Unistellar eVscope - Smart Telescope

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  • Experience the incredible Enhanced Vision and Automated Field Detection technologies, bringing more power and detail to an eyepiece that ever before!
  • Easily portable and lightweight to carry.
  • Operate with your smartphone or another smart device through the intuitive app interface.
  • Take part in Citizen Science initiatives, contributing to the greater science community by simply enjoying your eVscope and sending in what you see!
  • If we are out, you can order your eVscope now to secure delivery before the end of the year. Many units available for delivery in October 2020. 
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Unistellar eVscope - Smart Telescope

Order your eVscope now and secure delivery before the end of the year. Many units will be available in October 2020.

SEE THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE IN REAL TIME

Unprecedented power and simplicity. Your journey to wonder and discovery starts here.

Unistellar eVscope's proprietary Enhanced Vision and Automated Field Detection technologies offer unmatched power and accuracy in a compact, user-friendly telescope to reveal galaxies, nebulae, and comets directly through the eyepiece and in unparalleled colors and detail.

In partnership with the SETI Institute, leverage your eVscope's power and join their community of thousands of users to witness valuable astronomical events like supernovae, or exoplanet transits, and add your contribution to science.

Enhanced Vision

At 100 times more powerful than a regular telescope, Unistellar's Enhanced Vision is patented proprietary technology that allows a live observation of faint objects. This is due to the live accumulation of the light received from the objects. Galaxies, nebulae, and comets finally become visible, colorful, and detailed.

Depending on observing conditions (light pollution, moon phase, weather, etc…) and the objects you are pointing toward, it can take from a few seconds to several tens of seconds for you to start seeing the beautiful colors and shapes of galaxies and nebulae normally invisible, even through the eyepiece of a large conventional telescope.

Autonomous Field Detection

Simple and accurate pointing and tracking make this telescope incredibly easy to use.

This system instantly recognizes the objects in its field of view, by comparing what it sees with a coordinates database of tens of millions of stars. This allows its automated tracking and pointing system to be extremely accurate and easy to use, making it by far the most user-friendly telescope on the market.

The Autonomous Field Detection system also allows it to inform you about what you are observing (distance from the Earth, etc.).

Compact and Lightweight

Light amplification means that a small telescope can also be powerful without putting on much weight. This telescope is so small that you can carry it in a backpack! The eVscope is a perfect grab and go telescope.

Contribute to Space Science

The power of Enhanced Vision and the accuracy of Autonomous Field Detection also make the eVscope a valuable tool to scientists. In partnership with the SETI Institute, connect your eVscope to a network of thousands of eVscope owners around the world and help scientists all the while seeing special astronomical events like exoplanet transits or NEA passing. See this live, through your eVscope, while they are happening!

PREPARE TO BE AMAZED 

Unistellar's Enhanced Vision is a patent-pending technology that is based on the accumulation of light over short periods of time using a low light sensor, as well as on their proprietary algorithms of image processing that run on an on-board calculation module. The resulting amplified image is projected at infinite focus into the eye of the observer with an extremely high contrast ratio, creating a genuine and live experience of sky observation. Sensor settings and image processing parameters are automatically adjusted.

Autonomous Field Detection for a Smart Turn-key Telescope

The Autonomous Field Detection (AFD) software is a patent-pending, high-accuracy ,sky-recognition, and telescope-orientation technology. It automatically detects stars in the field-of-view and identifies its pointing direction by a comparison with a 20 million star coordinates database. Coupled with magneto-accelerometers and with a motorized mount, AFD allows the eVscope to automatically align with celestial coordinates and accurately pinpoint and identify any object in the sky. Anytime, users can get contextual information about many of the pointed objects on their smartphone.

