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New consumer space telescope allows up to 10 simultaneous observers

23 March 2021
The eVscope eQuinox includes more storage space and a long battery life than its predecessor. Source: Unistellar

Unistellar has unveiled a new version of its consumer space telescope that features smart technologies and can be controlled by smartphones or tablets.

The eVscope eQuinox includes more storage space and a long battery life than its predecessor, which was part of a crowfunding campaign on Fundable in January. The telescope allows up to 10 simultaneous observers without eyepieces and Unistellar hosts numerous citizen science opportunities each month in collaboration with SETI Institute.

Unistellar delivered 5,000 digital telescopes worldwide so far and it requires no advanced training to begin seeing space entities.

Features include autonomous field detection for a fully automated star alignment process in 10 seconds, maximum magnitude of 16 under medium quality night sky and up to 18 in better conditions and up to 12 hours of battery life.

The telescope can be set up in a few seconds and in a few minutes, deep space exploration can be done with navigation using any smartphone and tablet.

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