Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" Edge HD with Starsense

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  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" Edge HD with Starsense

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    • Regular price $2,299.00
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    • Apeture: 203.2mm (8")
    • Focal Ratio: f/10
    • Focal Length: 2032mm
    • Star Diagonal & 2 Eyepieces Included!
    • 2 Year Warranty!

    Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" Edge HD with Starsense

    The NexStar Evolution from Celestron just keeps pushing the boundaries, ascending further and further beyond it's past iterations. In this latest evolution it has once more outdone itself! Pairing Celestrons finest quality optics with cutting edge technology, the NexStar Evolution Edge HD is an incredibly versatile and portable telescope system. You can enjoy Edge HD quality optics in conjunction with the StarSense Auto-Align system on the renowned Evolution mount, and control it all from your tablet or phone!

    The Innovative NexStar Evolution Edge HD lets you enjoy EdgeHD optics while controlling the telescope wirelessly through the SkyPortal app. (Free download available at app stores.) The system has been equipped with Starsense Auto-Alignment, allowing Go-To Alignment to be performed automatically once you tap "Connect and Align"! Observing, astro-imaging, and automatic wireless alignment are all bundled into a compact yet mechanically solid setup. This is the most capable, easy-to-use and ready-for-action system Celestron has ever offered!

    The NexStar Evolution was an innovative design in it's own right when it was initially introduced, combining both high quality Schidt-Cassegrain optical design and computerized Go-To systems in a compact single arm fork mount as it did. And of course, technology and optics have evolved and changed over the years, with the quality of what can be included increasing yearly. On the technology side, they added StarSense AutoAlign for their go-to telescopes, as well as WiFi telescope control with the 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. These are the features that have combined to form this absolutely brilliant system, forming the stellar quality Evolution Edge HD with Starsense.

    Celestron has melded the StarSense Auto-Align technology with 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. Even the most advanced telescope users will love using StarSense AutoAlign through the app. This affordable accessory replaces the expensive software usually used for advanced mount modeling. This built in mount modeling helps you get superb pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. When your alignment needs to be perfect, add up to 10 additional calibration stars to achieve a new level of accuracy, great for locating objects in the camera's field of view for astro-imaging.

    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. Tracking is great, and so too is the flat-field, coma-free EdgeHD optical system.You can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera.

    But of course, the crisp and clear views provided by the Edge HD optics of this telescope are useful for purely visual users just as much as they are for imagers, the sharp and bright views just as splendid for those who wish to observe the night sky as they are for those who wish to capture it.

    NexStar Evolution is equipped with 4 auxiliary ports--2 on top of the fork and 2 on the bottom. A StarSense hand control is still included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the app. The telescope also includes a StarPointer Pro finderscope, two 1.25" Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25" star diagonal, and an international AC adapter.

    Manufacturer Product Number: 12096

    Additional Information

    Alignment ProcedureStar Alignment then SkyAlign then Solar System Align then StarSense Auto Align
    Aperture203 mm (8")
    Case IncludedNo
    Diagonal Included 1.25" Star Diagonal
    Finder IncludedStarPointer Pro
    Focal RatioF/10
    Free ShippingYes
    GPS includedNo
    Hand Controller includedNo
    Highest Useful Magnification480
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude14
    Mount TypeAlt Azimuth / GoTo
    Objects in DatabaseOver 120000 including 220 of the most popular deep sky and solar system objects
    Optical CoatingsCelestron XLT
    Optical DesignCassegrain
    OTA Mount TypeSingle Arm
    Power Adapter IncludedAC Wall Adapter
    Telescope SeriesCelestron NexStar Evolution
    Tracking ModesLunar & Sidereal & Solar
    Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Steel Legs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    • NexStar Evolution 8" Telescope
    • One-Armed Fork Alt-Azimuth Design Mount
    • Tripod with Adjustable Steel Legs and a spreader Accessory Tray
    • Hand-Controller
    • Edge HD Optics
    • Starsense Auto-Alignment
    • StarPointer Pro finderscope
    • Two 1.25" Plossl eyepieces
    • One 1.25" star diagonal
    • One International AC Adapter
    • Two Year Warranty!

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