Technical Specifications

    SMARTS
  • Autonomous Field Detection for a fully automated star alignment procedure in 10 seconds.
  • Automated Celestial Tracking with Feedback.
  • Automated Pointing (GoTo).
  • ​Catalog of 4,800 objects to choose from.
  • ​Detailed information on 120 astronomical objects.
  • ​List of recommended objects based on the time, date and location of the controlling smartphone.
  • ​Citizen Science Missions: Asteroid occultation events, Upcoming: exoplanet transits, transient event follow-up (supernovae and comets), and more.
    VISION
  • Integrated Intelligent Image Processing.
  • Intelligent Sensor Settings.
  • Noise Reduction ​Light Pollution Reduction.
    HARDWARE
  • ​Optical Magnification: 50x.
  • ​Digital Magnification: up to 400x (150x recommended maximum).
  • ​Max Magnitude: <16 in medium quality night sky in under a minute, up to 18 in excellent conditions in a few minutes.
  • ​Separating power: 2 arcsecond.
  • ​Mirror Diameter: 114 mm (4.5-inches).
  • ​Focal: 450 mm (80-inches).
  • ​Motorized Alt-Az Mount with extreme tracking accuracy thanks to Automated Celestial Tracking with Feedback.
  • ​ Weight: 19.8-pounds (9 kg) including tripod.
    ELECTRONICS
  • ​Sensor Technology: Sony Exmor with NIR technology.
  • ​Sensor Model: IMX224.
  • ​Display: OLED screen (Ultra High Contrast Ratio with True Black).
  • ​Battery Life: up to 10 hours.
  • ​Wireless Connectivity: ​Wifi for smartphone control.
  • ​Compass.
  • 3 axis accelerometer​. 

 

FAQs

How easy is it to set-up and use?

This scope was designed to be very user-friendly. Even for first-time users, it typically takes less than 10 minutes to get the eVscope set-up and pointing towards celestial objects. There is no need for constellations knowledge nor polar star alignment. Simply set up the tripod, mount the telescope, and launch the app. It's that simple.

Can it be easily transported?

Yes, weighing just 19.8-pounds (9 Kg) including tripod, the eVscope is easy to transport to and from your observation sites. The telescope is 25.5-inches tall and 9-inches wide (65 cm and 23 cm), and the tripod is also compact with extendable legs.

What can I see with the eVscope?

Thanks to the Enhanced Vision, the eVscope allows you to observe comets, star clusters, asteroids, supernovae, and even to see the shape and colors of many galaxies and nebulae.

Can it be used to observe the Moon and the planets of the Solar System?

Yes! The eVscope will allow you to see the moon and the planets, like Jupiter and Saturn for example. However, these objects being very bright, the eVscope will not allow you to see them better than in a classical telescope. With the exception of Neptune and Uranus (or even Pluto), that are very far, and therefore quite faint.

Can I download the images of the astronomical objects I observe with the telescope, on my smartphone/computer?

Yes, the colorful images of the galaxies and nebulae that you observed through the eVscope are readily available on your smartphone. Any image you save will be stored in our app and copied in your smartphone picture gallery. It can then easily be shared with your friends - or on your social media profiles - and transferred to your computer.

Can I use a camera adapter / adapt a DSLR camera to the eVscope?

The eVscope has been designed to provide all the functionalities required to view colorful images of galaxies and nebulae, all in a compact and lightweight telescope, and directly through the eyepiece. Images are saved on the smartphone and can easily be transferred onto a computer. At the present time, they do not plan on releasing nor recommending camera adapters for the eVscope.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture114 mm (4.5")
ComputerizedComputerized
Dawes Limit1.02 arcseconds
Focal Length450 mm (80 inches)
Focal Ratiof/3.9
Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
Highest Magnification228x
Light Gathering Power265x
Optical DesignNewtonian
SensorSony IMX224
Tube Diameter114 mm/9.37 inches
Weight19.8 lb

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • eVscope and motorized alt-az mount.
  • A sturdy tripod with extendable legs.
  • Built-in battery with up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • ​FREE control app with contextual information.
  • ​Citizen Science membership.