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$1,899.00 AUD
SKU: CE-12095


The Celestron NexStar Evolution 5" is a compact Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope mounted on the portable NexStar single fork arm Alt-Azimuth mount. This a fantastic instrument for visual observation and outreach, with a built-in lithium-iron phosphate battery for up to 10 hours of continuous observing.

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 NexStar mount uses Celestron's proven NexStar computer control technology with an target database of over 40,000 objects. With portability in mind, the mount includes a built-in LiFePO4 rechargeable battery with enough power for up to 10 hours of continuous observing. 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.

The NexStar Evolution mount is equipped with 4 auxiliary ports—two on top of the fork and two on the bottom. A StarSense hand control is still included, but is not necessary when using NexStar Evolution with the app.


Optical design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125 mm (5")
Focal length 1250 mm
Focal ratio f/10
Resolving power 0.93 arc seconds
Highest useful magnification 295 x
Light gathering power 329 times the human eye
Central obstruction diameter 51 mm (40% of aperture diameter)
Wavelength range 400 - 750 nm
Optical coatings StarBright XLT
Mount attachment CG-5 Dovetail
Threads 2"-24 UNC
Tube length 330 mm
Tube weight 4.54 kg
Tube diameter 152 mm
SKU CE-12095


Mount specifications


Mount type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 11 kg
Height adjustment range 1193.8mm - 1752.6mm (47" – 69")
Tripod leg diameter 38.1mm (1.5") Stainless Steel
Mount head weight 7 kg
Tripod weight 5.44 kg
Slew speed 9 slew speeds - max speed 4°/second
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking modes Alt-azimuth, EQ North and EQ South
Dovetail compatibility CG-5 saddle plate
Auxiliary ports 4 AUX Ports (Hand Control can use any of the AUX Ports)
Autoguide port No
USB port Yes, hand control input and mount output
Power requirement Internal 9 6V, 4 5Ah lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4)
Motor drive DC servo motors
Alignment procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star Align, Two-Star Align, Solar System Align, EQ North Align and EQ South Align (EQ align requires wedge)
Periodic error correction No
Computerized hand control 2 line x 18 character backlit Liquid Crystal Display, 19 LED backlit buttons, USB 2.0 Port for PC connection
NexStar+ database Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Software Celestron Starry Night Special Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Total telescope kit weight 17.23 kg


  • Optical tube
  • Mount and tripod
  • Accessory tray
  • Star diagonal
  • Visual back
  • Red dot finderscope
  • 40mm and 13mm eyepieces
  • Instruction manual
  • AC adapter


$1,899.00 AUD

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