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The first telescope with built-in WiFi! Easily portable with high quality optics. If you aren't into technology, consider one of our manual telescopes instead.

Recommended For:

  • Moon, Stars, Planets, Nebula, Galaxies
  • WiFi Control from your Phone
  • People who love technology

Good to Know:

  • 200mm Aperture
  • Built-in 10-hour LiPo Battery
  • 40,000 object database
  • Includes 40mm and 13mm eyepieces
  • Add the StarSense AutoAlign System for effortless setup

 Product Description

"This robotic WiFi telescope is the coolest app-cessory in the galaxy"

"5-star overall rating"
-BBC Sky at Night Magazine

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.

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 Procedures
SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align

203.2 mm

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

Communication Ports
1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories


Focal Length
2032 mm

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1
40 mm

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2
13 mm

Focal Ratio

HIghest Useful Magnification

Light Gathering Power (Comp...

Limiting Stellar Magnitude

Lowest Useful Magnification

Magnification of Eyepiece 1

Magnification of Eyepiece 2

Max Slew Speed
4 degrees per second

Mount Info:

Mount Type
Single Fork Arm Altazimuth

Optical Coatings
StarBright XLT

Optical Design
Schmidt Cassegrain

Optical Tube Info:

Optical Tube Length
17 in

Power Requirements
Internal battery included

Resolution (Dawes)
0.57 arc seconds

Resolution (Rayleigh)
0.69 arc seconds

Secondary Mirror Obstruction

Secondary Mirror Obstruction
2.5 in (64 mm)

Star Diagonal

Total Telescope Kit Weight
40.6 lbs

Tracking Rates
Sidereal, solar and lunar

Stainless Steel

USB Charge Port

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