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Celestron - Nexstar Evolution 8" EdgeHD Telescope with Starsense

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Celestron - Nexstar Evolution 8" EdgeHD Telescope with Starsense

Celestron has joined the best of their reflector telescopes with the best of their computerized AZ mounts.  The Celestron 12096 is an 8" EdgeHD optical tube assembly paired with the Nexstar Evolution alt-azimuth mount with StarSense AutoAlign technology.  A natural progression, this telescope is controlled entirely from your tablet or phone with the SkyPortal app.  

Delight in brilliant EdgeHD optics, with a completely flat field you'll get edge to edge sharpness and coma free views perfect for astroimaging.   These HD optics are an observer's dream too and Celestron's Starbright XLT further enhance the contrast and brightness.  Ample 8" of aperture allow you the details of the planets, moon, the Sun (with proper solar filter) and deep sky objects like star clusters with stunning detail.  

The Nexstar Evolution mount is the only fully computerized, WiFi enabled mount that uses all brass worm gears and superior motors, for excellent tracking and pointing accuracy and minimal error making it a great choice for those looking to enter into astrophotography.  Pair this telescope with the optional wedge to take those long exposures needed for gorgeous astronomy images.  Part of what makes the Nexstar Evolution so revolutionary is the StarSense AutoAlign technology now found in the SkyPortal free telescope control app. Your telescope will align itself, quickly and accurately from a few clicks on your phone or tablet!  This easy to use app also includes advanced mount modeling allowing you to enter up to 10 points of alignment.  That mount modeling will give you the absolute best pointing accuracy possible from horizon to horizon.   

The mount base includes 2 auxiliary ports at the top of the fork arm and 2 at the bottom, for plenty of space to plug in your accessories.   A traditional StarSense controller is included but will not be needed if using the SkyPortal app to control your telescope.  A StarPointer Pro red dot finder, 40mm and 12.5mm eyepieces, and a 1.25" star diagonal are included with the scope along with an international AC adapter.  The Celestron 8HD Nexstar Evolution is ready to use, right out of the box! 

Getting the Free SkyPortal App

Get the app for ultimate, easy to use telescope control.   A full interactive planetarium in the palm of your hand for the best star gazing experience especially in group settings.  Smart guiding let's you now when Jupiter's Red Spot is visible from your location or when a transit will occur and contains a complete library of 120,000 objects.   Now includes StarSense AutoAlign, two taps and your aligning!  This app can be upgraded to SkySafari.   Find SkyPortal on your device's app store and get it, free. 

Two year Celestron warranty. 

Name Celestron - Nexstar Evolution 8" EdgeHD Telescope with Starsense
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-12096
UPC 050234120968
In The Box Celestron 8" EdgeHD Optical Tube Nexstar Evolution Mount 40mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece 12.5mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" Star Diagonal StarSense Hand Controller
Accessory Tray Yes
Alignment Procedures StarSense AutoAlign
Aperture 8"
Approx. Weight 16 lbs. (OTA Only)
Batteries Internal Rechargeable
Database SkyPortal with 120,000 objects
Eyepieces 40mm and 12.5mm 1.25" Plossls
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 38x
Eyepiece 2 Magnification 150x
Focal Length 1500mm
Focal Ratio f/10
GPS Yes
Highest Useful Magnification 480x
Mount Nexstar Evolution
Optical Coatings Starbright XLT
Power Internal Battery or AC Adapter - Included
Power Supply AC Adapter Included
Resolution (Dawes) .57 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) .59 arc seconds
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Tripod Stainless Steel
Warranty 2 Years

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