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Control your telescope wirelessly from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free Celestron mobile app with planetarium interface and SkyAlign technology Compact, portable 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash Rechargeable lithium-ion 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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I give the Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 a rating of 4.5 out of 5.0 and highly recommend it to both beginners as well as experienced telescope users.
I have been using telescopes since my first one at age 7 over 55 years ago. The NexStar Evolution 6 is truly a 21st-century instrument that largely lives up to the claims made for it.
I teach astronomy at a local 4-year university and have been responsible for making departmental purchase recommendations for amateur-sized telescopes for most of the past ten years. Our collection of portable “rooftop” telescopes include 4 Orion 8-inch Intelliscope reflectors, 2 Vixen ED80sf refractors on Porta Mounts, 2 Celestron 8-inch CPC SCTs, and a Celestron NexStar SE6 SCT.
Because we do several public observing nights during each academic semester, the decision was made about seven years ago to acquire telescopes that had motorized go-to systems. Two C-8 CPCs were purchased, and both worked right out of...
It's a pretty nice scope once you get the hang of using it! I've had one scope before this, and probably only used it about twice. I was looking at the Nexstar SE series of scopes, and was going to get an 8 SE. However I really liked the features of this one. Built in battery, Wi-Fi, the smoother gears, etc.
The tricky part for me on the first night was actually using the 3 star alignment. I didn't realize that for each star, you find it first in the finder scope, then center the star in the actual eye piece on the scope. Once I figured that out, it worked great.
I did have one complaint with this, which may be able to be remedied, but I didn't really look into it. The included hand controller is almost impossible to read whenever words are scrolling across the screen at night. I've just been using the iPad app, which works awesome. The coolest thing to see for me was Orion's nebula. There wasn't any color, really (Which I've come to find that you don't get too...
This is a beautiful addition to a family household of for people who are clueless about telescope operation. This fully motorized thing will find the stars, planets, systems for you, and then its apps (for phones, tablets) give you spoken details, diagrams and pictures about what you are seeing. The manufacturer, Celestron, are super helpful regarding parts, operation etc. Seems like they're all wide eyed enthusiasts at the company. A total joy. Don't skimp, get this one.
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