Celestrons signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 5, 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 Evolutions built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android.
"This robotic WiFi telescope is the coolest app-cessory in the galaxy"
"5-star overall rating"
-BBC Sky at Night Magazine
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 youre ready to observe within minutes.
The most user-friendly telescope ever
Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback. 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-iron phosphate battery, youll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use NexStar Evolutions 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.
Superior tracking fit for astroimaging
If youre interested in astroimaging, the 5-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. Its the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors. NexStar Evolutions 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 our HD Pro Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. NexStar Evolution compatible with the wedge when used with the CPC tripod (sold separately).
Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatingsa 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.
Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125mm (5")
Focal Length 1250mm (49")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 31x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13mm (.51")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 96x
Finderscope StarPointer Red Dot Finderscope
Star Diagonal 90° Prism - 1.25"
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 295x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51mm (2")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 40%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 17%
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 330mm (13")
Optical Tube Diameter 152mm (6")
Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 kg)
Dovetail Vixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar
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 31.75mm (1.25") Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight 16 lbs (7 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 22 lbs (10 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
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen/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 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 48 lbs (21.77 kg)
NexStar Evolution OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | NexStar+ Hand Control | 40mm & 13mm eyepiece | Red dot finderscope | Visual Back | Star Diagonal | 4 plug AC adapter
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