Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope -Wi-Fi Enabled

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The Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (Wi-Fi Enabled) offers impressively-bright views in a compact design that doesn't break the bank.


- Huge 8-Inch Aperture & StarBright XLT Coatings for Impressively Bright Views

- Precise Computerised Alt-Azimuth (AZ) NexStar Evolution Mount

- WiFi Enabled to Connect to Your Smartphone / Tablet

- Rechargeable In-Built Battery for 10 Hours of Continuous Observing

- Includes 2 Plössl Eyepieces, NexStar+ Hand Controller & More

- Celestron 2 Year Warranty

OUR PRICE $3,999.00
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    Enjoy impressively-bright views with the Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (Wi-Fi Enabled).

    The Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (WiFi Enabled) offers excellent views and a never-ending list of features at a great price.


    With a huge 8-inch OTA.

    With a generous 8-inch aperture and StarBright XLT Coatings, the NexStar Evolution 8 offers breathtakingly-bright views of deep-sky objects, at a resonable price, weight and size. The Evolution 8-inch OTA also features a long focal length of 2032mm, offering great views of the planets, the moon and deep-sky objects. This super powerful telescope has a focal ratio of f/10.0 to observe celestial objects up close.

    The Evolution 8 EdgeHD model offers edge-to-edge clarity for even better views.


    And the revolutionary NexStar Evolution Computerised Mount.

    The NexStar Evolution Mount is feature-packed, making it great for beginners and more serious astronomers alike. The Evolution Mount is powered by an in-built, rechargeable, lithium-iron phosphate battery with a continuous runtime of 10 hours. This makes it great for travelling, especially when paired with a relatively compact 8-inch SCT such as the Evolution 8 Optical Tube Assembly.

    The Evolution Mount also features built-in WiFi. This means that in addition to using the included NexStar+ Hand Controller, you have the option to control the telescope using your smartphone or tablet.

     Most importantly, the NexStar Evolution is a step above the NexStar SE. With manual release clutches and precisely machined worm gears for both axes, the Evolution Mount is incredibly robust and reliable. Expect great stability with the NexStar Evolution.

    Optics Central is an Authorised Retailer of Celestron. The Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (WiFi Enabled) is backed by the Celestron 2 Year Warranty.


    CPWI Bonus Starry Night Astronomy SoftwareStarBright XLT CoatingsEdgeHD Optics   LiFe PO4

    Compatible with:

    StarSense Technology Celestron WiFi


    Full Specifications

    Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT)
    Aperture 203.2mm (8-inches)
    Focal Length 2032mm (80-inches)
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Included Eyepieces 40mm (51x Magnification)
    13mm (156x Magnification)
    Finderscope Red Dot Finderscope
    Star Diagonal 1.25"
    Optical Tube Construction Aluminium
    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 6.35kg
    Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail Bar
    Computerised Mount
    Mount Type Computerised Altitude-Azimuth (AZ) Single Fork Arm
    Payload Capacity 11kg
    Tripod Material Stainless Steel
    Height Adjustment Range (Including Mount and Tripod) 1193.8 - 1752.6mm
    Tripod Leg Diameter 38.1mm (1.5")
    Tripod Weight 5.44kg
    Accessory Tray Yes
    Mount Head Weight 7kg
    Slew Speeds 9 Slew Speds (Max Speed 4° / Second)
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North, EQ South
    GPS N/A
    Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 Saddle Plate
    Auxiliary Ports 4 Aux Ports
    Autoguide Port No
    USB Port Yes (Hand Controller Input & Mount Output)
    Power Reqiurements Internal 9 6V, 4  5Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery (LiFePO4)
    Motor Drive DC Servo Motors
    Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, Auto 2-Star Align, Solar System Align, Last Alignment, Quick Align, EQ North / EQ South Alignment (With Equatorial Wedge)
    Periodic Error Correction No
    Computerised Hand Controller Double Line, 18 Character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 Fiber Optic Backlit LED Buttons and USB 2.0 Port for PC Connection
    NexStar+ Database 40,000+ Objects with 100 User Defined Programmable Objects and Enhanced Information on Over 200 Objects
    Software Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
    Total Kit Weight 18.37kg
    Warranty Celestron 2 Year Warranty


    About Celestron

    Imagine a humble beginning – a 6-inch reflector telescope crafted by Tom Johnson for his young son. This was the spark that ignited a transformative journey. As time passed, his designs evolved into larger, more sophisticated scopes. Today, Celestron shines as an industry trailblazer, renowned for crafting precision optical equipment. From computerised marvels to traditional telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and more, Celestron's portfolio is a universe of possibilities. With a legacy spanning over 50 illustrious years, Celestron has earned admiration from both avid hobbyists and dedicated astronomers worldwide. But they don't rest on their laurels; innovation propels them forward. They constantly broaden their product horizons while illuminating minds through global science education initiatives. Celestron's story is one of innovation, evolution and a passion for the cosmos. Join them on this extraordinary journey of discovery and inspiration.

    Product Code: 12091

    More Information
    Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain (XLT)
    Focal Length2032mm
    Focal Ratio10.0
    Highest Magnification480x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude14
    Mount TypeAlt-Azimuth mount
    Eyepiece 140mm
    Eyepiece 212.5mm
    Finderscope MakeStarPointer Red Dot
    Tube Length432mm x 238mm
    Electronic Hand ControlYes
    Motor DriveYes
    Warranty Information2 Years
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    Optical Tube 1
    Evolution Single Fork Arm Mount and Tripod 1
    Accessory Tray 1
    Nexstar+ Hand Controller 1
    40mm and 13mm Eyepieces 1
    StarPointer Red Dot Finder 1
    Visual back 1
    Star Diagonal 1
    4 plug AC Adapter 1


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