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Celestron NexStar Evolution 6-Inch SCT GoTo Telescope

  • mfr: 12090
  • SKU: 12090-CELESTRON
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Product highlights

  • Built-in wireless network
  • Includes its own built-in battery
  • Large, ergonomic handles
  • Metal accessory tray with indentations
  • Features the Aptina AR0132 CMOS imaging sensor
  • View and capture live video of the Sun, Moon, and planets on your computer
  • Manually adjust gain, exposure time, and frame rate
  • Machined aluminum 1.25-inch adapter barrel with C-threads

Celestron NexStar Evolution 6-Inch SCT GoTo Telescope

Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 6, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet. Connect your device to NexStar Evolution’s built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android.

Use the planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time, or display a list of celestial objects currently visible based on your time and location. Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes.

User Friendly

Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback. It offers many thoughtful design features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars. Forget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in battery. With this ultra-long life lithium-iron phosphate battery, you’ll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use NexStar Evolution’s USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session. 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.

All-Metal Tripod

Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The all-metal tripod features a metal accessory tray with indentations for storing and carrying the tripod. During setup, leg etchings help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off. Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.

Superior Tracking

If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 6-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, along with improved motors. NexStar Evolution’s tracking accuracy is so impressive, you can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add our HD Pro Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. NexStar Evolution compatible with the wedge when used with the CPC tripod (sold separately).

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--2 on top of the fork and 2 on the bottom. A classic NexStar+ hand control is included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the mobile app.

Specifications

Optical Tube Assembly
Aperture 150mm
Focal Length 1500mm
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Tripod
Tripod Weight 6.8 lbs
Material Stainless Steel
Mount
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

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You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
Oh no! Please contact our customer service team so we can resolve the issue immediately. You can call us on 1.800.221.0828, email us at [email protected], or send us a message here.  
We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

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All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

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Flexible, Easy Returns

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Ratings and reviews

Celestron NexStar Evolution 6-Inch SCT GoTo Telescope

Celestron NexStar Evolution 6-Inch SCT GoTo Telescope SKU: 12090-CELESTRON

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great telescope, great service. Having owned a NexStar SE and a CPC, I must say that the Evolution is a perfect combination, portability and stability at the same time. The telescope had an issue with the main board controller, however since I live outside the USA it was imposible to send it back. I can say that FOCUSCAMERA took that into account and we found the best solution. Great customer support!
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "i bought this as a kit with a case so my son could take it to camp and he loves it. I dont know how to use it but my son who is an Astronomy lover got it right away."
Date published: 2015-10-27
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