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Vaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart Telescope

Vaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart Telescope

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Vaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart Telescope

Meet Vespera: the world's lightest observation station.

 

Vespera is your new observation station, the perfect combination of telescope and camera.
Smart and fully automated, Vespera is a revolution in the world of Astronomy. With a completely redesigned experience of observation, substituting the eyepiece with a mobile application, everyone can access the wonders of the Universe with ease.

Weighing less than 11 lbs, Explore and observe the night sky anywhere in the world, take your own photos of celestial objects, learn about the Cosmos, and share your discoveries in one place.

Start your journey. Experience the Universe.

Choose your experience of the night sky.

Weighing less than 5 kg, Vespera accompanies you in all your adventures of the night.
Take your station out into the middle of the wilderness or just enjoy the starry sky
from the comfort of your home. You design your own experience.

The Cosmos as you've never seen it.

Make visible what is invisible to our eyes. With its technology and ultra-sensitive Sony CMOS built-in sensor, Vespera makes photographing deep sky objects effortless: galaxies, nebulae, clusters, comets and more. Create your own panoramas of the universe with the  Mosaic Mode. Monitor the Sun’s activity with the Vespera Solar Filter.

It has never been easier
to connect with the stars.

Super easy to use, just set up the tripod using the adjustable legs, and press
the button. Let Vespera come to life and calibrate itself through our Star Field Recognition technology.

 

Auto-initialization

Vespera uses your mobile’s GPS, star pattern recognition and astrometry to calibrate itself. Set up your device and get it ready automatically in less than 5 minutes.

Pointing & Tracking

Vespera integrates Go-to technology and automatically tracks your Stellar object, compensating for the Earth’s rotation.

Autofocus

We are the only ones in the world to integrate an auto-focus feature on an astronomical object. No need to do it manually anymore.

Small, yet powerful.

Equipped with the best technologies on the market, Vespera is a tiny gem.

FULL HD SONY IMX462 SENSOR (1920X1080)

Vespera uses one of the latest Sony sensors developed for extreme low light. Its back-illuminated CMOS sensor offers a 1/2.8 format and a 2.9um pixel size. With a home made developed electronic card, heat management stays optimal so that there is less artefacts in the pictures.

QUADRUPLET APOCHROMATIC REFRACTOR

Our team of engineers has designed a unique quadruplet lens of 50mm, formed by 2 groups of 2 lenses made with lanthanum glass. Vespera optics is one of the most accurate and powerful optical designs on the market with no distortion, no chromatic aberration and no astigmatism.

 

WEIGHT

11 lbs    5 kg

SIZE

15 x 8 x 3.5 in     40 x 20 x 9 cm

AUTONOMY

8 hours   extendable with a power bank

APERTURE

50 mm   2 in

LENS

Apochromatic Quadruplet   15.75 in

FOCAL LENGTH

200 mm    8 in

SENSOR

Sony IMX462    1/2.8”

IMAGE FORMATS

Jpg; Tiff; Fits     16-bit raw images

RESOLUTION

Up to   8M pixels   with CovalENS

FIELD OF VIEW

1.6° x 0.9°    Up to 3.2° x 1.8°    with CovalENS

WATER RESISTANCE

IP43    Protected from water spray less than 60° from vertical.

MOUNT

Alt-azimuth    Software based de-rotation

Water
resistance

IP43

 

Included
accessories

Short tripod, USB cable and adapter

Control

Smartphone/Tablet

Application

Deep-sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, star clusters), comets, Moon, Sun

Lens

Apochromatic Quadruplet

Aperture

50 mm (2 in)

Focal length

200 mm (8 in)

Focal ratio

F/4

Image sensor

Sony IMX462

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels (2MP)
Up to 8MP with CovalENS

File formats

JPEG ; TIFF ; FITS (16-bit raw images)

Field of view

1.6° x 0.9°
Up to 3.2° x 1.8° with CovalENS

Magnification

Equivalent to 30x

Mount

Alt-azimuth

Battery

Built-in

Focus

Automated

Pointing

Automated

Image Processing

Auto or Manual

Filter

Optional (see Accessories)

De-rotation

Software-based

Dew control

Optional (see Accessories)

Singularity,
your guide to reach the stars.

Singularity is your control room, the place where you decide everything. Very intuitive and user friendly, you can easily access any stellar object of our catalogue.

You will get personalized recommendations on what to observe according to your geolocation and the astronomical calendar, and notes about the secrets of the Cosmos.

Singularity guides you each step of the way on your journey to reach the stars.

 

 

 

SPACE CENTER

Get full control of your journey.

The Space Center is the place from which you will start your exploration. This is where you will manage your companion and find specific information depending on your location.

From this screen, you will get direct access to Vaonis enriched content, you will be able to choose between two brand new modes of observation, and much more in the future.

 

AUTO-INITIALISATION

Take the big leap
in a matter of seconds.

Once activated, launch Vespera’s initialization process. Thanks to its starfield analysis and autofocus, you can start your space exploration in less than five minutes.

CATALOG OF OBJECTS

Choose your destination.

Choose your destination among thousand of stellar objects in our regularly updated catalog.

The Pillars of Creation, the Tulip Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy – what would you like to explore next?

IMAGE LIVE STACKING

Experience the birth
of a star.

It only takes a few seconds for Vespera to deliver the first image of your destination before stacking up dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of others in real-time and so gradually reveal the details and colours of the selected object.

Whether within a few minutes or over several hours, you decide what level of detail you want to achieve in your final image. Patience is a virtue and the beauties of the Universe are to be won through merit and perseverance.

SHARE

Share your discoveries
with everyone.

Your journey just ended, share it! Show the world your discoveries on social media and join our community of explorers using the hashtag #myVespera.

 Contemplate the unseen.

Observe the Universe as you’ve never seen it before.
Make visible what’s invisible to our eyes with Vespera’s image live stacking technology.

Lagoon Nebula M8, captured with Vespera.
First image captured after 10 seconds VS image obtained after 1-hour stacking.

Exposure: 1x10s (10s)

Exposure: 360x10s (1h)

Capture the Sun with our solar filter for Vespera.

 Discover

Switch off city lights with Vespera's light pollution filter.

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 What’s in the box:

  • Vespera observation station
  • Short tripod
  • USB wall charger
  • USB magnetic cable
  • Free mobile app
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