Used Celestron NexStar Evolution 8" SCT w/solar filter, in wheeled Pelican case + more

SKU: U2401-CN-12091-CASES

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  • $1,749.95
  • Regular price $2,620.00



Not Returnable Please note that used items are not returnable.

This is a used 8" Evolution in excellent condition.  The optics are clean, and the body is also in excellent shape.  It comes with all of its stock equipment, including:  

  • An AC adapter
  • Celestron StarPointer RDF
  • Celestron 1.25" diagonal
  • Celestron 40mm and 13mm Plossls

And, just in time for the eclipse, it comes fully loaded with over $125 in extras:  

  • Celestron solar filter (# 94244), a $70 value!
  • Celestron dew shield (#94018), a $35 value!  
  • Meade moon filter, a $20 value!

Additionally, not only is there a giant, foam-lined, wheeled Pelican case for both the tube and mount arm, but there is also a smaller, foam-lined, Pelican-style case for the eyepieces and moon filter.  



    We do not have the packing boxes for this, so this item is for in-store pickup only.  



    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


    "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
    Aperture 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
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Focal Length 2032 mm
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40 mm
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 13 mm
    Focal Ratio 10
    HIghest Useful Magnification 480x
    Light Gathering Power (Comp... 843x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14
    Lowest Useful Magnification 29x
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1 51x
    Magnification of Eyepiece 2 156x
    Max Slew Speed 4 degrees per second
    Mount Info: N.A.
    Mount Type Single Fork Arm Altazimuth
    Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
    Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
    Optical Tube Info: N.A.
    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 9.77%
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 2.5 in (64 mm)
    Star Diagonal 1.25"
    Total Telescope Kit Weight 40.6 lbs
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, solar and lunar
    Tripod Stainless Steel
    USB Charge Port Yes

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