The STELLINA from Vaonis is what we get when innovation meets automation. Never has astrophotography been so easy to get into before this mobile observation station. Simple enough for children to understand, yet full of capabilities that will impress seasoned astronomers, the STELLINA smart telescope is a perfect fit for all levels of experience.
Completely controlled through the sleek and intuitive smartphone application, “Stellinapp,” knowing nothing about the night sky is not a problem. The app is equipped with an extensive catalogue of deep-sky objects and recommendations, real-time image stacking and processing, and full GoTo functionality. Explore the universe with ease and in style with the STELLINA.
The Immediate Astrophotographer
Your path to the universe just got easier with this portable astrophotography system. Designed for simplicity and a user-friendly experience from the start, the STELLINA will get you exploring and imaging the deep sky in less than 5 minutes. Alignment, focus, target acquisition, tracking, and more, STELLINA automates it all! Choose from a list of recommended targets for your location, and this telescope will take care of the rest. It’s really that simple.
The longstanding barriers of entry into astrophotography—no matter how slight they might be--have been broken down by the STELLINA. Now everybody can be a part of this incredible hobby.
Astrophotography Made Easy
The Stellinapp smartphone application is a dream come true for astronomers around the world. Watch your incoming photos be processed and stacked as they come in, optimizing for the best possible clarity of your target while also giving you options to alter the images if desired. You won’t need to take the time deciding which object is available to image, either.
Thanks to the app’s smart recommendations based on your location and the automated weather monitor, the best possible targets are listed for you with the time needed to image them! Simply choose which target you like the most and the automatic GoTo functionality will bring you right to it. Alignment, focus, tracking, and everything else needed for proper astrophotography is built right into the STELLINA.
Gone are the longstanding barriers to astrophotography—no matter how minor they may be. Anybody from all age groups, from elementary to the elite can now capture the cosmos in a matter of minutes and spread these wonders to the world. And one of the best things about this app is that all images taken can be saved directly to your phone once you finish!
A Made-to-Measure Tripod
The perfect systems wouldn’t be complete without the perfect tripod. Vaonis has partnered with the legendary Gitzo tripod manufacturer to create a custom-designed tripod fit for the STELLINA. Inspired by Gitzo’s “Systematic” range of tripods, some of the world’s strongest and most stable tripods, the GT3520S-VS model was built from the ground up to be STELLINA's ideal partner.
The Gitzo Series 3 Systematic Tripod is an exceptional carbon fiber tripod combining minimal weight with incredible stability to bring out the best in STELLINA's performance. This ultra-portable tripod is easy to carry anywhere you want to go and can be customized in a few areas including the feet and mount plate.
Sony Sensor Made for Imaging
Just like the rest of the system, STELLINA's camera sensor is engineered with astrophotography in mind. Sony's IMX 178 sensor is a 6.4 MP chip with an extremely high resolution of 3086 x 2076 pixels. The creators at Vaonis want to make sure that every image that comes out of the STELLINA is guaranteed to look crisp even when blown up to poster size or when a small section is cropped.
On top of that, the sensor itself has a light pollution, or city light suppression (CLS), filter built onto the front. Every astronomer is keenly aware of how much an issue light pollution has become in the modern age, and this is one major factor to combat the encroaching light.
Hours of Automated Imaging
Image for as long as you can stay awake with the portable and rechargeable battery. Once the sun goes down, this 10,000mAh battery will last for up to 5 hours of active use before requiring a recharge, which is more than enough time to get some incredible images for the night. Invite your friends and family to the imaging session for an impromptu star party, and revel in the fact that one of the most complex hobbies in the world can be simply controlled by your fingertips.
Removing yet another barrier of entry, Vaonis and OPT include a 30-day trial with every STELLINA purchase! How does this work?
You are free to use the STELLINA for the entire trial period and, if for whatever reason the STELLINA is not for you, then you are free to return the product for a full refund, provided it has not been damaged and is still completely functional.
Please note: Product must be returned in it's original box with all included accessories.
Updating Your STELLINA
Thanks to continued support and progress made by the Vaonis team, you will consistently get free updates to your devices in order to provide the optimum experience at all stages of your STELLINA experience.
To update, simply follow these steps:
1. Update your mobile app on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Open Stellinapp, turn your device on, and connect your mobile or tablet on STELLINA's Wi-Fi.
3. A popup will ask you to update your STELLINA. If the popup does not show up, go to the first tab of the menu (STELLINA's Control's) and click on Install (Update Number).
4. Do not turn off your device while the device is updating: the update will take between 5 and 10 minutes.
5. When the update is complete, wait until STELLINA's network is back in your Wi-Fi settings.
6. To check whether the update has been correctly installed, go to the first tab and check that the version is up to date.
80 mm (3.25")
Light Gathering Power
3086 x 2076
Sony IMX 178
Vaonis STELLINA Observation Station.
10,000mAh Battery (Anker brand).
Carbon Fibre Tripod (Gitzo brand).
Bubble Level Plate.
3 Allen Wrenches (Hex Keys).
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This system is out of this world. I had my entire family on our back deck 10 iPhones/iPads wified into Stellina. I am the control unit & slew to M-13. As I talk about the glob, they are receiving sequences of images which look better with every update. In 15 minutes, they have frameable art on their phones.
All done in a suburban, light- polluted Skies!!!
Light frames, darks, plate solved and stacked automatically. Plus, I have 30-40 fits files to compose myself.
What an astronomy class we had.
As a total neophyte I am incredibly impressed with this device. I’m only in my third session and have gotten real good results right out of the box. There’s a good fb group of users to provide insight into use. The cons first. The bubble level could be extended further away from the scope for easier leveling which is important. It really doesn’t take good images of planets but deep space images are remarkable. The pros are ease of use and the remarkable images it creates with minimal effort
I initially was drawn to the Stellina by the simplicity of use and the quality of the images that are displayed in their advertising. I decided to save up and finally purchased the instrument. Although I have only had Stellina for a short while, it seems to live up to the manufactures claims. The major difference is that I am not looking through an eyepiece searching for a tiny object in the sky. I would have to purchase an extremely large and expensive telescope to be able to see in great detail most of the images that I can capture with Stellina. The time that I have spent waiting for the object to be displayed has been spent in learning about astronomy and having good discussions with family and friends - a very valuable use of my time. OPT have provided excellent service with a prompt delivery and have answered my questions quickly and accurately, Highly recommended. Paul Hart
I've always wanted to get a telescope and get more educated about the heavens but have, frankly, been too lazy. The Vaonis Stellina has turned out to be incredibly easy to use - and I love the fact that it works through photographs as that's another of my passions. I use it almost every night and have got some great shots and am looking forward to getting more as the seasons progress. It's also really cool as it scans the sky, locks onto its target and takes hundreds of exposures to create a composite image.