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#1 arshadwm

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:42 PM

Hi All 

 

I need your advise and feedback on Unisteller eVscope2 smart telescope .  


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#2 psychwolf

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 03:00 PM

I've got the original one, so if you want any notes let me know! It's definitely my most used scope as it's out when I'm out since it's so easy to pack up and deploy.

 

There is a new eQuinox as well which is appealing if you don't want the eyepiece. I'd caution the new scope designs didn't correct coma and added to field of view, so that was a concern with some of us original scope owners although it is totally ignorable if coma is not a bother for you or you are not looking for astrophotography / are fine cropping a bit around the edges or decide to keep the mask overlay. Longer battery is good, although mine lasts all night still in decent weather.

 

Overall though, it's a great telescope and I'd recommend them. The Nikon eyepiece seems interesting, and they increased the sensor resolution a bit. Feel free to PM if you've got specific questions or post them up here, I'll try to follow. Join the Facegroup users groups if you're kicking the tires, lots of users on there from across the world.


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 07:16 PM

It points to the future.


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 10:30 AM

Is there a 'live' or optical only mode that just gives you the live image rather than the digital or enhanced image?  If so, curious how the live view looks for planetary/moon.


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#5 Jon_Doh

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 10:56 AM

I have the eQuinix.  There is a live image, but keep in mind you're dealing with a 4.5" aperture.  I'm using mine for astrophotography making long exposures of objects like the Helix Nebula.  The newer model you've asked about has an eyepiece with zoom capability, a larger sensor and offers a wider field of view.  As psychwolf said it's a breeze to set up and get going.  Plate solving is fast and you'll be aligned in seconds.  i find myself getting it out more than my other rig because it can be set up so quickly.



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 01:32 PM

i have an evscope2 on order.  I'm attracted to ease of setup, reasonable weight, and completely integrated EAA solution that gives me access to targets I can't see well with my C11 under B8 skies.  I also like the fact that it will be out doing its thing this winter while I'm enjoying the views from indoors.  It will NOT replace my C11, but it will add to the number of nights/year, and the range of targets, I am able to view.  Will get used most often on weeknights after work.


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#7 psychwolf

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 09:40 AM

Honestly regardless if you have a lot of scopes, or just one - it's very very easy to take this scope out and have it going either as the primary focus or as the secondary, or even as a way to log your visual work. However, at the price point, I'd recommend joining a club nearby first to soak up the views with a few scope varieties before jumping in to this scope as your first and only. It was technically my first brand new scope I bought - but that was via the Kickstarter, and I have always bought used prior so I had an idea of what I wanted by that point.

 

I just had my eVscope out to our club twice this last week for clear skies and each time it generates a lot of interest from new members. Once the crowds all leave, I kick it in to science mode while I nerd out with some of the other scopes on the grounds or my own stuff. Managed to send in some videos of Heracles on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Tonight after two 3am nights in a row, I'll probably do an easy night of putting it in the backyard and jumping around the skies from inside my house which is much warmer, while the larger imaging rig I'll use collects subs for a single high res astrophoto all night.

 

Tip: If you're doing the indoor thing this winter - get a wi-fi extender near the scope, then connect in to it from indoors, and string the wi-fi signal as far as you need to. Get a wi-fi extender that doesn't need a password, like a cheap Netgear n300. 

Second Tip: Keep the enclosure very warm in winter. It will not accept a charge when it gets cold, so you need to wrap a dew heater near the eyepiece and put a heating pad near the enclosure. It gets very cold here in Wisconsin, so I do avoid putting it out in biting cold even with these mitigations, so plan accordingly.



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Posted 19 October 2021 - 08:53 AM

It is light weight and easy to set up.  I take it with me to a darker site and set it up and let it take long exposures of DSO's while I'm viewing planets and splitting doubles with one of my refractors.  




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