Celestron NexStar Evolution 5 SCT Telescope

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    Celestron NexStar Evolution 5 SCT Telescope

    • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
    • Compact, portable 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings
    • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
    • Rechargeable internal lithium-iron phosphate battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing.
    • 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 smart device

    The most user-friendly telescope ever
    Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution 5 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 5 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 5 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.

    Setting up your NexStar Evolution 5 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 fit for astroimaging
    If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 5-inch NexStar Evolution 5 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. The telescope also includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, and an AC adapter.

    “5-star overall rating”
    -BBC Sky at Night Magazine

    The NexStar Evolution is 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.

    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture 125mm (5″)
    Focal Length 1250mm (49″)
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57″)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 31x
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13mm (.51″)
    Magnification of Eyepiece 2 96x
    Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
    Star Diagonal 90° Prism – 1.25″
    Optical Tube Aluminum
    Highest Useful Magnification 295x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
    Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 51mm (2″)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 40%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 17%
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Tube Length 330mm (13″)
    Optical Tube Diameter 152mm (6″)
    Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs (4.54 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 38 lbs (17.23 kg)
    Included Items NexStar Evolution OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | NexStar+ Hand Control | 40mm & 13mm eyepiece | Red dot finderscope | Visual Back | Star Diagonal | 4 plug AC adapter

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