Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope -with StarSense

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    Akin to its name, the NexStar Evolution is constantly evolving! Enjoy an incredibly versatile and portable telescope system with this telescope - controlled easily from your favourite tablet or phone!

    StarSense AutoAlign in SkyPortal App:

    Celestron's StarSense AutoAlign technology is reconfigured into its SkyPortal app, making SkyPortal one of the most advanced telescope control app offered on today's market. The app not only automatically aligns itself from your smart device, but also has advanced mount modelling which allows you to enter up to 10 alignment points for the most precision pointing accuracy possible!

    All astronomers (from amateurs to advanced astroimagers) will love using such a user-friendly app. With built-in mount modeling, you will achieve superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. The capacity for 10 additional calibration stars will attain a unprecedented level of accuracy, fantastic for locating objects in the camera’s field of view during astroimaging.

    Superior fit for Astromaging/Astrophotography and Visual Astronomy:

    If you’re interested in astroimaging, the NexStar Evo 8" EdgeHD is an excellent tool to start and grow with. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears with improved motors. With smooth tracking ability and Celestron's acclaimed EdgeHD optical system with StarBright XLT coatings, you will be able to capture bright, sharp images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula using your DSLR camera. If (definitely) you progress farther into your astrophotography hobby, you can opt to add on a wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astroimages.

    Free SkyPortal App: 

    Explore and access the sky freely from an interactive planetarium on your smart device! The app will provide fantastic star gazing experience and allow you to learn about these objects with informative backstories and beautiful image galleries, before you see them for yourself!

    Know in a matter of minutes when Jupiter’s Great Red Spot will be visible, when there might be shadow transits, planetary occultations, and conjunctions. Alternatively, have the app help pick the best deep sky objects to view such as galaxies and nebulae.

    Able to be upgraded to SkySafari Plus or SkySafari Pro

    Compatible with:


    Optical Tube Info: 

    Optical Design



    203.2mm (8")

    Focal Length

    2032mm (80")

    Focal Ratio


    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

    40mm (1.57")

    Magnification of Eyepiece 1


    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2

    13mm (0.51")

    Magnification of Eyepiece 2



    Red Dot Finderscope 

    Star Diagonal


    Optical Tube


    Highest Useful Magnification


    Lowest Useful Magnification


    Limiting Stellar Magnitude


    Resolution (Rayleigh)

    0.69 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes)

    0.57 arc seconds

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction

    64mm (2.5")

    Optical Coatings

    StarBright XLT

    Optical Tube Length

    432mm (17")

    Optical Tube Diameter

    238mm (9.37")

    Optical Tube Weight



    CG-5 Dovetail Bar

    Mount Info:

    Mount Type

    Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

    Instrument Load Capacity


    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)

    1193.8mm - 1752.6mm

    Tripod Leg Diameter


    Mount Head Weight


    Accessory Tray


    Tripod Weight


    Slew Speeds

    9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second

    Tracking Rates

    Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar

    Tracking Modes

    Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South



    Dovetail Compatibility

    CG-5 saddle plate

    Auxiliary ports

    4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any Aux port)

    Autoguide port


    USB Port

    Yes, Hand Control input and Mount output

    Power Requirements

    Internal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)

    Motor Drive

    DC servo motors

    Alignment Procedures

    • SkyAlign
    • Auto 2-Star Align
    • 2-Star Align
    • 1-Star Align
    • Solar System Align
    • Last Alignment
    • Quick Align
    • EQ North/EQ South Alignment (EQ align requires Celestron's wedge)

    Periodic Error Correction


    Computerized Hand Control

    • Double line, 18 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection

    NexStar+ Database

    Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects


    • Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software
    • SkyPortal App

    Included Items

    • NexStar Evolution OTA
    • Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod
    • Accessory Tray
    • Built-in WiFi
    • Integrated Lithium-iron battery
    • StarSense Hand Control
    • 40mm & 13mm Eyepieces
    • StarPointer Pro (Red Dot) Finderscope
    • Visual Back
    • Star Diagonal
    • 4 plug AC Adapter

    Need help? 

    Setting Up A Celestron Nexstar Evolution [Blog Post]

    About Celestron
    Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

    More Information
    Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain (EdgeHD)
    Aperture 203.2mm
    Focal Length 2032mm
    Focal Ratio 10.0
    Highest Magnification 480x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude 14
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth Nexstar Evolution Single Fork Arm Mount
    Dovetail Type Celestron CG5 Mount
    Eyepiece 1 40mm
    Eyepiece 2 13mm
    Finderscope Make StarPointer Pro
    Tube Length 432mm x 238mm
    Electronic Hand Control Yes
    Motor Drive Yes
    Warranty Information 2 Years
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    40mm and 13mm Eyepieces 1
    StarPointer Pro  1
    Visual back 1
    Star Diagonal 1
    4 plug AC Adapter 1


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