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Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD NexStar Evolution 8 StarSense GoTo

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More about the series NexStar Evo...

Evolution -the next step in portable telescopes!

  • built-in WLAN module - instead of using the hand controller, you can also wirelessly control the NexStar Evolution with your iOS or Android SmartPhone or with a tablet. Use the free Celestron SkyPortal app,which includes planetarium software and SkyAlign! Of course you can also use the classical NexStar hand control with the telescopes too.
  • lithium-ion battery - forget cable clutter or having to use expensive 'Power Tanks'! The built-in (and replaceable) battery can power the telescope for one night (ten hours) and even allows you to recharge your smartphone via USB port. The enclosed power pack included lets you recharge the built-in battery.
  • even more ergonomic - Celestron's innovative product design, first introduced with CPC telescopes, can now also be found in NexStar telescopes. These include not only a more powerful drive, but also many small touches that make observing more comfortable - a very stable tripod whose accessory tray does not need to be removed before folding it up. The flat surface of the mount also serves as a place for keeping your eyepieces handy and has been provided with rubber armouring. A very discreet red light helps you locates your accessories more easily in the dark. A handle located on the fork arm and a handhold on the fork base makes the mount very easy to handle.

The Celestron EdgeHD telescope: Corrected image - sharp right up to the edges!

EdgeHD is the name for Celestron’s “aplanatic Schmidt Cassegrain telescope”. After over 50 years of success, Celestron has revolutionised the classic Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.

EdgeHD telescopes ( "Edge High Definition") are true astrographs. This optical system delivers distortion-free, sharp images right to the edge of the visual field. This means that not only the coma outwith the optical axis is corrected, as is the case in currently available “coma-free” lens designs, but also field curvature.

Lots of optical systems are advertised as “astrographs”. As desired, they display stars with pin-sharp clarity, but along a curved image plane. Photographing this using a camera results in a noticeable image field curvature which rises towards the edge of the image field, resulting in increasing star size and aberations with larger sensors. The stars at the edge expand into small rings (“doughnuts”). As well as the coma, the Celestron Edge HD telescopes correct field curvature right up to the edge of the image. This also significantly improves resolution and magnitude limits in comparison to rival optical systems.

The XLT multi-coating helps to give the EdgeHD scopes a significant performance boost compared to similar systems on the market.

The Edge HD telescopes’ mechanisms and lens tube have been fully overhauled:

  • mirror clamps hold the primary mirror securely in any desired position without putting pressure on the optical elements. The image is stable, even during long exposure times.
  • Air vents behind the primary mirror provide fast air exchange so that the lens cools amazingly quickly. Thanks to an air filter system, dust is prevented from entering the lens tube.

StarSense AutoAlign: The most exciting new development for many years - this technique has revolutionized amateur astronomy!

'SkyProdigy' technology for retrofitting to almost any Celestron GoTo telescope! For alt-azimuth mounted telescopes it allows alignment without GPS, without having to enter coordinates, without having to align with the North Pole and to level, and without the hassle of having to use alignment stars. The telescope is ready to use in just three minutes - without the user needing to input anything, and without any prior knowledge of stars or astronomy required. Just turn it on, wait 3 minutes and you can slew to any visible celestial object at the push of a button!

The secret of the StarSense technology is a small camera module which is mounted on the telescope and functions as a finder. It takes 3 wide angle photos of different areas of the sky and the StarSense hand controller then analyzes these photos and calculates the position of other objects in the night sky. This so-called professional 'plate solving' technology has been brought onto the market by Celestron and made available to amateur astronomers at an affordable price for the first time.

The StarSense module is part of the StarSense hand controller, both of which are included in the price.

The StarSense module can be used with almost all GoTo alt-azimuth and equatorial mounts from the last 10 years. The StarSense module has a lot of advantages when used with equatorial mounts. Although polar alignment is still required, this can be carried out in just a few minutes using the new Celestron 'AllStar' procedure, which can use any star! Simply enter location and time, select and find a star from the database, bring it into the centre of the crosshairs, using the azimuth and elevation adjustments, and you have finished! StarSense then employs its fully automatic '3-minute plate solving procedure' for establishing the precise orientation, without any additional input from the user required, as for alt-azimuth mounts. The complicated, tedious finding and centering of guide stars is no longer required. Another advantage of StarSense is an extreme improvement in the positioning accuracy by the T-point procedure.

In a similar way to some high-end mounts, many stars can be 'mapped', i.e. positioned exactly in the center of the crosshairs and the exact location confirmed with 'Enter'. Using 10 mapped stars (which should be distributed as widely as possible over the entire visible part of the sky), positioning accuracy is extremely good.

It not only matters which telescope you buy but also where you buy it. Our additional services:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know the devices we sell. Our customer service team will gladly help you after your purchase if you have problems with assembly or operation.
  • We provide a copy of the 80-page "Telescope ABC" beginners handbook with every telescope.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
EdgeHD-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
203
Focal length (mm)
2032
Resolving capacity
0,57
Light gathering capacity
840
Max. useful magnification
406
Tube weight (kg)
6,3
Aperture ratio (f/)
10
Tube length (mm)
432
Tube material
Aluminium
Coating
Starbright XLT
Tube construction
Full tube

Reflector


Ventilation for central mirror
yes
Secondary mirror obstruction
33,8
Main mirror´s construction
spherical

Focuser


Type of build
primary mirror focusing
Connection ( to eyepiece)
1,25"
Connecting thread (telescope side)
SC
Gear reduction
without

Mount


Mounting type
Azimuthal
GoTo control
yes
Battery compartment
yes (Rechargeable battery)
Motors
Servomotors
Load capacity (kg)
11
Weight (kg)
7

GoTo control


Alignment method
StarSense AutoAlign
Database
120.000
GPS
yes
Software
NexStar
GoTo Language
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Tripod


Material
Steel
Type
Tripod
Tripod leg diameter (mm)
38,1
Accessory plate
yes

Included accessories


Power pack
yes
1.25'' eyepieces
13mm, 40mm
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal
Transport cases
no
Finder scope
Red dot finder
Corrector
integrated
Carrying handle
yes
Dew Shield
no

General


Series
NexStar Evo
Total weight (kg)
18,4

Area of application


Astrophotography
yes
Moon & Planets
yes (very good)
Nature Observation
no
Sun
no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
no
Advanced
yes
Observatories
no

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD NexStar Evolution 8 StarSense GoTo
Included accessories
Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD NexStar Evolution 8 StarSense GoTo
The SkyPortal app from Celestron is an all-in-one planetarium and telescope control.

Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD NexStar Evolution 8 StarSense GoTo
Similar to illustration - comes without polar wedge

Customer reviews

Perfecte telescoop met prima app

Review by A. E. on 24.04.2021 15:20:34

( 5 / 5 )

De Celestron NexStar Evolution EdgeHD met StarSense bevalt prima, is robuust en de bijbehorende Celestron app (Android) functioneert via mijn Samsung S10 plus zeer gebruikersvriendelijk. Is wel wat lawaaierig...


Pluspunten zijn de ingebouwde accu en Wi-Fi en het moderne uiterlijk. Het statief is voldoende stabiel mits de poten niet helemaal worden uitgetrokken.

Very bad design, Celestron customer service is useless

Review by gdanro on 22.11.2020 10:26:58

( 2 / 5 )

The product is so badly designed that it can break on its own, the app (Android in my case) supposed to control it doesn't work (it's been a problem since August 2019) and neither Celestron nor the app developer are doing anything (but denying it) to solve this issue.
If you want a happy and carefree life, don't buy this as it has potential to ruin your passion for astronomy.

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