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Celestron NexStar Evolution Mount

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We have a small number of Celestron Nexstar Evolution mounts available at only £799  B)

A portable computerised GoTo mount with integrated lithium-ion battery (10-hours continuous use on a single charge) and integrated WiFi that enables you to slew to targets using your smartphone or tablet. 

 

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Hi FLO,
How does the weight of these mounts compare with say an HEQ5? And what size of SCT OTA will this fit up to max e.g. C925 or C8
Thank you :)

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3 hours ago, festoon said:

Hi FLO,
How does the weight of these mounts compare with say an HEQ5? And what size of SCT OTA will this fit up to max e.g. C925 or C8
Thank you :)

It's the same mount used for all three sizes of  ota (C6, C8 and C9.25) , but a more robust tripod is used for the 9.25. So the one on sale is the lighter tripod - it's still much beefier than the other Nexstar tripods. Handles a C8 with ease. 

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Thanks for the info Mark 😀

Im also wondering how heavy the mount and tripod is together. I have an eq6 and heq5 and find the heq5 mount and tripod is about the maximum I can carry without struggling 😀

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Sorry - my knowledge runs out there. But I found the Evolution tripod and mount OK to carry outside together until my back got worse a year ago. It's a superb set up with the internal battery and strong gears and wi-fi.

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I'm only 5 foot tall and am happy carrying it around. The mount is easy to carry - partly due to weight, but also because it is easier to hold as it has handles in convenient places.  If you can carry a HEQ5 I'd say this would be easier.   I really like mine :icon_biggrin:

Helen

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I saw a specification stating that the mount weight is 7.5 kg and the tripod is 6 kg. I don't know if the latter is for the lighter or heavier tripod though.

/Lars

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