Your ultimate guide to the best new smart telescopes
Expert independent advice and in-depth reviews to help you choose the best smart telescope
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The only place you’ll find every smart telescope reviewed and rated by the world’s leading authority on this exciting new way to explore the night sky.
Smart telescopes are revolutionizing astronomy – and all you need to be part of this exciting new movement is a smartphone or tablet.
You’ve seen the images from Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), but did you know you can produce your own images of galaxies, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects from the comfort of your own backyard, garden, or even a balcony?
With a smart telescope, you don’t have to stand outside in the cold. You can even sit inside in the comfort of your favorite armchair as the images it creates appear on your smartphone or tablet. And no messy setup is needed because they align automatically and work autonomously – just like JWST and professional robotic telescopes on the world’s highest mountains that smart telescopes are modeled on.
Smart telescopes don’t even have an eyepiece, instead producing images that show only within a special app that also makes them ready to share to social media. Perhaps best of all, the way smart telescopes work means they can be used even in light-polluted towns and cities where amateur astronomers now struggle to see anything but very bright objects. However, smart telescopes also come with backpacks so you can take them with you when you travel to dark skies – and create even better astronomical images.
Smart telescopes: the contenders
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A smart telescope will change the way you think about the universe we live in, but what’s the best one for you?
Buying any telescope is no small investment yet most gather dust in a spare room. You want to do your research and buy the right product for your price point. And you want it to be easy to set up and produce excellent results.
This is why SmartTelescopeReviews.com exists.
I’m Jamie Carter, a science journalist, Senior Contributor on Forbes.com, author of A Stargazing Program For Beginners, Editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com and writer of smart telescope reviews for Space.com, BBC Sky At Night, AstroGear Today, T3.com and Digital Camera World. I’ve seen and reviewed every smart telescope ever manufactured and sold.
Here’s everything you need to know about smart telescopes
Are you ready to re-think what a telescope is? Whether you live in an apartment in the center of a busy, light-polluted city or you want to observe the night sky from a rural location, in this article you’ll learn all about every aspect of smart telescopes and how to choose the best one for you:
- Understanding smart telescopes
- Pros and cons of smart telescopes
- Buying a smart telescope
- Using a smart telescope
- Astrophotography with a smart telescope
- Traveling with a smart telescope
- Smart telescopes: the future