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Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope

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  • Compact 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Fastar compatibility
  • Controled wirelessly from smartphone or tablet
  • Computerized GoTo mount
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Includes tripod, finderscope, eyepieces, and more
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What's Included?

Telescope, Tripod, StarPointer finderscope, (2) 1.25-inch Plossl eyepieces, 1.25-inch star diagonal, and AC adapter


The robotic Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope is one of the coolest toys in the galaxy! This gadget earns its name "Evolution" with technology that takes Celestron's signature telescope to a whole new level of performance with integrated WiFi and an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar capability. This user-friendly telescope is designed with years of customer feedback in mind for professional quality imagery that can be enjoyed without painstaking hours finagling the instrument or requiring a degree in astronomy. You'll scan the horizon, zooming in on the most notable celestial objects with a gentle swipe and tap of your smartphone or tablet! Celestron's free mobile app for iOS and Android makes it effortless to explore the cosmos and a planetarium-style interface allows you to view the night sky in real time or display objects and events currently visible based on time and your telescope's location. But we're getting away from the telescope itself and just talking about the experience! The telescope boasts an improved industrial design and doesn't require batteries or an external power supply. For the first time, consumers can own a telescope with its own built-in battery of lithium-ion phosphate. With this advancement, you can stargaze for up to 10 hours on a single charge and utilize a convenient USB charge port to recharge your other devices as well. Setting up the NexStar Evolution is also simple with its large, ergonomic handles and all-metal tripod with built-in accessory trays for keeping all your essentials nearby. Leg etchings achieve a proper balance and uniform height, manual clutches ensure flexibility in altitude and azimuth, and the trays can house up to 7 eyepieces. It's a great choice for beginner and lifelong hobbyists alike, and those interested in astroimaging will be doubly impressed.

Additional Information

  • Uses free Celestron mobile app with Planetarium interface
  • Mount with high-performance brass worm gears
  • Motors for improved tracking accuracy
  • Reduced gear backlash
  • Battery provides 10 hours of continuous observing
  • Manual clutches and integrated carry handles
  • Compatible with DSLR camera and Pro HD Wedge
  • Equipped with 4 auxiliary ports
  • 2 accessory trays and a USB charge port

About Celestron
Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, enjoying brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of other high-quality optical products, including binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes in addition to their computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, Calif.

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Dimensions & Specifications













Lens Coating

StarBright XLT



Good for Astrophotography


Telescopes Series

Celestron NexStar Evolution

Optical Design




Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Mount Design


Battery Included


Eyepiece 1

13mm , 40mm

Highest Useful Magnification


Star Diagonal

1.25 inch

User Level

For the Enthusiast

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By Jon

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        Comments about Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Telescope:

        I previously had the NexStar 4SE and I upgraded to the 8 Inch Evolution telescope. The built in battery is such a nice feature. Also a huge difference in what I was able to see between 4 inches to 8 inches. Very happy with this telescope.

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