Unistellar, a French start-up, has a bold mission: make the Universe accessible to as many people as possible. And we’re succeeding thanks to the eVscope, a smart telescope that has won many enthusiastic comments from its first customers, who received their eVscopes late in 2019.
The eVscope’s Enhanced Vision technology accumulates light, a capability that allows users to observe galaxies, nebulae, and comets at a level of detail and color never seen before in a consumer telescope. What’s more, for the brightest objects this level of detail can be observed even from urban centers, thanks to the eVscope’s ability to compensate for most light pollution. The eVscope is also user-friendly thanks to an automatic star-detection and pointing system that offers users a visual experience comparable to that provided by telescopes one hundred times larger.
Users can also take advantage of this power and ease-of-use to become citizen astronomers by joining observing campaigns that contribute to scientific advances. Through these campaigns, eVscope users will be able to observe astronomical events of real scientific interest, such as transits of asteroids or exoplanets, while generating data used by professional astronomers at the SETI Institute. Through scientific observation campaigns, they will be able to observe astronomical events of interest, such as transits of asteroids or exoplanets, while generating data used by the SETI Institute's professional astronomers.
Unistellar has chosen Altyor, a French industrial firm based in Orleans, to co-develop and produce this unique telescope, which is 100% designed in France. This SME is accustomed to working on high-value-added products, such as ISKN's graphics tablet and AVEINE's smart aerator. Asked about this work, Yanis Cottard, president of Altyor, talks about "precision mechatronic assembly." "The number of parts in the eVscope, as well as its optical and motorization requirements, have allowed us to demonstrate once again our flexibility and ability to adjust our equipment to increase our assembly capacity. Developing such a product and seeing the incredible experience it provides to end users is a source of pride for Altyor," adds Yanis Cottard.
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Visit Altyor's booth (Hall A-D - 40226 - Tech West Sands Expo) to discover the eVscope.
Franck Marchis, Chief Scientific Officer of Unistellar, will be present at the stand of Altyor on January 8th.