Celestron NexStar Evolution 925 9.25" f/10 WiFi GoTo SCT

$2,199.00

Availability: In stock

Celestron's new NexStar Evolution 925 9¼" f/10 go-to Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope brings big aperture amateur astronomy into the wireless 21st century of smart phones, iPads, and tablets. 
Our Product #: NXEV9
Celestron Product #: 12092
Recommended Accessories
 

Product Description

This NexStar Evolution 925 advanced 9¼" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain is the first go-to telescope (along with the other new NexStar Evolution scopes) with built-in WiFi so you are not tethered to your scope by a hand control on a coiled cord. You can slew to all of the best celestial objects with a simple tap on your smart phone or tablet.

Simply connect your smart phone or tablet to your NexStar Evolution 925's built-in wireless network, and you can explore the universe with Celestron's mobile app for iOS and Android. The app has a database of over 120,000 celestial objects for you to explore, including a specially selected list of 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects that you will come back to enjoy again and again.

You can use the app's planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time or to display a list of the best celestial objects that are visible to you based on your time and location. You can then command your Evolution 925 to automatically slew to the object of your choice at speeds of up to four degrees per second, center it precisely in the eyepiece field, and then track it flawlessly while you observe and enjoy at your leisure. In addition, Celestron's proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so you can have your scope set up and ready to observe within minutes. (If you don't have a wireless device, or your smart phone or tablet runs out of juice in the field, a conventional hand control is included so you can still enjoy your scope.)

Celestron engineers designed the NexStar Evolution 925 based on years of customer feedback. It has an upgraded single fork arm design with many thoughtful features that combine to provide you with the best possible experience out under the stars. For example, forget about buying boxes of AA batteries to power the scope, or a bulky external battery pack. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, the NexStar Evolution 925 includes its own built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. You can enjoy stargazing for up to 10 hours on a single charge, then recharge it at home using the supplied AC adapter. You can even use your NexStar Evolution 925's built-in USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session.

Large, ergonomic handles make setting up your NexStar Evolution 925 quick and painless. With a total weight of only 63 lbs, the Evolution 925 is easy to transport, whether it's out to the backyard for a quick half hour of observing or away on an all-night observing session at a distant dark sky site. The heavy duty adjustable height stainless steel tripod features lines etched on the legs to help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope without guesswork.

Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth give you the flexibility to manually point the telescope when it is powered off. You get two quality Plössl eyepieces to give you observing options right out of the box. If you expand your eyepiece collection, you can store up to seven eyepieces in the two accessory trays, one on the tripod and one on the telescope drive base. An adjustable brightness red LED in the fork arm casts a soft red glow onto the accessory tray in the base to make it easier to select a different eyepiece while observing.

If you're interested in astroimaging, the 9¼" NexStar Evolution 925 is an affordable way to get started. It's the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers precision worm gears, along with improved motors, for precise speed control and low periodic error. With the NexStar Evolution 925's good tracking accuracy, 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 an optional Celestron HD Pro wedge for longer exposures to bring out faint and hidden details in your astrophotos.

Celestron's time-tested 9¼" Schmidt-Cassegrain optics and industry-standard StarBright XLT optical coatings give you the bright, sharp views for which Celestron is famous. They make the Evolution 259 a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.

The NexStar Evolution 925 includes built-in WiFi for cordless operation, a StarPointer red dot finderscope, two 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (59x and 180x), a 1.25" prism star diagonal, an AC adapter for powering the scope and recharging the built-in battery, a computer hand control, and a heavy duty stainless steel adjustable height tripod with accessory tray.

Tech Details

Aperture 9.25"
Focal Length 2350mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Heaviest Single Component 35 lbs.
Highest Useful Magnification 470x
Motorized Controls WiFi Computer GoTo
Weight 61.5 lbs.
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Resolution 0.49 arc seconds
Supplied Eyepiece 40mm and 13mm 1.25" Plossls
Telescope Type Schmidt-Cassegrain
View Finder StarPointer Red Dot Finder
Visual Limiting Magnitude 14.4
Warranty 2 years

