification of Eyepiece 3 226xFinderscope StarPointer Pro finderscopeStar Diagonal 2" Star Diagonal w/ 1.25" adapterOptical Tube Carbon FiberHighest Useful Magnification 480xLowest Useful Magnification 29xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 14Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843xSecondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm (2.5")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%Optical Coatings StarBright XLTOptical Tube Length 432mm (17")Optical Tube Diameter 238mm (9.37")Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail barMount Info: Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork ArmInstrument 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 SteelMount Head Weight 16 lbs (7 kg)Accessory Tray YesTripod Weight 12 lbs (5.44 kg)Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/secondTracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ SouthGPS N/ADovetail Compatibility CG-5 saddle plateNumber of Auxiliary ports 4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)Autoguide port NoUSB Port Yes, Hand Control input and Mount outputPower Requirements Internal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium-iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)Motor Drive DC servo motorsAlignment 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 NoComputerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connectionNexStar+ Database Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objectsSoftware Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal AppTotal Kit Weight 42 lbs (19.05 kg)Included Items NexStar Evolution HD OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | StarSense Hand Control | 32mm - 2"; 9mm and 15mm - 1.25" eyepieces | StarPointer Pro finderscope | 2" Star Diagonal | 3 Spinner emblems | Certificate of authenticity | AC charger
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