- field rotation
- space galaxy
- star alignment
My goal after shedding my C11 and the 30 Lbs of counterweights that go with it, was to get something light and capable. Capable of what? Observing the entire Messier list and could I be so brazen as to expect this mount to track a deep space galaxy without polar alignment and running in Alt/Az mode? Yes it can! Turns out this mount has high precision brass worm gears and very accurate tracking right out of the box. I used 30 second subs to avoid field rotation (use a wedge if you need to do longer exposures). I'm still stunned it was able to track the Whirlpool Galaxy with me messing around not even remembering first time to put the reducer on the scope. So it imaged the Whirlpool Galaxy at F10 with just a two star alignment. I loved the mount so much, I put a C8 on it. But the C6 is a great scope - it will smoke a 5" refractor on Jupiter (perfect colour - 1500 mm focal length). Those Galaxy pics were done off the cuff - after two years of being on the couch - LOL!
I am getting all the additional information and accessories to complete a so far great experience. Only problem i'm having being confined to a mobil scooter for amputees is moving the unit in and out of my home. Do need a transportation device that would make this manageable. Other wise the telescope is worth every penny I have put into it
The Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6" is my first telescope. I bought it about a week ago, and have only had one chance to use it, due to weather. It is very quick and easy to set up. I followed the super simple instructions on how to align the scope, and it worked perfectly! I was able to point at an object and select "go to", and the scope found and centered it perfectly! I was amazed at the detail I saw in Jupiter and it's moons. I could easily see the bands and the red spot. I am eager to get out to some really dark areas away from town to take a look at some deep sky objects. I can't get over how easy this scope is to use!!