Dear Cloudynights’ readers,
Thank you for all the interest you have shown about our Enhanced Vision Telescope.
Forum moderators have invited us do answer questions on our product on this subforum instead of the one where the first discussions arrised after the publication of an article on the IBTimes. So here you have it, a quick description of our device and an invitation to ask questions. Please re-ask unanswered questions, as answering questions from the former subforum here without the original one will be confusing to external readers.
We have a working prototype of the first Enhanced Vision Telescope that we will exhibit at CES Las Vegas 2017 (January 5th-8th).
What it does is:
- Accumulate light and project it directly into the eyepiece from the start of the accumulation process. To the user, the experience is that the image improves with time: in a matter of seconds or tens of seconds you see the colors and shapes of the galaxies and nebulae you could never see through the eyepiece of a normal telescope.
- Recognize the field of view through comparison with a data base: you can activate a feature that names the objects in the field and gives you some quick info about it.
- It’s automated and you can connect it to the internet so we are working on making it a citizen science platform: enroll in observation networks with other connected telescopes and contribute to science. We are working with a former member of the UN planetary defense workgroup to adapt this to NEO and other asteroids watch.
For more please go on our website unistellaroptics.com or ask a question below.
Technically our current prototype is an eyepiece that is attached to a small telescope, but we like the idea of selling a whole integrated compact telescope that includes our innovation.
We think we’ll be able to deliver a consumer product in a bit less than one year.
By the way, we are looking for tips on a good spot to organize demos in las Vegas in the evenings during CES. We’d also like to invite some amateur astronomers to join us at one of our demos!