This is a Celestron NeXStar Evolution 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain with Starbright XLT optical coatings. It has the capability of using their free SkyPortal app for an apple or an android phone or tablet. It has the built in rechargeable lithium ion battery. I am including an upgraded XLT coated adapter celestron sells separately. This 90 degree adapter works with both 1.25 and 2 inch lenses that also has the Starbright XLT optical coating as well as the one that come with the telescope that does not have the upgraded coating. This telescope has the computerized GoTo mount with high performance brass worm gears for improved tracking, accuracy and reduced shaking and backlash for more accurate alignment. It also includes the carrying case shown with 4 eyepieces. The first eyepiece is the Celestron plossl 40mm fully multi-coated eyepiece, 2 (two) X-Cel LX eyepieces an 18mm and 9mm and also a TeleVue 5mm DeLite eyepiece (The eye pieces are all 1.25 but with the adapter you can use 2 inch eyepieces if you have any). This covers the range very well. Saturn and Jupiter look amazing through the Tele Vue eyepiece which is considered one of the best eyepieces on the market by many people. It also includes the StarSense Auto Align addition that allows automatic alignment with the sky and will automatically take you to the desired planet, star, cluster ect. with the push of a button. It only takes about 3 minutes to align itself with the stars and the sky and then knows what is in view and where it is. This is an amazing feature for people who are not familiar with where planets, stars and galaxies are and is a huge time saver so you can spend time viewing; instead of hunting the skys for the objects you wish to view. It comes with the eyepiece case a red light I have only used this telescope about 8 times and since I have had back surgery and can not set up and take down a telescope anymore so unfortunately this hobby is over for me. I wish I could keep it but I am almost 50 years old and do not wish to suffer the pain of any more surgeries. This telescope is like new there is not a scratch on it and I have all of the original boxes, manuals etc. I have not registered it with Celestron so you can do that and the warranty will be with you. This is a great deal for someone who loves astronomy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. the StarSense auto align is usually about $360,00 and the X-Cel eyepieces are usually about $80+ a piece then the 2 inch and 1.25 XLT coated adapter is about another $150. Tele Vue eyepieces are very expensive this is not the most expensive or the least but is a very good fit for a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and give you an amazing view. I am asking $1,800 plus shipping and have a lot of extras but make me a reasonable offer and we will make this happen! The eyepieces come with the case and I have all of the literature along with all of the original boxes. This is a GREAT deal for someone looking for an outstanding telescope with lots of extras at a very reasonable price. Like I said I am open to offers.
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