Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope Finds the Heavenly Bodies for You

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope Finds the Heavenly Bodies for You

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

If you want your kids to actually get excited about astronomy, don’t ­fumble around with your telescope for 20 minutes while you try to locate Pegasus. ­BOR-ing. Leave the star-searching to the smartphone-connected Stellina scope from the French company Vaonis. The companion app streamlines heavenly gazing by precisely aiming the robotic telescope—at, say, Pegasus—in as little as a few seconds. The system uses Wi-Fi to display the live view on your phone, where it’s easy to capture photographs and video, and it tracks the target across the sky long enough for everyone to get a look. The 19-inch-tall instrument is more portable than a traditional scope, so you can carry it into the wilderness where light pollution fades or just gaze at the constellations from your own backyard.

$2,999 at the MoMA Design Store

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