StarSense enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope without the need to identify or locate any star in the sky with an onboard camera and advanced pointing technology, StarSense automatically aligns your telescope so that you can begin observing in minutes. Aligns your telescope in 3 minutes or less and provides advanced mount modeling and align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy.
Forget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in lithium-ion 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.
Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The steel tripod features leg etchings to 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 8-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. Its the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers 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 Evolution Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.
The EdgeHD optical system combines all of the compact power popularized by the SCT with an improved high definition optical system for wide field, astrograph quality images. As a visual instrument, EdgeHD optics deliver pinpoint images even with your widest field eyepiece. You can search for all of the Messier Catalog objects, and see hundreds of other NGC, IC and Caldwell objects with amazing clarity. For astro imaging, EdgeHD optics produce aberration-free images across your favorite CCD or DSLR camera. All EdgeHD optics are designed to produce an extremely flat focal plane precise enough to match the strict tolerances of the largest commercial CCD detectors, allowing stars to be in tight focus to the very edge of the chip.
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Includes NexStar handset but all functions are controllable via user supplied Android or IOS phones and devicesSpecifications
Optical Design Aplanatic Schmidt (edgeHD)
Aperture 203.2 mm
Focal Length 2032 mm
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40 mm
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13 mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 156x
StarSense AutoAlign built in
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod Stainless Steel
Power Requirements Internal battery included