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NexStar Evolution 8
Computerised Telescope
with WiFi and Integrated Lithium-iron battery

Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 8, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet. Connect your device to NexStar Evolution’s built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android.

Use the planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time or display a list of celestial objects currently visible based on your time and location. Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes.

The most user-friendly telescope ever
Celestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback. It offers many thoughtful design features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars.

Forget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in battery. With this ultra-long life lithium-iron phosphate battery, you’ll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use NexStar Evolution’s USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session. An intelligent power management system senses when battery levels are low and goes into power-saving mode to keep your telescope running for as long as possible.

Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The all-metal tripod features a metal accessory tray with indentations for storing and carrying the tripod. During setup, leg etchings help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off. Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
  • Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture 203.2mm (8")
  • Focal Length 2032mm (80")
  • Focal Ratio f/10
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40mm (1.57")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13mm (.51")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 2 156x
  • Finderscope Red Dot Finderscope
  • Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Optical Tube Aluminum
  • Highest Useful Magnification 480x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
  • Resolution (Rayleigh) 0.69 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes) 0.57 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 843x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction 64mm (2.5")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 31%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 9.77%
  • Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
  • Optical Tube Length 432mm (17")
  • Optical Tube Diameter 238mm (9.37")
  • Optical Tube Weight 12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)
  • Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
  • Mount Type: Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
  • Instrument load capacity: 25 lbs (11 kg)
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) :1193.8mm - 1752.6mm (47" – 69")
  • Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") Stainless Steel
  • Mount Head Weight: 16 lbs (7 kg)
  • Accessory Tray: Yes
  • Tripod Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
  • Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
  • Tracking Rates :Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
  • GPS: N/A
  • Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate
  • Number of Auxiliary ports: 4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)
  • Autoguide port: No
  • USB Port: Yes, Hand Control input and Mount output
  • Power Requirements: Internal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4), charge battery with 12VDC, 5 0Amps
  • Motor Drive: DC servo motors
  • Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Quick-Align, Last Alignment, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires an equatorial wedge)
  • Periodic Error Correction: No
  • Computerized Hand Control: 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection
  • NexStar+ Database: Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
  • Software: Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App
  • 40.5 lbs (18.37 kg)
Included Items
  • NexStar Evolution OTA
  • Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Built-in Wifi
  • Integrated Lithium-iron battery
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 40mm and 13mm eyepiece
  • Red dot finderscope
  • Visual Back
  • Star Diagonal
  • 4 plug AC adapter
RRP $4490
$3299
2 Year Warranty
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