Celestron 6" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope

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Accessories Added

  • 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller Included
  • Fastar Compatible
  • Ergonomic Carry Handles and Turning Knobs
  • 10 Hour Internal Battery!



Celestron 6" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope

Celestron's 6-Inch NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope is a part of the NexStar Evolution series which is known to be one of the most user-friendly telescopes 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 for beginners and more advanced telescope users alike. One of the best things about this telescope series is that there is no use for external power supply as it is built in. It comes with a lithium-ion battery so that you will be able to enjoy up to 10 hours of stargazing on a single charge. This series also comes with a USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session.

In the past, most large telescope systems have been difficult to set up and to move. The NexStar Evolution series is far from that with large, ergonomic handles that help you move it easily from place to place. Its set up is also easy enough for any beginner astronomer to understand. The steel tripod features leg etchings to 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. You will also be able to store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.

If you are interested in astroimaging, the 6-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. It's the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers 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 Pro HD Wedge to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos. 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.


Included Technology

All-Star Polar Alignment

Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.


The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.


SkyAlign alignment technology makes setting up a computerized telescope simple, fast, and accurate. Just point the telescope at any three bright objects — stars, bright planets, or even the Moon — and your telescope can orient itself with the night sky.

Compatible Technology

Celestron SkyPortal

Celestron’s SkyPortal planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Explore the Solar System, thousands of stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, asteroids, comets, and satellites. You can even control and automatically align a compatible Celestron telescope from a smartphone or tablet using StarSense and WiFi technology.

Starsense Technology

Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!


Aperture150 mm (5.91")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection24 tpi
Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
Focal Length1500 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignAltitude—Azimuth
Hightest Magnification300x
Instrument Capacity25 lbs
Latitude Range15 to 70 Degrees
Light Gathering Power459x
Limiting Magnitude14.6
Mount Head Weight40lbs
Optical DesignSCT
PortsHand Controller
PortsUSB 2.0
Power Consumption12V DC 2.5A
Secondary Obstruction45mm
Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
Tracking ModesEQ North
Tracking ModesEQ South
Tracking RatesLunar
Tracking RatesSidereal
Tracking RatesSolar
Tube Diameter226mm
Tube Length406mm


  • 6-Inch Schmidt-Cassegrain OTA
  • NexStar Evolution Mount/ Single Fork-Arm Altazimuth
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • StarPointer Finderscope (Red Dot)
  • 2 Accessory Trays (1= Built onto the mount. 1= Tray/Spreader)
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • 1.25-inch Eyepiece (No.1): 40 mm Plossl
  • 1.25-inch Eyepiece (No.2): 13 mm Plossl
  • 1.25-inch Star Diagonal
  • Internal 10-hour lithium-ion battery
  • AC Wall Adapter
  • Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • Could I please get the dimensional specs for the tripod and mount head as follows: 1) Minimum "stowed" length WITH legs collapsed and retracted all the way in and mount head still attached but no OTA attached. 2) Diameter of mount base 3) Also need

    We do not recommend leaving the fork arm attached to the tripod while transporting the scope - especially if the tripod is collapsed. Nevertheless, here are the measurements: Collapsed tripod: 31" Fork arm height from base: 17" Base diameter: 9.5"

  • Is it possible to purchase the 6" Evolution with the larger 9.25 tripod as a substitute for the standard tripod?

    Not exactly. Celestron does not sell the 6" Evolution mount separately from its tripod at this time, so you would need to buy a complete 6" setup, add a CPC 1100 HD tripod: https://www.optcorp.com/celestron-tripod-heavy-duty-cpc-1100.html, and then see i

  • Will this mount handle an 8" mirror? I currently have it mounted in a steel (sheet metal) tube, but plan on moving to a lighter weight fiberglass tube. The configuration is Newtonian.

    This mount has a hard upper limit of 11 lbs for a telescope, and for a large scope like a Newtonian we don't really recommend tubes above 8 lbs due to wind and other vibrations. If you have an ultra lightweight mirror and a carbon truss frame, you might

  • Looking for full solar filter for camera lens with 82mm thread Thread on lens is female.

    Thousand Oaks Solar does make 82mm threaded BP film solar filters and are working on making threaded glass filters. These items would be special order, so please contact us for pricing and availability.

  • Is it possible (or practical) to use a Baader 2" Clicklock diagonal with this scope?

    It is possible to attach a 2" Clicklock diagonal, though you will need an SCT to 2" adapter like the OS-ASCT2 or the TE-ACC-0003. It will work well, although it can make balance a bit tricky and you cannot rotate the diagonal to certain positions (it can

  • Mounts for 6 & 8 are the same?, what is the mount load capacity of the 6 inch. model

    The fork arm is actually the same for the 6", 8" and 9.25" Evolution scopes. The larger tripod is the only change on the 9.25" scope. Based on this, it can be expected that the fork is capable of more than 20 lbs of load (the weight of the 9.25" OTA), but

  • Could I ask what the height is of the tripod: both at its minimum hight, and at its maximum height?

    The tripod is about 28" at minimum height and about 48" at maximum height. The leg lengths go from ~31" to ~55".

  • Would you know what the weight of the individual components are for this telescope: tripod, mount and OTA? Especially the weight of the mount, since I am wondering if it is exactly the same mount as for the Evo 8 and Evo 9.25?

    Hello Freddy, The tripod is the same for the 8" but the 9.25" is different than the other two. I have a breakdown of the 6" below. Celestron Evolution 6; Optical Tube Assembly, 10 lbs. Mount Arm, 17 lbs. Tripod, 11 lbs

  • 1) What kind of alignment procedure(s) does this series of scopes use? 2) Can the auxillary Celestron Skysync GPS unit be used with the Evolution scopes, or must one's location be entered manually only?

    When using the included Nexstar+ Hand Controller, the alignment procedures available are the same as with the Nexstar SE and CPC/CPC-DLX series telescopes. These include the one-star, two-star, and Sky-Align methods. The Nexstar Evolution Series is compa

  • Specs say no hand controller (one is shown in one of the pics). Where is the 120,000 object database stored? Is the database part of the phone app? What hand controller will work with this scope? Will an Advanced Series (CG-5 mount) controller work?

    The Evolution-Series telescopes will include the Nexstar+ Hand-Controller, which features a 40,000 object database and allows for the addition of 200 user-defined objects. When using the phone/mobile application, the hand-controller will not be needed/us