Celestron NexStar Evolution 5

£1,225.00

  • Compact, portable 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
  • Computerised GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable internal lithium-iron 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
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Description

Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 5, their most compact and portable Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi in their range. The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike. With its built-in WiFi 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. Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes.

Celestron engineers designed 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 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 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 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.

If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 5-inch NexStar Evolution 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).

The NexStar Evolution range 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 adaptor.

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture125mm (5″)
Focal Length1250mm (49″)
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 140mm (1.57″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 131x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 213mm (.51″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 296x
FinderscopeStarPointer Red Dot Finderscope
Star Diagonal90° Prism – 1.25″
Optical TubeAluminium
Highest Useful Magnification295x
Lowest Useful Magnification18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction51mm (2″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter40%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area17%
Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length330mm (13″)
Optical Tube Diameter152mm (6″)
Optical Tube Weight10 lbs (4.54 kg)
DovetailCG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity25 lbs (11 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)1193.8mm – 1752.6mm (47″ – 69″)
Tripod Leg Diameter31.75mm (1.25″) Stainless Steel
Mount Head Weight16 lbs (7 kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds – max speed 4°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesAlt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityCG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)
Autoguide portNo
USB PortYes, Hand Control input and Mount output
Power RequirementsInternal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)
Motor DriveDC servo motors
Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, 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 CorrectionNo
Computerised Hand Control2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
NexStar+ DatabaseOver 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
SoftwareCelestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight38 lbs (17.23 kg)
Included ItemsNexStar 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
Downloads

Schmidt-Cassegrain Optics Manual

NexStar Evolution Manual

Addendum for NexStar Evolution Telescopes

Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software Instruction Manual

NexRemote Telescope Control Software

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

CPWI Software

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Weight19 kg
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