Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6

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Model
12090
Weight
23.00 kg
Aperture (mm) 150 Focal Length (mm) 1500 Focal Ratio (mm) Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
Mount Movement GO-TO
App via Wi-Fi
Guiding Port
RRP:
GBP1500.00
Our price:
GBP1209.00
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Read a review of the Celestron Evolution 8 by Sky at Night Magazine

Mobile app compatible telescope with WiFi
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 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. Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re 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 lithium-ion 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 that need to stay powered on during observation.

Mobile app compatible telescope with WiFi
Setting up your NexStar Evolution 6 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 astro imaging
If you’re interested in astro imaging, 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 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 our Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.

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.

FEATURES

 

  • Control your telescope wirelessly from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free Celestron mobile app with planetarium interface & SkyAlign technology
  • 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 & a USB charge port for your smart device

SPECIFICATIONS OF THE CELESTRON NEXSTAR EVOLUTION 6
OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-Cassegrain
APERTURE: 150 mm
FOCAL LENGTH: 1500 mm
FOCAL RATIO: 10
FOCAL LENGTH OF EYEPIECE 1: 40 mm
FOCAL LENGTH OF EYEPIECE 2: 13mm
MAGNIFICATION OF EYEPIECE 1: 38x
MAGNIFICATION OF EYEPIECE 2: 115x
FINDERSCOPE: StarPointer
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25"
MOUNT TYPE: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
TRIPOD: Stainless steel
POWER REQUIREMENTS: Internal battery included
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 354x
LOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 21x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13.4
RESOLUTION (Rayleigh): 0.93"
RESOULTION (Dawes): 0.77"
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 459x
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 2.2 in
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 14%
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 37%
OPTICAL COATINGS: StarBright XLT
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 16 in
TOTAL TELESCOPE KIT WEIGHT: 35.4 lbs
MAX SLEW SPEED: 4 degrees per second
TRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
COMMUNICATION PORTS: 1 hand control & 3 aux ports for optional accessories
EVO APP DATABASE: Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
USB CHARGE PORT: Yes

PDF Downloads
Celestron Nexstar Evolution Manual
BBC Sky at Night Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Review

Product Videos
Watch the Nexstar Evolution Tour on Youtube



Packaging
Boxed size: 23.1 kg, 83x71x38cm

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1 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Simon Trenerry
Mar 27, 2015
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I purchased one of these scopes recently and am extremely pleased with it!

I chose it over the similar, but cheaper Celestron C6, because this scope had two eyepieces (instead of only one with the C6), built in battery power (a big plus because it saves having to buy a power tank / loads of AA batteries), wi fi control via a free app on my phone / tablet (a major plus for me as a techie!) and inproved alignment accuracy over other "previous generation" SCTs.

Assembly is a doddle - screw the fully pre-assembled scope and mount onto the pre-assembled tripod, add the finder and you are done - 10 - 15 minutes, most of which is spent unpacking the scope!

Size and weight wise it is fine for a 6 ft male (me) and at around 20kg is easy to move (although you would not want to walk far with it!).

The optics are first rate and it gives crisp views of the moon and planets, and resolves stars down to a point - the quality of views is at least as good as my much-more-expensive Swarovski ATX85 spotting scope.

Control from the app is so easy its unbelievable - a trillion times easier than the fiddly hand controls of previous generation scopes. Accuracy is excellent.

There is also the facility to use the scope in manual mode so you can move the scope at will independently of the app / controller.

I can't find fault with this scope - it is an SCT for the 21st century and I recommend it to astronomers of all ages and abilities: It is currenty on special offer at a very reasonable price so buy one soon before they sell out!

Advantages: Ease of use with the app.
Built in battery.
Great optics.
Excellent build quality.

Disadvantages: None
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