Celestron – NexStar Evolution 8 WiFi Enabled Computerized Telescope – 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SCT – Control via Smartphone App – 10-Hour Lithium Battery – iPhone and Android Compatible
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“This robotic WiFi telescope is the coolest app-cessory in the galaxy” – Wired Meet NexStar Evolution 8, the first WiFi-enabled Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet. Celestron’s SkyPortal app for iPhone and Android makes it easy. Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution to be the most user-friendly computerized telescope ever. Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the app, so you’re ready to observe in minutes. From there, use the planetarium interface or the list of Tonight’s Best objects to select a target to view. Forget about batteries or an external power supply; NexStar Evolution includes a lithium-iron phosphate battery that lasts 10 hours. You can even use the telescope’s USB port to charge your phone while you observe. Setting up NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth allow you to manually point the telescope when powered off. If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 8-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears and improved motors. NexStar Evolution’s tracking accuracy is so impressive that you can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera. Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike. NexStar Evolution is equipped with 4 auxiliary ports. A classic NexStar+ hand control is included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the mobile app. The telescope also includes a StarPointer red dot finderscope, 2 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a star diagonal, and an AC adapter.
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COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE WITH WIFI FUNCTIONALITY: Explore the Universe and control your telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android! Select any object from the app’s database and the telescope locates and tracks it automatically.
CELESTRON’S LEGENDARY 8” SCHMIDT-CASSEGRAIN OPTICAL TUBE: See the difference! Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings provides stunning views.
SUPERIOR TRACKING ACCURACY: This computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass worm gears and motors tracks objects smoothly as they appear to drift across the night sky. Ideal for star parties and astroimaging.
BUILT-IN 10-HOUR LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERY: Forget about buying an external power supply. Celestron’s LiFePO4 battery is built right in for the safest, most reliable power anywhere.
EASY TO USE IN THE FIELD: Enjoy the improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your phone.
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