From star & planet observation to Nasa missions - Unistella telescopes
The Unistellar brand is still quite new on the large and old market of telescopes and wants to make stargazing easier than ever before with its devices. The telescopes are perfect for anyone who is just getting into astronomy or wants to take a quick and uncomplicated look into the distance.
Unistellar telescopes, quick and easy access to great views of distant galaxies
Until now, astronomy has always been a subject for "nerds". With its Evscope 2 and eQuinox 2, Unistellar has created two telescopes that make the stars accessible to everyone. With the help of AI support, it is still possible to look at the stars even in the city with light pollution.
Working together with Unistellar and Nasa
What sounds like a buzzword is much more than that! Unistellar, with its large community, has a very critical mass of stargazers who are of particular interest to NASA and SETI. The more than 10,000 connected users of the eQuinox 2 can participate in research on exoplanets, asteroids, comets and much more. However, the users of these telescopes are not left to their own devices, but can also communicate and exchange information with each other, including professional astronomers.
One of NASA's last most important space missions, many users of the Unistellar telescopes were able to observe the NASA Lucy and DART missions in 2022.
The DART mission (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is a NASA space mission that aims to test the Earth's ability to deflect potentially dangerous asteroids from their orbits. The DART spacecraft is to impact the small asteroid Dimorphos, the companion of the main asteroid Didymos, and thus slightly change the orbit of the system. This test is intended to provide insights into how we can influence the orbits of asteroids in the future to prevent possible collisions with Earth.
NASA's Lucy mission is a space mission that aims to study the diversity and formation of asteroids in the so-called "Trojan" region of the solar system. Trojans are asteroids that move in the stable Lagrange points 60 degrees in front of or behind a planet. Lucy will visit and study several of these Trojan asteroids orbiting Jupiter to gain insights into the early phase of planet formation and the history of our solar system.
Easy locating via apps
Your smartphone can be used to locate the position of your telescope very precisely and the telescope can then access over 5000 objects in the sky database and over 37 million stars in the star database, allowing you to observe the stars for more than just one summer! Simply select the desired nebula, galaxy, planet, star cluster or many other objects in the app and the telescope navigates itself to the celestial bodies.
You can also use your smartphone to point the telescope yourself, just like a joystick, for happy exploration of the universe. However, one of the unique selling points of the Unistellar telescopes is the ability to take and easily share images of the celestial bodies you are observing.
Explore the deep sky and solar system
With Unistellar Enhanced Vision technology, you can enjoy unique viewing experiences in space in real time, which, thanks to the optimizations, provide highly detailed and easily recognizable images of galaxies millions of light years away.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating color spectra and hidden details of galaxies and nebulae. When you look at the Dumbbell Nebula in all its captivating colors or the impressive expanse of the Sculptor Galaxy, you will be spellbound in amazement.
Experience the wonders of our solar system up close: See for yourself the Great Red Spot on Jupiter with its diverse bands of color or the majestic rings of Saturn. These sights reveal the beauty and diversity of our cosmic environment.
The Deep Dark Technology
Unistellar's groundbreaking Deep Dark Technology is a milestone that enables our telescopes to easily eliminate disturbances such as noise and light pollution. This integrated technology automatically filters out the effects of urban light that would otherwise obscure the light signals from celestial objects.
Even in the brightest urban areas, Deep Dark Technology instantly conjures up an image with a deep black background that is as intense as the infinite expanses of space. This makes celestial objects visible with impressive clarity. The Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra shows its vivid blues and reds, while the Cigar Galaxy, a full 11.4 million light years away, reveals its picturesque shape and fine details from which it takes its name.
How Deep Dark Technology works
By analyzing a large number of sky images captured by the Unistellar community, our exclusive algorithms can automatically distinguish between disturbances such as noise and light pollution on the one hand and the actual light signal from celestial objects on the other.
Unistellar's algorithms carefully analyze each area of the image and identify which parts are affected by light pollution. These distracting elements are then masked out so that the desired celestial object and the multitude of stars surrounding it are shown clearly and distinctly.