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Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 EdgeHD,Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope +Nexstar Case
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
SKU: ACEL12096K1

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  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 HD With Starsense Telescope
  • Celestron Optical Tube Carrying Case

Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" EdgeHD SCT GoTo Telescope with Starsense

The NexStar Evolution keeps evolving. Celestron paired its best optics with the best technology to make an incredible versatile and portable telescope system. Now, enjoy EdgeHD 8” optics and StarSense AutoAlign on the renowned Evolution mount, all controlled from your favorite tablet or phone.

When NexStar Evolution was introduced, it paired two of Celestron’s most acclaimed innovations, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and computerized go-to optics, in a compact single fork arm mount. The technology and optics continued to evolve over the years. On the technology side, Celestron added StarSense AutoAlign for the go-to telescopes, as well as WiFi telescope control with over the new SkyPortal app. With optics, EdgeHD flat-field and coma-free astro-imaging systems were made to accommodate modern imaging with cameras of all types, especially larger format CCD and DSLR cameras. Now all of these innovations have come together in one telescope package: The NexStar Evolution 8" EdgeHD. The NexStar Evolution 8" EdgeHD covers all bases for compact and easy to use, and is perfectly capable for any observing to astro-imaging pursuit.

Superior Fit

If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 8" NexStar Evolution EdgeHD is an excellent way to jump in. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors. Tracking is great, and so too is the flat-field, coma-free EdgeHD optical system.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 Celestrons Wedge for NexStar Evolution to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.

Of course, the EdgeHD 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 StarSense hand control is still included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the app.

Technologies

Celestron added the StarSense AutoAlign technology to the SkyPortal app, making SkyPortal the most advanced telescope control app offered. StarSense not only automatically aligns itself from your smartdevice, it also has advanced mount modeling, allowing you enter up to 10 alignment points for the most precision pointing accuracy possible. Even the most advanced telescope users will love using StarSense AutoAlign through the app. This affordable accessory replaces the expensive software usually used for advanced mount modeling.

With built-in mount modeling, you'll get superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. When your alignment needs to be perfect, add up to 10 additional calibration stars to achieve a new level of accuracy, great for locating objects in the camera’s field of view for astroimaging.

SkyPortal App

Access the sky and control your telescope from an interactive planetarium on your smart device with a free SkyPortal app – provides the best star gazing experience for you and your friends and family – know when Jupiter’s Great Red Spot will be visible, including shadow transits, planetary occultations, conjunctions, or pick the best deep sky objects to view such as galaxies and nebulae. Learn about these objects with informative backstories and beautiful image galleries, then see them for yourself through the telescope!

Controls everything, including StarSense. Tap Connect and Align and let StarSense automatically align the telescope for you. Upgradable to SkySafari Plus and SkySafari Pro.

  • WiFi telescope control
  • Superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon
  • Brass worm gears, along with improved motors
  • Flat-field, coma-free EdgeHD optical system
  • Bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Advanced mount modeling
  • Equipped with 4 auxiliary ports
  • Control from an interactive planetarium on your smart device
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8" EdgeHD SCT GoTo Telescope with Starsense
  • StarPointer Pro Finderscope
  • 2 x 1.25” Plossl Eyepieces
  • 1.25” Star Diagonal
  • International AC adapter
  • StarSense Hand Control

Celestron Optical Tube Carrying Case for NexStar 8, 9.25 & 11 inch Optical Tube

Carry your stargazing gear in safety and style with the NexStar 8" Optical Tube Assemblies Case from Celestron!

Designed for quality and convenience, the NexStar case has a hard outer frame and a dense interior that allows you to deepen your astronomical study with the use of an optical tube assembly while never having to worry about your equipment being dropped or otherwise damaged. While the case is designed for an 8” assembly, it also can accommodate the 9.25” and 11” units. The travel case features a hard EVA-molded outer shell, flexible enough to easily handle and tough enough to protect your gear. The NexStar case also includes a convenient storage zipper pocket with room for expansion where you can store several telescope accessories. The interior of the case features two foam spacers and a built-in compression strap to customize the case to fit each telescope model. To round out its benefits, the case also comes equipped with three handles, durable wheels and a zippered accessory pouch.

With the Celestron NexStar 8” Case, you have everything you need to enhance your observation of the deep sky while being certain that all of your equipment is safe and protected. 

The Celestron Optical Tube Carrying Case was specifically designed to carry the 8, 9.25, or 11 inch NexStar SE series telescope. It can also fit the Schmidt-Cassegrain or EdgeHD optical tube. The case is made from  EVA molded plastic that creates a hard yet flexible shell.  It has an expandable storage zipper pocket for accessories. The inside of the case has foam spacers and a built-in compression strap help you customize the case and keep any mode tightly secured for transport. The case has wheels and a telescoping handle to make transportation easier.  

  • Carrying case for NexStar SE, Evolution and EdgeHD telescopes with an 8”, 9.25” or 11” optical tube
  • Space for carrying accessories
  • Durable, EVA molded construction
  • Thick foam padding along all walls
  • Roller wheels for easy transportation
  • Celestron Optical Tube Carrying Case for NexStar 8, 9.25, & 11 Inch Optical Tube Assemblies

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