Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 6" f/10 WiFi go-to SCT

$1,299.00

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Celestron's new NexStar Evolution 6 6" f/10 go-to Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope brings amateur astronomy into the wireless 21st century of smart phones, iPads, and tablets. 
Our Product #: NXEV6
Celestron Product #: 12090
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Product Description

The NexStar Evolution telescopes, including this advanced 6" f/10, are the first Schmidt-Cassegrain go-to telescopes with integrated WiFi so you are not tethered to your scope by a hand control on a coiled cord. You can slew to all of the best celestial objects with a simple tap on your smart phone or tablet.

Simply connect your smart phone or tablet to your NexStar Evolution's built-in wireless network, and you can explore the universe with Celestron's mobile app for iOS and Android. The app has a database of over 120,000 celestial objects for you to explore, including a specially selected list of 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects that you will come back to enjoy again and again.

You can use the app's planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time or to display a list of the best celestial objects that are visible to you based on your time and location. You can then have your Evolution 6 slew to the object of your choice at speeds of up to four degrees per second, center it precisely in the eyepiece field, and then track it flawlessly while you observe and enjoy at your leisure. In addition, Celestron's proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you can have your scope set up and ready to observe within minutes. (If you don't have a wireless device, or your smart phone or tablet runs out of juice in the field, a conventional hand control is included so you can still enjoy your scope.)

Celestron engineers designed the NexStar Evolution 6 based on years of customer feedback. Its upgraded single fork arm design offers many thoughtful features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars. For example, forget about buying boxes of AA batteries to power the scope, or a bulky external battery pack. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, the NexStar Evolution 6 includes its own built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. You can enjoy stargazing for up to 10 hours on a single charge, then recharge it at home using the supplied AC adapter. You can even use your NexStar Evolution's built-in USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session.

Large, ergonomic handles make setting up your NexStar Evolution 6 quick and painless. With a total weight of only 35.4 lbs, the Evolution 6 is easy to transport, whether it's out to the backyard for a quick half hour of observing or away on an all-night observing session at a distant dark sky site. The adjustable height stainless steel tripod features lines etched on the legs to help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope without guesswork. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth give you the flexibility to manually point the telescope when it is powered off.

You get two quality Plössl eyepieces to give you observing options right out of the box. If you expand your eyepiece collection, you can store up to seven eyepieces in the 2 accessory trays, one on the tripod and one on the telescope drive base. An adjustable brightness red LED in the fork arm casts a soft red glow onto the accessory tray in the base to make it easier to select a different eyepiece while observing.

If you're interested in astroimaging, the 6" NexStar Evolution 6 is an excellent and very affordable way to get started. It's the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers precision worm gears, along with improved motors, for precise speed control and low periodic error. With the NexStar Evolution's good tracking accuracy, 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 an optional wedge for longer exposures to bring out faint and hidden details in your astrophotos.

Celestron's time-tested Schmidt-Cassegrain optics and industry-standard StarBright XLT optical coatings give you the bright, sharp views Celestron is famous for - making the Evolution 6 a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.

The NexStar Evolution 6 includes built-in wi-fi for cordless operation, a StarPointer red dot finderscope, two 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (38x and 115x), a 1.25" prism star diagonal, an AC adapter for powering the scope and recharging the built-in battery, a computer hand control, and a stainless steel adjustable height tripod with accessory tray.

Tech Details

Aperture 6"
Focal Length 1500mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Heaviest Single Component 25.5 lbs
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Motorized Controls Wireless GoTo
Weight 34.5 lbs
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Resolution 0.76 arc seconds
Supplied Eyepiece 40mm and 13mm Plossl
Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
View Finder StarPointer Red Dot
Visual Limiting Magnitude 13.4
Warranty 2 years

Reviews

Review by:
After doing some research I have found that this is the perfect starter scope. you can get an 8 inch for the same price in a model just down from this but you have to deal with AA Batts, a lot of them and will not be able to operate the features from your phone.

This is the unit I will be getting for me and my granddaughter to search the heavens. (Posted on 11/21/2018)
Review by:
A solid 4.5 star performer!

Pros: Solid WiFi as long as there are not many 2.4GHz WiFi devices around
Great optics.
Accurate tracking, and goto
Light weight
A relatively complete self-contained package
Cons
Tripod on 6/8" mode is sub-par, it is fine for the 6", but the 8" starts pushing the limit of the tripod
The single arm seems designed for 6" in mind as CoG of 8 is off the central axis of the tripod, and that of C9.25 is way off.
Some backlashes on both axes, a bit too much on alt axis

(Posted on 10/28/2018)
Review by:
Perfect for old man. (Posted on 10/6/2018)
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Supplied Accessories

  • Starbright XLT multicoated 6" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optics
  • Built-in wi-fi for smart phone and tablet control
  • Single fork arm design
  • Multicoated 1.25" 40mm (38x) and 13mm (115x) Plössl eyepieces
  • Star Pointer red dot non-magnifying finder
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • 1.25" visual back
  • Dual axis worm gear DC drive (powered by built-in rechargeable battery)
  • NexStar SkyAlign go-to computer hand control 
  • Adjustable height all-metal tripod with combined accessory tray/spreader bar
  • Dust covers.