Celestron NexStar 8 Evolution GoTo, 203/2032, telescope


  • 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 phosphate 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
Brand: Celestron
Delivery time: 5-10 days
Delivery type: By a Courier only (packaging is too big for a parcel machine)
Focus Group: Specialists
Optical design: Catadioptric
SKU: 12091
Category: Higher class telescopes

NextStar Evolution 8, manual, Eng

“5-star overall rating”
-BBC Sky at Night Magazine

The NexStar Evolution is 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.



Coating Starbright XLT
Type Reflector
Type of build Schmidt-Cassegrain
Tube material Aluminium
Limit value (mag) 13,3
Aperture (mm) 203
Focal length (mm) 2032
Max. useful magnification 400
Light gathering capacity 840
Tube length (mm) 432
tube diameter (mm) 238
Tube weight (kg) 5,7
Resolving capacity 0,57
Aperture ratio (f/) 10
Tube construction Full tube


Main mirror´s construction spherical
secondary mirror design spherical
corrector plate coatings Starbright XLT
Adjustable yes
Ventilation for central mirror no
Secondary mirror obstruction 31


Connection ( to eyepiece) 1,25″
Type of build primary mirror focusing
Motorized optional


Mounting type Azimuthal
Type of build Single tine
GoTo control yes
Cable-guide internal
Mounting saddle Vixen-Style
Load capacity (kg) 11
Weight (kg) 7
battery life (h) 10

GoTo control

Tracking speeds sideral, solar and lunar
Database 120.000
Alignment method SkyAlign
Software NexStar
GoTo Language German, English, French, Spanish, Italian


Material Steel
Type Tripod
Accessory plate yes
Canibelle yes
Tripod leg diameter (mm) 32
Weight (kg) 5,4

Included accessories

Deviating optics 1.25″, 90° star diagonal
Finder scope Red dot finder
1.25” eyepieces 13mm, 40mm


Series NexStar Evo
Total weight (kg) 15

Recommended for

Observatories no
Advanced yes
Beginners yes


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