Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Review

8 February 2019

I got to spend some quality time with one of our larger telescopes last week, including mucking about with the iPhone app that hooks up to the mount's WiFi.

I even took it up to the dark sky site for a few test shots using my DSLR and an Orion Starshoot 5MP colour CCD. More practice with both would have got much better photos, I'm sure, and the hot weather and full moon pretty much ruined the seeing on my test night. After all that, the initial results did look pretty good.

The scope is a monster, and is really cool, albeit with a couple of quirks. I've never really played with a scope of this focal length, and I hope to be able to have another go, particularly as Jupiter gets a bit higher later in the year.

My review is here.