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Celestron 6" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope

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


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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 (6")
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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Steve W

Works as advertised, right out of the box!

The Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6" is my first telescope. I bought it about a week ago, and have only had one chance to use it, due to weather. It is very quick and easy to set up. I followed the super simple instructions on how to align the scope, and it worked perfectly! I was able to point at an object and select "go to", and the scope found and centered it perfectly! I was amazed at the detail I saw in Jupiter and it's moons. I could easily see the bands and the red spot. I am eager to get out to some really dark areas away from town to take a look at some deep sky objects. I can't get over how easy this scope is to use!!