Celestron NexStar Evolution

Celestron Nexstar Evolution Series Telescopes incorporate a WiFi interface that allows you to control your telescope from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with a free app available from Celestron. They also include an internal, rechargeable lithium ion battery that has ample capacity for an entire observing session. We should point out that other powered accessories, dew heaters in particular, will still require a separate power source. Nevertheless, this is a convenient feature that we wouldn't mind seeing on more telescopes. Another feature that sets these telescopes apart from the NexStar SE series is the inclusion of clutches on both the altitude and azimuth axis, allowing you to quickly aim the telescope by hand for terrestrial observing.

NexStar Evolution series telescopes are available with 6, 8, and 9-1/4 inch optical tubes, including a choice of standard SCT or EdgeHD optics on the 8-inch variants. The fork arm mount is common to all models, but the 9-1/4 inch model includes a much heavier tripod than the smaller models.

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8

  • The Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features integral WiFi and a powerful Lithium ion battery. read more...
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  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 HD with StarSense
  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 HD with StarSense

  • The Nexstar Evolution 8 EdgeHD Telescope from Celestron features integral Starsense auto alignment, WiFi and internal Lithium ion battery. read more...
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  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 925
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 925

  • Celestron's legendary 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope finally goes ultra portable with the Nexstar Evolution 925. read more...
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  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6

  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with integral WiFi networking and Lithium ion battery. read more...
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  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Advanced Bundle
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Advanced Bundle

  • This bundle includes a versatile set of accessories together with the popular Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 telescope. read more...
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  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8HD Advanced Bundle
  • Celestron NexStar Evolution 8HD Advanced Bundle

  • This bundle combines the more advanced Celestron NexStar Evolution 8HD telescope with premium quality accessories. read more...
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Celestron Nexstar Evolution Telescopes

The Celestron Nexstar Evolution Series is Celestron’s latest and greatest creation, incorporating top-of-the-line technology to produce a telescope that’s as user-friendly as possible. The Celestron NexStar Evolution series is the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope series with integrated WiFi, so you can control your telescope using your smartphone.

NexStar Celestron Telescope Features

Celestron telescopes reach a new level with the NexStar Evolution Series, designed based on years of customer feedback. The Evolution series offers many design features, which include:

  • Internal Lithium Ion Battery:  A rechargeable internal lithim ion battery allows you up to ten hours of continuous use without the need for a power cord or external field battery.
  • WiFi: Possibly the most discussed feature of the Evolution series is the incorporation of WiFi. Connect your device and telescope to a wireless network and operate the product using the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android.
  • SkyPortal: The Celestron SkyPortal app allows the user to control their telescope directly from their iOS or Android phone, slewing it to major celestial objects with a simple tap of the screen. The app uses a planetarium interface that provides real-time displays of celestial objects visible in the night sky at the time of viewing. The app even offers educational information on celestial objects, including history and science information.
  • SkyAlign: Celestron’s proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built directly into the Celestron mobile app, allowing the user to calibrate their NexStar Celestron telescope as quickly as possible. All the user needs to do is enter the date, time and general location into the keypad and point the telescope at any three bright celestial objects. The SkyAlign system does the rest, using the objects to triangulate the user’s location and calibrate the system from there. In all, the SkyAlign system allows the user to cut calibration time to under two minutes with ease and accuracy.
  • Evolution Mount: The NexStar Evolution mount is a computerized mount with manual clutches, allowing the telescope to be handled without being powered. The mount also features eyepiece storage areas and a lithium-ion battery for long-lasting power.

Skies Unlimited offers the NexStar Evolution series telescopes as both individual telescopes and as bundles, which include the telescope along with some of the most important accessories we recommend for any viewing experience. On top of our stock of Celestron telescopes, we also offer expertise and advice on how to get the most out of your Celestron NexStar Evolution system.

Celestron Telescopes From Skies Unlimited

Since 2004, Skies Unlimited has helped both beginning and experienced astronomers get their footing in the field, arming them with the equipment and knowledge they need to get the most out of their viewing experiences. Each one of our team members is an amateur astronomer with years of personal and professional experience that they draw from to help our customers thrive.

Whether you want to order your own Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25 or are wondering which model would work best for your experience level, Skies Unlimited can help. Call us today or visit our physical store located just outside of Pottstown, Pa., to get started!


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