Reviews

Review by:
My wife bought me one of these from Astronomics for my birthday just after they were introduced. I think it is one of the finest visual systems out there, especially for relative newcomers to astronomy. I actually don’t use the WiFi/mobile device feature that much, although some people love that. I have also used a HD wedge. Regardless of what some may say, you can do reasonably good astrophotography with this system, although it does take more babysitting than a dedicated astrophotography rig. I’ve gone on to an equatorial system for astrophotography, but I still use the Evolution often for visual. Bottom line is that of the many birthday presents I’ve received in my life, this one has probably given me more hours of enjoyment than any of them. (Posted on 1/15/2019)
Review by:
I was a little on the fence as to whether to buy the Evolution 8 or Evolution 925. I was concerned about weight and since I use a 2" diagonal, I was concerned about the length of the 925 OTA. I'm not concerned any longer. Its not light but I'm able to pick up the fully assembled telescope and mount/tripod and move it around easily. The OTA with 2" diagonal clears the mount no problem at zenith with the OTA moved forward on the mount. I'm using the Celestron 2" diagonal. I really like the built-in wireless and the built-in battery. The only issue I had was the staryy night software information was missing. I contacted Celestron and they took care of that immediately. Overall, this is a fantastic telescope and I'm very happy with my choice. (Posted on 1/12/2019)
Review by:
This is my second Celestron Nexstar Evolution Telescope. I also own and use an 8" Evolution. I do a great deal of astronomy outreach, and many times I am setting up and operating multiple telescopes. The same things that I look for in a telescope are similar to what most people look for in a telescope. Portable, ease of setup and use, and reliability. Now, the 9.25" SCT is not extremely small, but it is most certainly light and compact enough to give great aperture without back strain. The optical tube is well made, but I would have dealt with an extra pound in weight for a slightly thicker and tougher metal used in the tube. The tube is easy to set and balance in the single arm Evolution mount. The mount is a bit heavy, but not harmfully so. The handle makes it easy to carry, and the base has mating cuts that allow easy location of the captive tightening bolts on the top of the tripod. The tripod for the 9.25" Nexstar Evolution is beefier than the tripod for the 6" and 8" models, and it is appreciated and quite sturdy. Physical setup is quite fast and easy. In operation, the mount has an internal LiPo rechargeable battery, and the mount comes with a 120V power supply/charger. You can also add an external 12V power supply to add extra power for the mount. I find this unnecessary in most cases, as the internal battery powers the unit well all night. Like other batteries, power starts to fade a bit in the cold. The WiFi control is built in to the mount, and works well with my tablets and smartphones. The software, Sky Portal, is free and available for both Android and Apple users. My Nexstar Evolution 8 and Nexstar Evolution 9.25 have been reliable and a pleasure to use. Sometimes I use the WiFi, sometimes the Hand Controller. Either way, these are great telescopes and worth your investment. I highly recommend them to growing astronomers who value time observing more than time setting up telescopes. (Posted on 1/10/2019)
Review by:
This is my second Celestron Nexstar Evolution Telescope. I also own and use an 8" Evolution. I do a great deal of astronomy outreach, and many times I am setting up and operating multiple telescopes. The same things that I look for in a telescope are similar to what most people look for in a telescope. Portable, ease of setup and use, and reliability. Now, the 9.25" SCT is not extremely small, but it is most certainly light and compact enough to give great aperture without back strain. The optical tube is well made, but I would have dealt with an extra pound in weight for a slightly thicker and tougher metal used in the tube. The tube is easy to set and balance in the single arm Evolution mount. The mount is a bit heavy, but not harmfully so. The handle makes it easy to carry, and the base has mating cuts that allow easy location of the captive tightening bolts on the top of the tripod. The tripod for the 9.25" Nexstar Evolution is beefier than the tripod for the 6" and 8" models, and it is appreciated and quite sturdy. Physical setup is quite fast and easy. In operation, the mount has an internal LiPo rechargeable battery, and the mount comes with a 120V power supply/charger. You can also add an external 12V power supply to add extra power for the mount. I find this unnecessary in most cases, as the internal battery powers the unit well all night. Like other batteries, power starts to fade a bit in the cold. The WiFi control is built in to the mount, and works well with my tablets and smartphones. The software, Sky Portal, is free and available for both Android and Apple users. My Nexstar Evolution 8 and Nexstar Evolution 9.25 have been reliable and a pleasure to use. Sometimes I use the WiFi, sometimes the Hand Controller. Either way, these are great telescopes and worth your investment. I highly recommend them to growing astronomers who value time observing more than time setting up telescopes. (Posted on 12/31/2018)
Review by:
Reminds me of my Questar 7, only bigger, better and far more cost effective. The perfect telescope can be either on tripod or tabletop. The lithium internal battery lasts a long time, the computer driven go to can be run off your smart phone. I upgraded to the EdgeHD tube for wide flat coma free fields. Everything in one tidy handheld package! (Posted on 12/23/2018)
Review by:
This is a very good scope that's on a very good lightweight mount. Most people look into this for astrophotography but the only "good" images you will get with this scope is planets due to the fact that this telescope is big with a big focal length on a lightweight mount which does not go together at all. Though you can still do deep sky imaging with this it won't be as good as if you were to use a short refractor telescope on this mount such as an Astrotech 60 or 72mm ED. If you are going to be using this for visuals this is an excellent telescope all around. (Posted on 12/21/2018)
Review by:
Great telescope! I run my library’s astronomy program and they bought one for outreach. Beautiful views and works great. Easy to use! (Posted on 12/9/2018)
How do you rate this product? *
Rating

Supplied Accessories

  • Starbright XLT multicoated 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain optics
  • Built-in wi-fi for smart phone and tablet control
  • Single fork arm design
  • Multicoated 1.25" 40mm (59x) and 13mm (180x) Plössl eyepieces
  • Star Pointer red dot non-magnifying finder
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • 1.25" visual back
  • Dual axis worm gear DC drive (powered by built-in rechargeable battery)
  • NexStar SkyAlign go-to computer hand control 
  • Adjustable height all-metal heavy duty tripod with combined accessory tray/spreader bar
  • Dust covers