Vespera, a smart telescope to make astrophotography easier, nabs CES 2021 Innovation Award

Field of vision.
1.6 × 0.9 degrees.
1.0 × 0.7 degrees.

(Image credit: Vaonis) Both Vespera and Stellina utilize refractor lenses, however Vespera has a smaller aperture of 3 inches (50 mm) and focal ratio of f/4, compared to Stellinas 3-inch (80 mm) f/5 aperture. The image resolution is also a little lowered, with 2 megapixels as opposed to Stellinas 6.4 megapixels.
Vespera is presently available for preorder at $1,499, or about one-third the large rate of Stellina, which costs $4,999. Vaonis expects to begin delivering Vesperas in the spring of 2022. The clever telescope raised more than $2.5 million on Kickstarter in 2020.

Resolution.
1,920 × 1,080 (2 megapixels).
3,072 × 2,080 (6.4 megapixels).

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The Vespera clever telescope by Vaonis uses a simple and portable technique of photographing the night sky. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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Vespera includes a detachable tripod that has adjustable legs. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Focal length.
8 inches (200 mm).
16 inches (400 mm).

Vespera.
Stellina.

Vespera (a name that means “evening” in Latin) has the very same smooth, futuristic design as its larger equivalent, however its more compact and less than half the weight. It stands 15 inches (40 centimeters) high, simply 4 inches (9 cm) shorter than Stellina..

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When not in usage, Vespera folds up into a compact and portable telescope for on-the-go stargazing. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Vespera is currently available for preorder at $1,499, or about one-third the significant rate of Stellina, which costs $4,999. Vaonis anticipates to start shipping Vesperas in the spring of 2022. The clever telescope raised more than $2.5 million on Kickstarter in 2020.
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Weight.
11 pounds. (5 kg).
24.7 lbs. (11.2 kg).

In lieu of an eyepiece, both Vespera and Stellina show images on a mobile phone, and the telescopes are managed by means of a mobile app. Because they utilize your smart devices GPS to calibrate themselves, these telescopes require essentially no setup at all, making them easy to use for casual stargazers searching for a hassle-free way to see deep-space objects like nebulas, galaxies and star clusters..

Vaonis, a French startup that raised eyebrows in 2018 when it debuted the costly, sci-fi robot-looking Stellina smart telescope, has actually exposed its most current newbie-friendly astrophotography invention: Vespera, a smaller, lighter and more economical version of Stellina. Today, Vespera got the CES 2021 Best of Innovation Award for digital imaging and photography at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
” Vespera is an incredible next action for Vaonis. It will take their incredible technology that permits anyone to observe deep-sky things like galaxies and nebulas and make it available and affordable for everybody,” former NASA Astronaut and Vaonis ambassador Terry Virts said in a statement emailed to Space.com.
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A picture of the Andromeda galaxy (M31), taken by a Vespera wise telescope. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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An image of the moon, taken by a Vespera clever telescope. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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Vespera is extremely easy to establish and use. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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The Vespera smart telescope by Vaonis provides a portable and simple method of photographing the night sky. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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A picture of the Dumbbell Nebula (M27), taken by a Vespera smart telescope. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Height.
15 inches (40 cm).
19 inches (49 cm).

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With an integrated light contamination filter, Vespera can be utilized to observe the night sky nearly anywhere. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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Vespera includes a magnetic charging cable so you do not have to fumble around to plug it in the dark. (Image credit: Vaonis).

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Browse a brochure of galaxies, nebulas, star clusters and more in the mobile app. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Stellina, the “huge bro” to Vespera, was the very first smart telescope that Vaonis established. (Image credit: Vaonis) Both Vespera and Stellina use refractor lenses, but Vespera has a smaller sized aperture of 3 inches (50 mm) and focal ratio of f/4, compared to Stellinas 3-inch (80 mm) f/5 aperture. The image resolution is likewise somewhat lowered, with 2 megapixels rather than Stellinas 6.4 megapixels.
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The Vespera wise telescope is operated by a mobile app. (Image credit: Vaonis).

While Vespera does jeopardize a few of its abilities for the smaller, more budget-friendly design, the image quality is still quite good compared to Stellinas images. While it may not be fit for professional astrophotography, Vespera offers quite good views of the night sky.

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A picture of the Veil Nebula (NGC 6992), taken by a Vespera smart telescope. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Battery life.
4 hours.
5 hours.

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Vespera is little enough to suit a backpack. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Aperture.
2 inches (50 mm).
3 inches (80 mm).

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A picture of M13, the fantastic globular cluster of Hercules, taken by a Vespera smart telescope. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Focal ratio.
f/4.
f/5.

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A picture of the Orion Nebula (M42), taken by a Vespera smart telescope. (Image credit: Vaonis).

Cost.
$ 1,499.
$ 3,999.