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ZWO Seestar S50 smart telescope

ZWO Seestar S50 review

If there’s one smart telescope that has captured the imagination of amateur astronomers, it’s the ZWO Seestar S50.  Is that merely because it’s one of the most affordable? It’s certainly low priced, selling for a quarter of the price of Unistellar smart telescopes and a third of what Vaonis charge.   Is it any good? It’s […]

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ZWO Seestar S50 smart telescope

ZWO smart telescopes

While most smart telescopes are, for now, luxury items that cost over $1,000 / £1,000 / €1,000, there are exceptions. The smart telescope brand that has made the most progress in the last year or so is Chinese company ZWO, whose Seestar S50 has come to the attention of many amateur astronomers and astrophotographers looking

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Celestron Origin

Celestron Origin review

An expensive, professional, smart telescope aimed at astrophotographers, with casting, scheduling and an extremely heavy rig Announced in January 2024 to go on sale in May 2024, the Celestron Origin is something of a game-changer for the smart telescope market; however, while rival boutique brands Unistellar, Vaonis and ZWO produce easy-to-use, affordable and portable smart

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Vaonis Vespera Pro review

The brand’s most advanced smart telescope yet offers much more detailed images and is ideal for astrophotographers. Although smart telescopes have so far been primarily for observing deep-sky objects from light-polluted cities, the Vaonis Vespera Pro is one of the first to be aimed squarely at astrophotographers after a hassle-free set-up. Due to be launched

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Vaonis Vespera 2 review

An upgrade on the original Vespera, this version comes with more megapixels and a longer focal length for better solar system views. The Vaonis Vespera 2 makes a great first smart telescope. Small, portable (just 5 kg/11 lbs), and reasonably priced, it’s nevertheless fitted with excellent optics, and its images promise a lot of detail.

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Unistellar Odyssey Pro

Unistellar Odyssey Pro review

An affordable, travel-friendly smart telescope for deep sky and solar system imaging, the Unistellar Odyssey Pro sports an exquisite Nikon eyepiece The Unistellar Odyssey Pro is the best beginner’s smart telescope around. Compared to its siblings in the ‘Expert’ range – the Unistellar eVscope 2 and eVscope eQuinox 2 – the Odyssey Pro makes things

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Unistellar odyssey

Unistellar Odyssey review

An affordable, travel-friendly smart telescope aimed at those with no previous experience in astronomy The Unistellar Odyssey represents something of a milestone for smart telescopes. In contrast to its siblings in the ‘Expert’ range – the Unistellar eVscope 2 and eVscope eQuinox 2 – the Odyssey takes things back to basics.  A modest 3.35-inch/85mm reflector

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Dwarf II review

A full review of the Dwarf II Smart Telescope will follow, but for now, here’s a preview and some early thoughts. If you fancy taking images of deep-sky objects like galaxies, star clusters and nebulae but your budget is tight, the Dwarf II smart telescope is designed for you. However, you’ll need to be comfortable

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Black Friday smart telescope deal: up to $1000 off at Unistellar

Black Friday smart telescope deal: up to $1000 off Unistellar smart telescopes Major smart telescope manufacturer Unistellar has revealed Black Friday telescope deals, with huge discounts on its two most popular smart telescopes.  From November 14-27 you can get these discounts: $500/£500 off Unistellar eQuinox 2 telescope (usual cost $2499/£2199) $1000/£700 off Unistellar eVscope 2

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Unistellar eVscope 2 review

The only smart telescope with an eyepiece also has the most megapixels, citizen science campaigns, and a new planet mode Does a smart telescope need an eyepiece? Unistellar’s flagship smart telescope, the eVscope 2, is fully motorized and exclusively controlled via an app on a smartphone or tablet. Along with the ability to easily slew

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