Technical Features for Celestron Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense
The NexStar Evolution keeps evolving. We’ve paired our best optics with our best technology to make an incredible versatile and portable telescope system.
With the innovative NexStar Evolution 8 HD, enjoy EdgeHD optics and controlling the telescope wirelessly with the SkyPortal app.
Now equipped with StarSense AutoAlign, go-to alignment is done automatically once you tap “Connect and Align”! Observing, astro-imaging, and automatic wireless alignment are all bundled into a compact yet mechanically solid setup.
When NexStar Evolution was introduced, it paired two of Celestron’s most acclaimed innovations, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and computerized go-to optics, in a compact single fork arm mount.
On the technology side, we added StarSense AutoAlign for our go-to telescopes, as well as WiFi telescope control with over our new SkyPortal app. With optics, EdgeHD flat-field and coma-free astro-imaging systems were made to accommodate modern imaging with cameras of all types, especially larger format CCD and DSLR cameras.
We’ve added our StarSense AutoAlign technology to the SkyPortal app, making SkyPortal the most advanced telescope control app offered.
StarSense not only automatically aligns itself from your smartdevice, it also has advanced mount modelling, allowing you enter up to 10 alignment points for the most precision pointing accuracy possible.
With built-in mount modeling, you'll get superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon.
If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 8-inch NexStar Evolution HD is an excellent way to jump in.. It’s the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers brass worm gears, along with improved motors.
The EdgeHD 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.
The telescope also includes a StarPointer Pro finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, and an international AC adapter.
Access the sky and control your telescope from an interactive planetarium on your smart device – provides the best star gazing experience for you and your friends and family.
Upgradable to SkySafari Plus and SkySafari Pro
- 8” EDGEHD OPTICS: Provides superb visual and astro-imaging performance, free of coma and field curvature.
- RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing
- BUILT-IN WIFI: No Hand controller required! Just use your smartphone or tablet which connects to the telescope via WiFi.
- STARSENSE AUTO ALIGN: Automatically aligns your telescope and works with the SkyPortal app for complete wireless control.
- FASTAR/HYPERSTAR COMPATIBLE: Image deep sky objects in seconds at f/2, often eliminating the need to autoguide or track on a wedge.
- NEXSTAR EVOLUTION MOUNT: Packed with convenient features, including manual release clutches and precision machined worm gears for both axes, tray lighting, USB charge port, tray lighting for your accessories, and more.
- FULLY MOTORIZED COMPUTER GO-TO: After automatically aligning with StarSense, select and go to objects with a tap on your smartphone.
- Sku: 12096
| Optical Design ||:|| Schmidt Cassegrain |
| Aperture ||:|| 203.2mm |
| Focal Length ||:|| 2032mm (80in) |
| Focal Ratio ||:|| 10 |
| Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ||:|| 40mm |
| Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 ||:|| 12.5mm |
| Magnification of Eyepiece 1 ||:|| 51x |
| Magnification of Eyepiece 2 ||:|| 163x |
| Finderscope ||:|| StarPointer Pro |
| Star Diagonal ||:|| 1.25" |
| Mount Type ||:|| Single Fork Arm Altazimuth |
| Tripod ||:|| Stainless Steel |
| Power Requirements ||:|| Internal battery included |
| HIghest Useful Magnification ||:|| 480x |
| Lowest Useful Magnification ||:|| 29x |
| Limiting Stellar Magnitude ||:|| 14 |
| Resolution (Rayleigh) ||:|| 0.59 arc seconds |
| Resolution (Dawes) ||:|| 0.57 arc seconds |
| Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) ||:|| 843x |
| Optical Coatings ||:|| StarBright XLT |
| Optical Tube Length ||:|| 16in |
| Total Telescope Kit Weight ||:|| 40.6lbs |
| Max Slew Speed ||:|| 4 degrees per second |
| Tracking Rates ||:|| Sidereal, solar and lunar |
| Alignment Procedures ||:|| SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align |
| Communication Ports ||:|| 1 hand control and 3 aux ports for optional accessories |
| International Plugs with AC Adapter ||:|| US, UK, EU, AU |
| App Database ||:|| Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects |
| USB Charge Port ||:|| Yes |
The Celestron Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense has many exciting features for users of all types. See the Celestron Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense gallery images above for more product views. FactoryOutletStore stocks a full line of accessories like 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit, Optics Cleaning Tool, and Skymap for the Celestron Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense. The Celestron Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense is sold as a Brand New Unopened Item.
Celestron Evolution 8 HD w/Starsense