The NexStar Evolution 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope from Celestron is a powerful, versatile and user-friendly Schmidt-Cassegrain style telescope that can be used for observing everything from the Moon and planets to deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae. Using Celestron's improved proprietary StarBright XLT multi-coating system, light transmission is increased throughout the entire optical path with anti-reflection multicoated lenses, highly reflective multi-coated mirrors, and 4-element rare-earth glass. While the focal ratio is a slow f/10, the scope's precision tracking system allows it to be a competent astrophotography/astroimaging platform for the Moon and planets.
The Evolution comes with two ways to use and control it. There is the 4-line 18-character NexStar computer controller. This is a wired piece of hardware with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects plus several astronomical catalogs including the Messier and Caldwell. To expand the usability of the scope, download Celestron's free Navigator app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The scope's WiFi provides the connection to the app and expands the capabilities and functionality. Whether using the controller or mobile device, the system can assist in properly aligning the scope, provide tours of the objects and events visible whenever and wherever the user if viewing, and allows for manual direction and slew control.
Designed for portability, the Evolution features a long life lithium-ion phosphate battery providing up to 10 hours of continual use on a single charge. The scope comes with an AC power supply with plugs for the US, EU, UK, and AU outlets. The battery powers the servo motors, auxiliary accessory ports, a USB charging port, and the built-in Wifi. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off.
- Model: NexStar Evolution
- Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
- Aperture: 203.2 mm
- Objects Database: Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
- Communication Ports: 1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories
- Finderscope: StarPointer
- Focal Length: 2032 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/10
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 40 mm (51-power)
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 13 mm (156-power)
- HIghest Useful Magnification: 400x
- Max Slew Speed: 4 degrees per second
- Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
- Tracking Rates: Sidereal, solar and lunar
- Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
- Optical Design: Schmidt Cassegrain
- Optical Tube Length: 17 in
- Power Requirements: Internal battery included
- Included accessories: 1.25" Star Diagonal, Dust Cap, Battery Charger
- Feature: Fastar compatible
- Telescope Assembled Weight: 18.45 kg
- Tripod: Stainless Steel
- USB Charge Port: Yes
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|In The Box|
|Included Items||1x Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" f/10 SCT OTA 1x Computerized Alt-azimuth Mount 1x NexStar+ Hand Control (EQ) 1x StarPointer Finderscope 1x 13mm Eyepiece 1.25" 1x 40mm Eyepiece 1.25" 1x 90° Star Diagonal 1.25" 1x Tripod with Accessory Tray 1x AC Adapter with US, EU, UK, and AU Plugs 1x User's Manual|