Celestron Evolution 6 | Telescope | Reflector

Celestron Evolution 6


• Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
• Compact, portable 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings
• Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
• Rechargeable lithium-iron battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
• Improved industrial design with manual clutches and integrated carry handles, plus the added convenience of two accessory trays and a USB charge port for your smart device

Celestron Evolution 6

Celestron Evolution 6

Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 6, 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.

Superior tracking fit for astroimaging
If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 6-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors. NexStar Evolution’s tracking accuracy is so impressive, you can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add our HD Pro Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. NexStar Evolution compatible with the wedge when used with the CPC tripod (sold separately).

Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings—a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.

NexStar Evolution is equipped with 4 auxiliary ports--2 on top of the fork and 2 on the bottom. A classic NexStar+ hand control is included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the mobile app. The telescope also includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, and an AC ada

Optical DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture150mm (6")

Focal Length1500mm (59")

Focal Ratiof/10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 140mm (1.57")

Magnification of Eyepiece 138x

Focal Length of Eyepiece 213mm (0.51")

Magnification of Eyepiece 2115x

FinderscopeRed Dot Finderscope

Star Diagonal1.25" Star Diagonal

Optical TubeAluminum

Highest Useful Magnification354x

Lowest Useful Magnification21x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.4

Resolution (Rayleigh)0.93 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)0.77 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)459x

Secondary Mirror Obstruction56mm (2.2")

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter37%

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area14%

Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT

Optical Tube Length406mm (16")

Optical Tube Diameter184.15mm (7.25")

Optical Tube Weight10 lbs (4.54 kg)

DovetailVixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar


Mount TypeComputerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

Instrument load capacity25 lbs (11 kg)

Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)1193.8mm - 1752.6mm (47" – 69")

Tripod Leg Diameter31.75mm (1.25") Stainless Steel

Mount Head Weight16 lbs (7 kg)

Accessory TrayYes

Tripod Weight22 lbs (10 kg)

Slew Speeds9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second

Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking ModesAlt-Az, EQ North and EQ South


Dovetail CompatibilityVixen/CG-5 saddle plate

Number of Auxiliary ports4 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)

Autoguide portNo

USB PortYes, Hand Control input and Mount output

Power RequirementsInternal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4), charge battery with 12VDC, 5 0Amps

Motor DriveDC servo motors

Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, 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 CorrectionNo

Computerized Hand Control2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 port for PC connection

NexStar+ DatabaseOver 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects

SoftwareCelestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App

Total Kit Weight49 lbs (22.22 kg)

Included ItemsNexStar Evolution OTA | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| Built-in Wifi | Integrated Lithium-iron battery | NexStar+ Hand Control | 40mm & 13mm eyepiece | Red dot finderscope | Visual Back | Star Diagonal | 4 plug AC adapter