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NexStar Evolution 8 HD
Computerised Telescope
Limited Edition
60th Anniversay
with Carbon Fibre OTA, Starsense, WiFi and Integrated Lithium-iron battery

60th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION - Only 600 units will be produced, each with a unique serial number and certificate of authenticity signed by Celestron pioneer Alan Hale and CEO Corey Lee

CARBON FIBER 8” EDGEHD OPTICAL TUBE - Carbon fiber minimizes thermal expansion with ambient temperature changes while EdgeHD optics provide superb visual and astroimaging performance free of coma and field curvature

Retro details and all-new look with vintage-style badging and logos and a set of 3 interchangeable commemorative “spinner” emblems

Rechargeable lithium-iron phosphate battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing

Built-in WiFi - no hand control required! Use your smartphone or tablet to control the telescope via WiFi

StarSense AutoAlign automatically aligns your telescope in about 3 minutes

Fastar compatible so you can image deep sky objects at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge

NexStar Evolution mount packed with convenient features including a USB charge port, adjustable lighting, precision machined worm gears for both axes, and more

Accessories included: three quality eyepieces - 32mm (2"), 9mm and 15mm (1.25"), StarPointer Pro™ finderscope, StarSense AutoAlign, 2" Star Diagonal w/1.25" adapter, spinner emblems, and a certificate of authenticity individually numbered and signed by Celestron pioneer Alan Hale and CEO Corey Lee

  • Optical Design EdgeHD
  • Aperture 203.2mm (8")
  • Focal Length 2032mm (80")
  • Focal Ratio f/10
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 32mm (1.26")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 64x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 15mm (.59")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 2 135x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 3 9mm (.34")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 3 226x
  • Finderscope StarPointer Pro™ finderscope
  • Star Diagonal 2" Star Diagonal w/ 1.25" adapter
  • Optical Tube Carbon Fiber
  • Highest Useful Magnification 480x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm (2.5")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
  • Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
  • Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
  • Optical Tube Diameter 238mm (9.37")
  • Optical Tube Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
  • Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
  • Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
  • Instrument load capacity 25 lbs (11 kg)
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1193.8mm - 1752.6mm (47" – 69")
  • Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") Stainless Steel
  • Mount Head Weight 16 lbs (7 kg)
  • Accessory Tray Yes
  • Tripod Weight 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
  • Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
  • Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
  • GPS N/A
  • Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 saddle plate
  • Number of Auxiliary ports 4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)
  • Autoguide port No
  • USB Port Yes, Hand Control input and Mount output
  • Power Requirements Internal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium-iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)
  • Motor Drive DC servo motors
  • Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Quick-Align, Last Alignment, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
  • Periodic Error Correction No
  • Computerized Hand Control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
  • NexStar+ Database Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
  • Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App
  • Total Kit Weight 42 lbs (19.05 kg)
Included Items
  • NexStar Evolution HD OTA
  • Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
  • Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi
  • Integrated Lithium-iron battery
  • StarSense Hand Control
  • 32mm - 2" eyepiece
  • 9mm and 15mm - 1.25" eyepieces
  • StarPointer Pro™ finderscope
  • 2" Star Diagonal
  • 3 Spinner emblems
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • 4 plug AC adapter
2 Year Warranty
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