Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense
Brand New Includes Two Year Warranty
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Late October Delivery

Product Details

The NexStar Evolution keeps evolving. We’ve paired our best optics with our best technology to make an incredible versatile and portable telescope system. With the innovative NexStar Evolution 8 HD, enjoy EdgeHD optics and controlling the telescope wirelessly with the SkyPortal app. Now equipped with StarSense AutoAlign, go-to alignment is done automatically once you tap “Connect and Align”! Observing, astro-imaging, and automatic wireless alignment are all bundled into a compact yet mechanically solid setup. When NexStar Evolution was introduced, it paired two of Celestron’s most acclaimed innovations, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and computerized go-to optics, in a compact single fork arm mount. On the technology side, we added StarSense AutoAlign for our go-to telescopes, as well as WiFi telescope control with over our new SkyPortal app. With optics, EdgeHD flat-field and coma-free astro-imaging systems were made to accommodate modern imaging with cameras of all types, especially larger format CCD and DSLR cameras. We’ve added our StarSense AutoAlign technology to the SkyPortal app, making SkyPortal the most advanced telescope control app offered. StarSense not only automatically aligns itself from your smartdevice, it also has advanced mount modelling, allowing you enter up to 10 alignment points for the most precision pointing accuracy possible. With built-in mount modeling, you'll get superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 8-inch NexStar Evolution HD is an excellent way to jump in.. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors. The EdgeHD optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a 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. The telescope also includes a StarPointer Pro finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, and an international AC adapter. Access the sky and control your telescope from an interactive planetarium on your smart device – provides the best star gazing experience for you and your friends and family. Upgradable to SkySafari Plus and SkySafari Pro

12096 Features:

  • 8” EDGEHD OPTICS: Provides superb visual and astro-imaging performance, free of coma and field curvature.
  • RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
  • BUILT-IN WIFI: No Hand controller required! Just use your smartphone or tablet which connects to the telescope via WiFi.
  • STARSENSE AUTO ALIGN: Automatically aligns your telescope and works with the SkyPortal app for complete wireless control.
  • FASTAR/HYPERSTAR COMPATIBLE: Image deep sky objects in seconds at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge.
  • NEXSTAR EVOLUTION MOUNT: Packed with convenient features, including manual release clutches and precision machined worm gears for both axes, tray lighting, USB charge port, tray lighting for your accessories, and more.
  • FULLY MOTORIZED COMPUTER GO-TO: After automatically aligning with StarSense, select and go to objects with a tap on your smartphone.
  • Sku: 12096

12096 Specifications:

Optical Design : Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture : 203.2mm
Focal Length : 2032mm (80in)
Focal Ratio : 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 : 40mm
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 : 12.5mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 : 51x
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 : 163x
Finderscope : StarPointer Pro
Star Diagonal : 1.25"
Mount Type : Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Tripod : Stainless Steel
Power Requirements : Internal battery included
HIghest Useful Magnification : 480x
Lowest Useful Magnification : 29x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude : 14
Resolution (Rayleigh) : 0.59 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) : 0.57 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) : 843x
Optical Coatings : StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length : 16in
Total Telescope Kit Weight : 40.6lbs
Max Slew Speed : 4 degrees per second
Tracking Rates : Sidereal, solar and lunar
Alignment Procedures : SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
Communication Ports : 1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories
International Plugs with AC Adapter : US, UK, EU, AU
App Database : Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
USB Charge Port : Yes
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