The second generation Vespera.
The second generation Vespera.
Image: Vaonis

While it might look like anexhibit at MoMA, Vespera is the latest smart telescope or “observation station” from Vaonis. Unlike traditional telescopes, which are cumbersome and have limited  capabilities, Vespera is more adept than its relatively compact size would have you believe.

Beneath the sleek, modern design you’ll find an apochromatic quadruplet lens, Sony IMX 462 sensor, 200mm focal length with 50mm aperture, and 1.6° x 0.9°field of view. Setup is fairly straightforward and requires you to switch on the device, wait for the light to turn blue, pair it to your Androidor iOS device via the Singularity app, and let it calibrate itself using your connected device’s GPS.

Vespera.
Vespera.
Image: Vaonis

Once everything is set up, you use your connected device to view the stars. You can also track celestial bodies via the app and take images of them, which you can share via social media.

Alternatively, you can connect up to five mobile devices to your observation station via multi-user mode to ensure that everyone gets to see the wonders of space right then and there.

The Singularity app makes recommendations on what you can see based on your location and shows interesting facts and information about the stars you’re able to view.

€1 499 on pre-order, vaonis.com

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