User-friendly telescope with WiFi
The Celestron telescopes reach a new level with the NexStar Evolution 6, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. This telescope comes with a free app for iOS and Android, so you can use your mobile device to control it. With a tap on your smartphone or tablet you can easily slew to all the best celestial objects. The NexStar Evolution series contains the most user-friendly telescopes ever, thanks to the rechargeable battery and the quick and easy setup.
About the Celestron SkyPortal app
For this Celestron telescope there is a special app called SkyPortal. You can download this app for free for your iOS or Android device. You can easily connect your device to this NexStar Evolution's built-in wireless network and explore the universe with this mobile app. The planetarium interface contains 120.000 celestial objects. You can use this interface to view the night sky in real time or display a list of celestial objects currently visible based on your time and location. Celestron's alignment procedure, SkyAlign, is built into the mobile app, so you're ready so see the stars and planets within minutes.
Rechargeable battery and USB charge port
The NexStar Evolution 6 is the first consumer telescope with a built-in rechargeable battery. This ultra-long life lithium-ion phosphate battery enables you to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. The telescope is also provided with a USB charge port, so you can charge other devices that need to stay powered on during an observing session. This feature is very helpful when you're using the SkyPortal app on your tablet or smartphone and the battery is running low. An intelligent power management system senses when battery levels are low and goes into power-saving mode to keep your telescope running for as long as possible.
Setting up your NexStar Evolution is very easy with the large, ergonomic handles. Manual clutches in both the altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off. During setup, leg etchings help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. The tripod, made of metal, features a handy metal accessory tray with indentations for storing and carrying the tripod. In the two accessory trays you can store up to seven eyepieces. One of the trays is provided with a led illuminator.
Suitable for astroimaging
Are you planning to use your telescope for astroimaging? This 6-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent and affordable way to get started. This fork-mounted telescope offers high-performance brass worm gears, along with improved motors. This computerized GoTo mount offers improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash. Thanks to the impressive tracking accuracy, you can capture wonderful images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula. The only thing you have to do is attach your DSLR camera to this catadioptric telescope.
StarBright XLT optical coatings
The Celestron NexStar Evolution is equiped with a 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings. This optical system offers bright, sharp views on stars, planets and other celestial objects. Th telescope is provided with four auxiliary ports: two on top of the fork and two on the bottom. Of course a classic NexStar+ hand control is included, but you will not need it when using NexStar Evolution with the mobile app. The telescope also includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25" Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25" star diagonal and an AC adapter.