Now that we’re approaching the drier seasons in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to break out those star maps and telescopes to watch the sky. Like many of my friends, I have always loved the stars and all things related to outer space. But like many of them, I was cock blocked by my lack of talent in math and had to give up studying astronomy. I don’t let this dampen my love though, so whenever the skies are clear, I’m out staring at the stars. Because I live in a city infamous for its light pollution, at best I can only see Orion glinting faintly in the distance. Perhaps with Unistellar’s eVscope telescope I will be able to see the surrounding stars much clearer, and witness the galaxy in all its glory through its low light sensor.
This telescope works better than others on the market, because it utilizes a patent-pending Enhanced Vision technology that combines the data from low light sensors and their proprietary algorithms to render clearer, amplified images. This creates a genuine and live experience of the sky, which is more than what amateur can ask for to be honest. The sensors and settings also automatically adjust on their own based on light conditions, so you can focus on observing the stars and other objects in the sky.
For people who aren’t so sure what their telescope is pointing at and don’t know how to read star maps, don’t worry. Unistellar understands that not many people are super familiar with the stars, so the telescope has a patent pending Autonomous Field Detection software that has high accuracy sky recognition and telescope orientation technology. With this you can know what you’re looking at through an accompanying app. Whatever your telescope is point at, it’ll automatically align itself while sending information to the app so you can read up on the object.
The most exciting part of this is that you can enter campaign mode with your eVscope. This is partnered with SETI Institute to allow every user to become a citizen scientist. Whenever anything interesting happens like comets and shooting stars and asteroid flybys, you’ll get a notification sent to your phone from the scientists asking you to help observe from your part of the world. All the coordinates and instructions are sent to your telescope, so it will automatically point you in the right direction and connect with vast network of users partaking in the event. Before, it’s always you guessing where to point and what to look for, but with eVscope, you’ve got a whole support team behind you doing what you all love. It’s great!
So for everyone who is interested, you can head over to their Kickstarter page and pre-order one for yourself. At USD1,299 (sans shipping costs), you can get the early bird deal, shipping November next year.
Video Credit: Unistellar SAS
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