Celestron Evolution 8 | Camera Centre Dublin Ireland

Celestron Evolution 8


• Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!
• Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
• Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass 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 8

Celestron Evolution 8

Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 8, 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 8-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 adapter.

Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align

Aperture203.2 mm

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

Communication Ports1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories


Focal Length2032 mm

Focal Length of Eyepiece 140 mm

Focal Length of Eyepiece 213 mm

Focal Ratio10

HIghest Useful Magnification480x

Light Gathering Power (Comp...843x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude14

Lowest Useful Magnification29x

Magnification of Eyepiece 151x

Magnification of Eyepiece 2156x

Max Slew Speed4 degrees per second

Mount Info:N.A.

Mount TypeSingle Fork Arm Altazimuth

Optical CoatingsStarBright XLT

Optical DesignSchmidt Cassegrain

Optical Tube Info:N.A.

Optical Tube Length17 in

Power RequirementsInternal battery included

Resolution (Dawes)0.57 arc seconds

Resolution (Rayleigh)0.69 arc seconds

Secondary Mirror Obstructio...9.77%

Secondary Mirror Obstruction2.5 in (64 mm)

Star Diagonal1.25"

Total Telescope Kit Weight40.6 lbs

Tracking RatesSidereal, solar and lunar

TripodStainless Steel

USB Charge PortYes