Celestron is celebrating its 60th birthday this year in 2020. To commemorate this occasion they have produced a special edition limited run, of only 600 units worldwide, of their highly popular NexStar Evolution 8″HD telescope.
This special limited edition Evolution 8″ HD comes with Celestron’s EdgeHD optical system which corrects for coma and field curvature to give views and images through the telescope which are sharp edge-to-edge. It also comes as standard with StarSense AutoAlign technology which automatically performs the required initial telescope sky alignment within a few minutes. The internal Lithium-based battery means you don’t have to worry about carrying an external power source and the telescope can operate for up to ~10 hours. Operating the telescope could not be easier. It comes with a NexStar+ handset but the mount also includes built-in WiFi so you can control the telescope wirelessly using Celestron’s easy to use FREE SkyPortal app for iOS or Android devices.
To differentiate this special limited edition telescope from the standard version, Celestron have gone back to using a carbon-fibre optical tube material which they used in some of their ranges a few decades ago, along with a 60th anniversary decal. Apart from looking “cool” carbon fibre has very low expansion meaning that the optical system maintains its focus during changes in ambient temperature. Furthermore the telescope features their vintage-style mounting base plate with serial number, rear telescope optical tube badging and silver-grey coloured locking knobs (with interchangeable altitude clutch emblems).
It also comes complete with upgraded 2″ SCT-fitting mirror diagonal with 1.25″ adaptor and three eyepieces including a 2″ low power variant and a larger aperture StarPointer Pro red-dot finderscope.
You can find out more about this telescope here.
This telescope is only available in VERY limited quantities – once it has gone, its gone! You can order your 60th anniversary Limited Edition Evolution 8″ HD directly from ourselves or from one of our authorised Celestron dealers.