About this product
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.
- 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
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
|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:
Celestron Astro Fi Series Manual (PDF)
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |Celestron Astro Fi 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT)
Friday, 9 July 2021 | Byron
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.
Perfectly good scope if used correctly
Monday, 30 November 2020 | Gordon
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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