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Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope Bundle - 12091-BUN1
Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope Bundle
Should any of your bundle items be unavailable to ship with your telescope, we will notify you via email with the option to ship them separately as soon as they become available at no additional cost to you.
- This special Celestron 8" Evolution telescope bundle includes useful telescope accessories that have been hand-picked by High Point Scientific to provide you with a quality astronomy experience!
- The Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 offers 8" of aperture to show you the universe in stunning detail, and you can use your tablet or smartphone to control it with Celestron's iOS or Android app!
- This bundle includes a 13-piece 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Kit and the Celestron Flexible Dew Shield. With these accessories, you'll have an amazing choice of magnifications and planetary filters, and should dew strike, you'll be ready with a flexible dew shield that installs in seconds.
Celestron NexStar Evolution 8” Telescope Highlights
- Control your NexStar Evolution telescope wirelessly from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet! Use the free Celestron SkyPortal mobile app with planetarium interface and SkyAlign technology
- This model of the NexStar Evolution includes a portable 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
- The computerized Evolution GoTo mount includes high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
- Included rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
- The Celestron NexStar Evolution has an 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
More About the Celestron NexStar Evolution 8” Telescope
Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with the NexStar Evolution! It is the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi so you can 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. The proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes.
NexStar Evolution - the Most User Friendly Telescope Ever!
Celestron engineers designed the 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 lithium-ion battery so that you will be able to enjoy stargazing marathons of 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.
Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The steel tripod features leg etchings to 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.
Enjoy Superior Tracking While Astro-Imaging!
If you’re interested in astro-imaging, the Celestron 8” NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers 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 astronomical imaging, you can add the Celestron Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.
Of course, the 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.
The 8” NexStar Evolution includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal,and an AC adapter. A hand controller is available optionally.
Celestron 8” NexStar Evolution Specifications
- Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Aperture: 203.2 mm
- Focal Length: 2032 mm
- Focal Ratio: 10
- Focal Length of Eyepiece: 40 mm
- Magnification of Eyepiece: 51x
- Finderscope: StarPointer (Includes 3V CR2032 lithium button battery)
- Star Diagonal: 1.25"
- Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
- Tripod: Stainless Steel
- Power Requirements: Internal Battery Included
- 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: 843x
- Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 2.5 in (64 mm)
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 36%
- Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 9.77%
- Optical Tube Length: 17 in
- Total Telescope Kit Weight: 40.6 lb
- Max Slew Speed: 4 degrees per second
- Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
- Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
- Communication Ports: 1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories
- App Database: Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
- USB Charge Port: Yes
About the Celestron Flexible Dew Shield
A Dew Shield, aka Dew Cap or Lens Shade, is a closed length of metal or plastic that is designed to fit on the front end of your telescope. Once installed, it will reduce the amount of dew that builds up on the corrector plate. The Celestron Flexible Dew Shield can also serve as a Lens Shade by preventing stray light from falling on the corrector plate, which greatly improves contrast. The Celestron Dew Shield is made of a heavy duty material that, unlike aluminum, can lie flat when not in use. It incorporates a clever dual Velcro strip, so that users can adjust the shade to a size that fits either a Celestron 6” or 8” telescope.
About the 13-piece Eyepiece & Filter Kit*
This eyepiece and filter kit is an amazing deal and will allow you to match your telescope’s magnification to different types of celestial objects, such as the Moon, the planets, brighter compact deep-sky objects such as star clusters and larger, more diffuse objects like galaxies and nebulae. Use any of your eyepieces alone, or pair them with the included 2X Barlow to double the magnification! Not counting any eyepieces you receive as standard equipment with your telescope, that means you will have ten (10) magnifications to choose from!
You will also receive six filters to use while viewing the planets. It takes some experimentation, but different colored filters will make details on a planet’s surface or cloud structure more prominent. These glass filters have threaded aluminum cells that screw onto the bottom of any of the eyepieces in this kit, as well as other 1.25” eyepieces you purchase later. Before long, you will know exactly which filter to use to more easily see, for instance, the polar ice caps on Mars or storms in the cloud structure of Jupiter.
All of the eyepieces and filters in this kit come stored in an aluminum case. Inside you will find protective foam that cushions your astronomy accessories. The case may be silver or black, it all depends on our availability at the time, but either way, you will find that there is some extra room for more telescope eyepieces, filters, or other small accessories.
*Please Note: The brand of the eyepiece & filter kit you receive will depend upon availability. Rest assured that you will receive five (5) 1.25 eyepieces, a 2X 1.25” Barlow lens and six (6) 1.25” filters in an aluminum case, however, the focal lengths of the eyepieces and the color of the filters, while all of similar quality, will vary slightly, and the aluminum case will be either silver or black. The pictures shown are representative of the number and type of accessories you will receive in the case, but the styling of the eyepieces and filter colors may vary.