Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6

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Data sheet

Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture 6 inch
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Focal Length 1500 mm
Focal Ratio F10
Finderscope StarPointer
Power Requirements Internal battery Included
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT Coating
Optical Tube Length 16 inch
What is more important to you? Image resolution over brightness
Would you like a telescope to navigate for you? Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.

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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.

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

DESCRIPTION

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 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 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. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add our Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

   

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

40 mm

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2

13mm

Magnification of Eyepiece 1

38x

Magnification of Eyepiece 2

115x

   

Star Diagonal

1.25"

   

Tripod

Stainless steel

   

HIghest Useful Magnification

354x

Lowest Useful Magnification

21x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude

13.4

Resolution (Rayleigh)

0.93 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)

0.77 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)

459x

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

2.2 in

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

14%

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

37%

   
   

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 and 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
 

Tips

With any Cassegrain telescope you will have to consider the affect of dew fall. The cheapest solution is a lens hood but when dew is a real problem then heater straps will effectively evaporate dew and frost.

WIFI

 

 

 

 

 

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Celestron’s telescopes reach a new level with integrated WiFi! Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smart device. Connect your device to your WiFi telescope’s built-in wireless network and explore the universe with Celestron’s SkyPortal mobile app for iOS and Android.


Or upgrade your compatible Celestron computerized telescope with the SkyPortal WiFi module. SkyPortal provides full wireless control of your telescope and turns your smart device into your own personal planetarium and observatory!

SKYPORTAL

 

 

 

Skyportal Icon 177X123   Celestron’s newest planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, 120,000 stars, over 200 star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites—including the ISS. SkyPortal includes everything you need to experience the night sky in an exciting new way.

STARSENSE

 

 

 

 

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With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier! Just attach the StarSense AutoAlign accessory, push the Align button on the hand control or smart device, and StarSense begins capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database.

In about three minutes, it’s gathered enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more currently visible in the night sky.
 

 PDF Specification sheet for filters and dew straps

Box dimensions (approx): 89x378x72cm

Weight: 25.5kg (boxed) & 17kg (unboxed)

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