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Unistellar's EVscope - Does this fit the bill?

  • Thu, December 27, 2018 1:55 PM
    Reply # 6973801 on 6972827
    Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    Hi Joey,

    The EVscope is designed to be an EAA scope from the ground up. Unfortunately, it won't be available for delivery (and reviews) until Dec 2019 according to the website. It is being sold as a kickstart style of product.

    According to the specs, it should be a good product but you don't have to spend that much to get started if you have an existing telescope. And you are right, it should be a great integrated EAA scope for outreach and seeing deep sky objects. One thing I didn't see is a connection for an external monitor or HDTV.

    I will begin adding more info to my first post, but let me say that many telescopes will do fine with an inexpensive camera (relatively) and a filter.

    If you have a specific telescope in mind, I can give you feedback on a good setup. 

    EAA sounds complicated, but if you have a scope and mount that will track, in many cases all you have to add is a camera and maybe a laptop.

    One of my cameras is a ZWO ASI120MC color model and works just fine. It is used with a Windows Laptop to capture and view the images.

    Thanks for asking the question and let me know what I can do to help guide you.

    Cheers,
    Warren

  • Wed, December 26, 2018 3:12 PM
    Message # 6972827

    Hello! 

    Though I'm not immediately familiar with this type of imaging for deep sky objects, I was wondering if the Unistellar eVScope would fit the bill for your definition.

    For reference, here is a link to the product in question: https://unistellaroptics.com/product/evscope/

    If not the same, or even similar, could you elaborate a bit more on the subject? Though the price tag is tough to justify for me, I feel the eVscope is perfect for "sidewalk astronomy" and the like. The ability to see much detail in the Orion nebula while at the Big Four bridge, for instance, really matters when people aren't getting crisp, vivid images. 

    Thanks for taking the time to explain! I'm eager to learn more! :-)

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