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Model: 12090Brand: CelestronDesign: SCTSize: 6" (150mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: IntermediateMount Type: Alt Az
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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 everCelestron 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 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 astroimagingIf you’re interested in astroimaging, 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.
Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.
NexStar Evolution includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, AC adapter, and optional hand control.
Control your telescope wirelessly from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free Celestron mobile app with planetarium interface and SkyAlign technologyCompact, portable 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibilityComputerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlashRechargeable lithium-ion battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observingImproved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart deviceSPECIFICATIONS:OPTICAL DESIGN: Schmidt-CassegrainAPERTURE: 150 mmFOCAL LENGTH: 1500 mmFOCAL RATIO: 10FOCAL LENGTH OF EYEPIECE 1: 40 mmFOCAL LENGTH OF EYEPIECE 2: 13mmMAGNIFICATION OF EYEPIECE 1: 38xMAGNIFICATION OF EYEPIECE 2: 115xFINDERSCOPE: StarPointerSTAR DIAGONAL: 1.25"MOUNT TYPE: Single Fork Arm AltazimuthTRIPOD: Stainless steelPOWER REQUIREMENTS: Internal battery includedHIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 354xLOWEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 21xLIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13.4RESOLUTION (Rayleigh): 0.93 arc secondsRESOULTION (Dawes): 0.77 arc secondsLIGHT GATHERING POWER (Compared to human eye): 459xSECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION: 2.2 inSECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA: 14%SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 37%OPTICAL COATINGS: StarBright XLTOPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 16 inTOTAL TELESCOPE KIT WEIGHT: 35.4 lbsMAX SLEW SPEED: 4 degrees per secondTRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Lunar, SolarALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System AlignCOMMUNICATION PORTS: 1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessoriesEVO APP DATABASE: Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objectsUSB CHARGE PORT: Yes
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