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vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

french start-up vaonis has unveiled two exploration stations that perfectly combine a telescope and a camera. smart and fully automated, the company aims to revolutionize the world of astronomy by redesigning the experience of observation by opting for the most comfortable eyepiece: your mobile device combined with their app.

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope
images and video by vaonis

 

 

dubbed vespera and stellina, these gadgets by vaonis allow you to explore and observe the night sky, capture your own photos of celestial objects, learn about the cosmos, and share your discoveries all in one place. equipped with the best components on the market, the observation stations are easy to use — just set up the tripod using the adjustable legs and turn it on. once it calibrates itself through the GPS of your device and its embedded star recognition technology. using the app, select the object you want to observe, and it will point and track it.

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

 

 

‘our app is your space center, the place where you decide where you want to go. very intuitive and user-friendly, you can easily access any stellar object in our catalog,’ vaonis comments. ‘you will also get personalized recommendations on what to observe according to your geolocation and the astronomical calendar. you will beguided each step of the way on your journey to reach the stars.’

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

 

 

designed for wanderers, vespera is the lightest and smallest smart telescope in the world. so tiny, it can fit in your backpack. weighing less than 5 kgs, you can bring it with you everywhere to explore new places, and live even more unforgettable moments.

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

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vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

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vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

vaonis turns your mobile phone into an astronomy observation telescope

 

 

project info:

 

name: stellina and vespera

company: vaonis

  • Citizen Science just jumped up a notch. If you need volunteers, please let me know. Hawaii Island Resident.

    Sam Starr
    Jan 19, 2021
  • Very interested

    David Hurst
    Jan 19, 2021
  • This is a great idea, however, what protects the lens from frosting over after 10 minutes out in the cold?

    Richard
    Jan 19, 2021
  • As an avid astrophotographer for over 20 years with many published photos, I have to say that this thing is basically a toy. In terms of almost everything but ease of use, it is really low end. It lacks aperture and proper tracking control as well as cooling for the image chip. It is alt/az and not equatorial, another critical feature. Will you get astro-images? Probably. Will you get good astro-images? if your standards are anything but really basic, probably not. To see what your standards should be, go to astrobin.com for images by hundreds of astro imagers and see what current amateur astrophotos should look like.

    W. M.
    Jan 18, 2021

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