Start-up Vaonis recently announced the launch of a mini version of Stellina, hybrid connected between the telescope and the camera which had shaken up the codes of traditional astronomy when it was created by 2018. Bearing the name of Vespera, evening in latin, the new product is a lighter version than its big brother, accessible at a price of around 1000 euros on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, for delivery scheduled by Christmas 2021.
Since the health crisis that shook the whole world, sales of astronomical instruments have never been so good. And for good reason, between obligations to stay at home and limitations on travel, desire for the countryside and return to nature, people have never needed a getaway so much, safely. Their new playground ? The starry sky.
Vaonia, French start-up specializing in the manufacture of astronomical instruments, in fact the report : the number of uses, photos shared and orders more than doubled since containment began. The startup therefore recently announced the creation of its second product, a miniaturized version of Stellina which targets an even larger audience, and who is called Vespera.
Weighing less than 5kg, Stellina's little brother has a more affordable price. A real technical and industrial feat in view of its technology which combines optics, high precision electronics and mechanics, as well as the most advanced on-board intelligence on the market. While Stellina is positioned in a high-end segment, Vespera should find a larger audience. Small but mighty, it can be used by any neophyte thanks to its ease of use and its mobile application. Users will thus be able to observe on their screens and in just a few minutes the galaxies and nebulae hidden in the night sky., then share the photos of their observations on social networks. In addition to being the smallest smart telescope in the world, Vespera is the only instrument to offer a shared and interactive experience around the stars, while respecting the usual precautions imposed by the Covid thanks to remote viewing on screen.
To finance the production chain of his new creation, Vaonis has decided to use the famous crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for the first time. Pre-orders are open from October 1 until 30 October 2020 from 1000 euros. Deliveries are expected the following year, at Christmas time.
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