Celestron Astro Fi 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT)

£619.00
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About this product

Model:  cel_astrofi_6_sct
Part Number:  22205-CGL

The Celestron Astro Fi 6 (150mm) Schmidt-Cassegrain is a fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.

Celestron’s SkyPortal app replaces the traditional telescope hand control for a 100% wireless experience. Just hold your smart device up to the night sky. When you find an object you’d like to view, tap the screen. Your Astro Fi telescope automatically slews to the object, while the screen displays information about it. It’s never been more fun to explore the universe!

The Astro Fi 6 SCT creates its own wireless connection, so it can communicate with your device even in remote locations where WiFi or cellular networks aren’t available.

Getting ready to observe is quick and painless thanks to Celestron’s award-winning SkyAlign technology. Center any three bright objects in the eyepiece, and your telescope calculates its position. You can even generate a Sky Tour of all the best celestial objects to view based on your exact time and location.

For even more fun, Astro Fi’s lens cap does double duty as a smartphone adapter. Position your smartphone inside the adapter and then secure it over the Astro Fi’s eyepiece to capture images and video of all your discoveries.

Trusted Celestron Optics

Innovative WiFi technology powers the Astro Fi, but it’s the optics inside the telescope tube that make it a Celestron. For over 50 years, we’ve led the industry in optical technology—and we put that experience into the Astro Fi. This 150mm (6") Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with fully coated optics offers dazzling views of craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Hercules Globular Cluster and so much more.

StarBright XLT coatings

The Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.  StarBright XLT is Celestron’s revolutionary optical coating system that outperforms any other coating in the commercial telescope market. There are three major components that make up our StarBright XLT high-transmission optical system design: Unique enhanced multi-layer mirror coatings, multi-layer anti-reflective coatings, and high-transmission water white glass.  These three components of our StarBright XLT coatings result in one of the finest coatings available.

 

FEATURES

  • Control your telescope via integrated WiFi using the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
  • 150mm (6"), F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with XLT fully multi-coated optics provides outstanding views the Moon and planets, as well as bright deep space objects beyond our solar system
  • 1500mm Focal Length
  • Accessory tray holds 2 x 1.25” eyepieces, miscellaneous accessories, including a rubber-lined area for a smart phone or small tablet.
  • Includes a StarPointer finderscope, 2 Kellner eyepieces and mirror star diagonal and Smartphone Adaptor

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What's in the box

  • Astro Fi Telescope & Mount
  • Battery Pack
  • 1.25" Mirror Star Diagonal
  • StarPointer Red Dot Finderscope
  • 10mm Kellner Eyepiece
  • 25mm Kellner Eyepiece

Specifications

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (6 in)
Focal Length 1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 40x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 10mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 100x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25"
Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
Accessory Tray Includes rubberized smartphone or tablet holder
Tripod Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 354x
Lowest Useful Magnification 21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459x
Optical Coating StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length 406mm
Total Telescope Kit Weight 9.1kg
Slew Speeds Up to 3 deg/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align
Communication Ports Aux port for optional hand control
Database Over 120,000 objects including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Celestron Astro Fi Series Manual (PDF)

 

Customer reviews

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Celestron Astro Fi 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT)
Friday, 9 July 2021  | 

I am giving all million stars to everything and everyone involved in Astronomy/Cosmology and so on, a big thank you to all and i have not yet tested the optics but i am soon looking forward to it.


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Perfectly good scope if used correctly
Monday, 30 November 2020  | 

The optics and build of this scope are good, though I am not qualified to compare with other scopes. While I am happy with this purchase, there were teething troubles regarding use of the scope. For instance, I strongly recommend running the scope off a mains-adapter or from a serious power-tank rather than the 8xAA battery pack provided. I made the mistake of relying on the scope power-switch to turn off everything, rather than disconnecting the battery pack. This trickle-discharged the battery and had the second unforsee effect of retaining the alignment from the last use, which prevented alignment on subsequent use. Disconnect rather than just turn off. Also, 8xAA I suspect only just provide the current required, so when the motor is operating, I suspect the voltage droop with near-empty batteries cause the WiFi connection to drop out, which then stopped the motor mid-slew. There is no indication I am aware of of low-battery voltage. With these caveats - great scope .

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