Celestron 9.25" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope

Celestron 9.25" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope
Item # CE-12092
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  • Control your Celestron 9.25" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope wirelessly from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free Celestron mobile app with planetarium interface and SkyAlign technology
  • Portable 9.25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings and Fastar compatibility
  • Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion 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.


Celestron 9.25" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope


Celestron’s signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 9.25, 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. The proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you’re ready to observe within minutes. 

When using the optional 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 compatible with the Celestron SkySync GPS system, so there is no need to manually enter latitude, longitude, and time, when using this accessory.


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 lithium-ion 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.

Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. 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. Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.


If you’re interested in astroimaging, the 9.25-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.

NexStar Evolution includes a StarPointer finderscope, two 1.25” Plossl eyepieces, a 1.25” star diagonal, AC adapter, and optional hand control.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-12092
UPC Code 050234020923
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron NexStar Evolution
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 9.25"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length 2350mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.4
Highest Useful Magnification 555X
Optical Coatings Celestron XLT
Tube Color or Finish Celestron Grey
Length of Optical Tube 22"
Focuser Style Internal Moving Primary
Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual
Focusing Speeds One-Speed
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 13mm, 40mm
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included AC Wall Adapter
CD ROMs Included None
Alignment Procedure 3-Star Alignment, SkyAlign, Solar System Align
Tracking Modes Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database 120,000
OTA Mount Type Single Arm
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 46.6lb.
Included Items

Included Items

  • 9.25" Nexstar Evolution Telescope
  • Tripod (Model #93493)
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • 13mm 1.25” Plossl Eyepiece
  • 40mm 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece
  • 1.25” Star Diagonal
  • AC adapter
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does the hand controller come with the scope or is that a separate purchase. The Celestron site is a little unclear about that.
I like the idea of the heavier tripod for the 9.25, yet it seems that the same arm is used on all three, the 6, 8, and 9.25. Is that right? if so, it seems that the arm is eihter overkill for the 6" or it will under-perform for the 9.25. 
I am always skeptic about built-in batteries...is there any projection of total battery life (in years) for this product? Based on continuous use...I did read that there is no chance to use external powertanks, but for charging the built-in battery
so from the answer below. if the battery dies i can still use the scope with a dc power supply, power tank etc.
What is included in the Observer Accessory Kit?
Can I buy only a NexStar Evolution Computerized mount ?
If then, could you tell me the price of it ?
The scope has 1 hand control port and 3 aux ports, but no dedicated "autoguider" port like the other Celestron scopes.  How does one connect an autoguider camera (Orion) to the Evolution scope for autoguiding in EQ wedge mode?
Just to clarify...are the eyepieces included in bundle #3 the 2" version? Thanks.
The weight in the response said 26 pounds for the mount and tripod. What i the weight of the 9.25 OTA, the tripod for the 9.25 and the mount head for the 9.25
What is the weight of each individual component?
Does this package include: a) Go-To;  b) ability to move the scope manually without disengaging clutches; c) and to have it begin tracking the manually selected target automatically ?
Does this scope have a 2" barrel or is it limited to 1.25" eyepieces? 
Could I use a Baader erct image prism and the baader binoviewers with this scope?
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