The Unistellar eVscope is an ingenious improvement on the traditional GoTo telescope through state-of-the-art technology to form one of the fastest & smartest push-button GoTo systems ever made.
The faint light from distant galaxies and nebulae is collected by the telescope, picked up by a highly sensitive low-light sensor and refined by unique proprietary image processing technology. Using a modern OLED display, the enhanced image is then projected through the eyepiece. This combines the advantages of computer-assisted telescope control and image enhancement with classical observing.
In addition to revealing the mysterious beauty of faraway galaxies, the eVscope also allows you to conveniently team up with researchers. Join a broad community and become part of a distributed telescope network to help with important scientific discoveries, all the while having fun observing.
Smart and easy to use
Simply switch on, select the observing target in the app, and you’re ready to go. Complicated polar alignment or prior knowledge of the night sky is not necessary. The eVscope guides itself automatically by means of an internal compass, accelerometer and plate solving. The control of the eVscope is wireless and intuitive via a smartphone or tablet, by using the Unistellar app (Android/iOS). The built-in battery lasts a whole night, up to 10 hours. You avoid cable chaos and having to take an external battery with you.
Autonomous Field Detection
This outshines conventional GoTo! Thanks to the eVscope’s sophisticated plate solving process, it can analyse the stars in the field of view in a few seconds, and so compute the current alignment of the telescope. So at the push of a button each object is extremely accurately located and tracked across the night sky.
Enhanced Vision Technology
With conventional telescopes, faint objects such as nebulae and galaxies are only barely recognisable as faint spots of light. With the eVscope you can simply activate the live stacking. The telescope then shows not only the image from a single moment, but collects light over longer periods of time. After just a few seconds you will see your observing target like through no other telescope of this size. You can watch live as the image becomes more intense and more distinct over the course of a few minutes. The colours and structures of the observing target become clearly recognisable.
The Newtonian telescope with a 114mm aperture and 450mm focal length has a fast aperture ratio of f/4. So a particularly bright image lands on the sensor. The parabolic primary mirror creates an image without spherical and chromatic aberrations. The Bahtinov mask integrated into the dust cap makes focusing child's play. Even without experience and prior knowledge, you get a sharp image in just a few simple steps. The eVscope includes a Sony IMX224 sensor in place of a secondary mirror. This CMOS chip is also used in many highly sensitive astro cameras because of its very low readout noise. The image captured by the sensor is processed by the eVscope and presented in an eyepiece. An OLED screen with extremely high contrast ratio is used. The experience is very similar to a live observation, such as with a purely optical telescope! Of course, the observing target is also displayed on your smartphone or tablet.
In cooperation with SETI you can contribute to scientific discoveries and become part of a global network of eVscope telescopes. The image data from your eVscopes helps scientists with the exploration of supernovae, comets and asteroids.
The low weight and simple assembly make the eVscope a perfect mobile observing platform. Simply take the eVscope with you in a rucksack to a clear location with no light pollution and it can be assembled in just a few minutes: