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  • Experience the incredible Enhanced Vision and Automated Field Detection technologies, bringing more power and detail to an eyepiece than 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!

Product Details


    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!


    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

    • 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.
    • Integrated Intelligent Image Processing.
    • Intelligent Sensor Settings.
    • Noise Reduction ​Light Pollution Reduction.
    • ​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 (17.7-inches).
    • ​Motorized Alt-Az Mount with extreme tracking accuracy thanks to Automated Celestial Tracking with Feedback.
    • ​ Weight: 19.8-pounds (9 kg) including tripod.
    • ​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​. 

    Take full advantage of the eVscope’s portability with this custom Backpack.

    This backpack was carefully designed with the world-leading manufacturer of large telephoto lens transportation bags. It is made of tough reinforced fabric and carefully padded with high-density foam to protect your telescope from any shock. 

    Unistellar eVscope Backpack-4

    Features of the eVscope Backpack:

    • Built-in foam inserts precisely match the shape of your eVscope.
    • Internal strap to securely fasten the instrument while backpacking.
    • Removable rain-shield protects it from rain and humidity.
    • ​Padded adjustable shoulder straps.
    • Padded adjustable hip-belt to distribute the load weight.
    • 5 small internal pockets: 2 zipped, 2 to hold telescope cap and eyepiece lid while observing and a spare one.
    • Ventilated back panel
    • ​2 large external and 1 hip-belt zipped pocket.

    The backpack measures 72 x 22.5 x 29 cm (H x W x D) or around 28.3 x 8.9 x 11.4-inches and is made out of the same robust materials as computer bags. It weighs 2 kg or around 4.4-pounds. 

    Air travel with your eVscope and backpack?

    Unistellar eVscope Backpack-5This backpack is perfect for walking around only. Most of the airline companies limit their hand luggage to 8 kg or 18-pounds. Please, mind that the eVscope weighs 9 kg (19.8-pounds) and the backpack 2 kg (4.4-pounds). Moreover, the backpack size of 72 x 22.5 x 29 cm (28.3 x  8.9 x 11.4-inches) does not fit the hand luggage requirements, it's slightly longer.

    The manufacturer does not recommend putting your eVscope simply in the backpack in checked luggage, (there is a huge chance it might be damaged). The Unistellar team uses rigid cases while traveling to make sure that their eVscopes are perfectly safe.

    Last but not least, lithium-ion batteries under 100 Wh. These batteries can be placed in checked baggage as part of the portable electronic devices, without any problems.

    • Carefully designed transportation bags.
    • The eVscope backpack is made of tough reinforced fabric, and carefully padded with high-density foam.
    • This bag is strong and made to protect your telescope from any daily shock.


    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")
    Dawes Limit1.02 arcseconds
    Focal Length450 mm (17.7 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.
    • eVscope Backpack

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Curt H.
United States United States
Nothing short of amazing!

The Unistellar eVscope offers a new way to observe Deep Sky Objects like never before. The quick and easy set-up make it easy to get going quickly, wherever you are. Within 10 minutes of pressing the power button the first time, I was aligned and focused, and observing the Crab Nebula - and I could see the colors in the nebula! And all this in my front yard in a Bottle 8 area! I was blown away by this. While this scope isn't what I would recommend for beginners, nor is it going to please the serious astrophotographer, it fills an entirely new niche for those who would like to observe Deep Sky Objects, but don't have easy access to a truly dark sky location. This should be a huge hit at star parties. I see the eVscope becoming the telescope I use most, perhaps even more than binoculars.

United States United States
eVscope is another technology option with which to view the heavens

Still waiting to get the focus just right - touchy, but also my phone and my pad do not show the same quality of image and that makes it more difficult. I have hiked in Cascades for many many years and this is the most expensive backpack I have ever purchased—and it does not appear to fit the eVscope well. Once when trying to get it into pack I moved the focus wheel accidentally—that was a sad moment. Entering the RA and DEC is straight forward. Will not accept a NGC# or Messier#. So you need will need a text or pre-drafted list of targets for the evening and the RA & DEC for each. I applaud this effort and its goals to reach deep into general public users. Those with some experience in astronomy might think of this as a tele-camera with wonderful software to take care of aiming and exposure decisions. This is a completely different way to see targets that are distant and dim. There are many ways to explore with this device that have yet to be described. It is going to be fun to watch it develop. It is going to be especially fun to use it.

David S.
United States United States
My Wife Is Thrilled!

I’d been thinking about purchasing an eVscope ever since I read about them several years ago. My wife is the amateur astronomer in the family but I’m the one who figures out what she needs. When the eVscope was finally available I told her I was buying it for her. She resisted saying she already had enough telescopes: a 10” Dobsonian and an 8” computer controlled Newtonian, and we couldn’t afford one. Well I went out and ordered her the eVscope with backpack anyway. It arrived very quickly from OPT. She wasn’t too thrilled with me at first, but then I took her out to use it. She was thrilled. It’s so convenient to transport, so easy to set up, and so simple use and take photos with. In addition, this time of year in the northwest we’d be freezing sitting out looking through the telescope, but we can view the star clusters, galaxies, nebulas, etc on our iPhones and iPads while sitting in our car. As they say, “What’s the best telescope? The one you’ll use the most.” She will continue to use her other scopes with all their bells and whistles, but she’ll use the eVscope the most. Now I need to buy her a good solar telescope.