Unistellar

eQuinox Smart Telescope


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With the eVscope eQuinox—the world’s newest, most powerful digital telescope—you can enjoy the beauty of deep space, protect the planet against near-earth asteroids, conduct hands-on science, and so much more. All with one smart, fast, portable, connected device. 

No advanced training is required to begin your eQuinox outer space adventure. Novices and pros alike can grow their space discoveries and science skills, using one powerful, portable smart device.

Thanks to live light accumulation, the eVscope eQuinox reveals in seconds galaxies, nebulae, comets, and much more in unparalleled crisp and colorful details.  

The eVscope eQuinox is also a smart, dynamic scientific tool. Starting on day 1, you can conduct valuable space science with astronomers from the SETI Institute and other institutions. Protect Earth by detecting a hazardous asteroid. Discover and confirm the existence of a hot Jupiter around a distant star. Uncover the mysteries of a comet or supernova.

As part of the Unistellar Network, eQuinox users get to exchange in dialogue with professional astronomers and space aficionados. Hear about projections, plan observations, get help capturing a target, and receive actionable tips for collecting and submitting data. Learn about light curves and data modelling, have your observations confirmed, and see your data put into action through charts, visuals and 3D prints. 

Enhanced Vision

Enhanced Vision is patented proprietary technology that allows a live observation of faint objects thanks to the live accumulation of the light we receive from them. Galaxies, nebulae and comets finally become visible, colorful and detailed.Depending on observing conditions (light pollution, moon phase, weather, etc…) and the objects you are pointing, it can take from a few seconds to several tens of seconds for you to start seeing the beautiful colors and shapes of galaxies and nebulae normally invisible, even through the eyepiece of a large conventional telescope.

Autonomous Field Detection

Simple and accurate pointing and tracking

Our system instantly recognizes the objects in its field of view by comparing what it sees with a coordinates database of tens of millions of stars. This allows Unistellar's eVscope automated tracking and pointing system to be extremely accurate and easy to use, making it by far the most user-friendly telescope on the market.

Contribute to Space Science

Join the community

The power of Enhanced Vision and the accuracy of Autonomous Field Detection also make the eVscope a valuable tool to scientists. In partnership with the SETI Institute, connect your eVscope to a network of thousands of eVscope owners around the world and help scientists all the while seeing special astronomical events like exoplanet transits or NEA passing, live, through your eVscope, while they are happening. It's simple.


So, how does this work?

Unistellar's Enhanced Vision is a patent-pending technology that is based on the accumulation of light over short periods of time using a low light sensor, as well as on our proprietary algorithms of image processing that run on an on-board calculation module. The resulting amplified image is projected at infinite focus into the eye of the observer with an extremely high contrast ratio, creating a genuine and live experience of sky observation. Sensor settings and image processing parameters are automatically adjusted.

Autonomous Field Detection for a Smart Turn-key Telescope

The Autonomous Field Detection (AFD) software is a patent-pending high accuracy sky recognition and telescope orientation technology. It automatically detects stars in the field of view and identifies its pointing direction by a comparison with a 20 million star coordinates database. Coupled with magneto-accelerometers and with a motorized mount, AFD allows the eVscope to automatically align with celestial coordinates and accurately pinpoint and identify any object in the sky. Anytime, users can get contextual information about many of the pointed objects on their smartphone.
  • Autonomous Field Detection for a fully automated star alignment procedure in 10 seconds
  • Automated Celestial Tracking with Feedback
  • Automated Pointing (GoTo)
  • ​Catalog of 4,800 objects to choose from
  • Detailed information on 120 astronomical objects
  • List of recommended objects based on the time, date and location of the controlling smartphone
  • Citizen Science Missions: Asteroid occultation events,
    Upcoming: exoplanet transits, transient event follow-up (supernovae and comets), and more

    HARDWARE

    • Optical Magnification: 50x
    • Digital Magnification: up to 400x (150x recommended maximum)
    • Max Magnitude: <16 in medium quality night sky in under a minute, up to 18 in excellent conditions in a few minutes
    • Separating power: 2 arcsecond
    • Mirror Diameter: 4.5in
    • Focal: 450mm
    • Motorized Alt-Az Mount with extreme tracking accuracy thanks to Automated Celestial Tracking with Feedback
    • Weight: 19.8 lbs (9kg) including tripod
    ELECTRONICS
    • Sensor Technology: Sony Exmor with NIR technology
    • Sensor Model: IMX224
    STORAGE
    • Storage capacity: 64 GB
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