Vaonis STELLINA Smart Telescope
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Vaonis STELLINA Smart Telescope
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.
|Aperture||80 mm (3.25")|
|Dawes Limit||1.45 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||400 mm|
|Light Gathering Power||131x|
|Mega Pixels||6.4 mp|
|Pixel Array||3086 x 2076|
|Pixel Size||2.4 microns|
|Sensor||Sony IMX 178|
|Tube Weight||29 lbs|
- Vaonis STELLINA Observation Station.
- 10,000mAh Battery (Anker brand).
- Battery Cable.
- Carbon Fibre Tripod (Gitzo brand).
- Dust Cover.
- Bubble Level Plate.
- Instruction Booklets.
- 3 Allen Wrenches (Hex Keys).
- 2-Year Warranty.
Living in a city means light pollution, yet even with a full moon, Stellina was able to image 6 stellar object with ease, with only 1-2 minutes getting it going. This on a night when I could see only a few stars in the sky. Stellina is the future of amateur astronomy and budding astrophotographers. I find myself using it every clear night, while my two E-q mounts and deep sky telescopes sit idle, no doubt because Stellina weighs less that 30 pounds and a fully equipped telescope set up would weigh more than 120 pounds. I can go anywhere with Stellina and image quickly ans easily. Most important is that the images can be saved as both jpegs and fits, the jpeg also can be processed before saving in a default, dark sky, b&w, or spot format. Stellina is well worth the money and then some. You can image nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, comets, planets, the moon, and some specialized objects as well. You will not be disappointed.
Excellent. Quick and easy to set up and pictures are good. Not the clear vibrant pictures seen with larger scopes but I am happy with the ease I am getting decent images.
This telescope is absolutely incredible! You plop it out, wifi to it with your phone and then through the app it can search any object for you. The telescope is the most user friendly and accessible telescope on the market. The app is professionally made and very intuitive. Sure, you can get a much better quality telescope for the price-point, but that's a whole headache of parts you have to buy and an hour of setup time you have to work with. Astrophotography and amateur astronomy are not easy hobbies, but the Stellina works to change that and the face of these hobbies to not just be for professional enthusiasts, but everyone. I hope to see improved processing in the future, and a tutorial for properly stacking the FITS files! It's the future of astrophotography in a world where telescopes haven't changed much in the past thirty years.
The telescope is simple, there's no other way to describe it...A push of a button and it's ready to go. I told it to go to the Orion Nebula, it went straight there and started taking images of it. The first few exposures were great, and after 25 minutes, even the imagers were impressed. Sure, it's Orion, an easy target, so the next target to try was Andromeda. After 20 minutes the dust lanes started to come out, very easy and no star trails or anything. Other targets like the Dumbell nebula have been imaged with success, and the best part is it really is done at the touch of a button. Amazing for outreach and the info in the app really helps tell you what you're looking at. Sharing the image on multiple tablets with friends and guests was really cool too...I would say the only issues I had was when there were thin clouds it had a hard time locating targets.