Good day all!
I am very happy to announce that we are finally releasing our AR camera, Astroid multi. Astroid multi is somewhat similar to your smartphone app where it overlays the camera image to the sky but it is done much more professinally in Astroid with higher accuracy(<0.05 deg), live Milkyway capturing camera and multiple other features. This will be a perfect replacement for DSC, Polemaster, Ocal. And it also could be an interesting alternative to the buyers who are considering ASIAIR for EAA purpose.
As I mentioned in my previous post, our team have been developing an augmented reality platform, Astroid, for the last couple of years and we were finally able to wrap up the project and almost ready to ship out the product. As a bit of background, the first 50 beta version units were distributed last year and tested for about a half year. We have got tons of feedback from beta testers and we have integrated all of the good ideas into the system.
Now that the many beta testers agreed that the system is quite stabilized and ready to be a proper commercial product, we are announcing that the official release of the product is on the way.
2. Pre-order information
We already started to take pre-orders in some countries. The 70 units of first batches were all booked just in one day in Japan/Korea. For the second batch production, if you give me an email for expression of interest at firstname.lastname@example.org, I could increase the production accordingly and contact you later. You don't need to make a payment at this stage as it is pretty hard to predict how much we can produce due to the semiconductor supply issue.
The camera body itself will be priced around 560 USD but most of the features are separately sold as a software license.
The pre-order special offer will include the following licenses for free.
1. eFinder: AR electronic finder that recognizes the sky. fast and accurate. works in the urban sky
2. Dr.Pole: All-sky polar alignment, no need to see pole star at all
3. EAA stacker: live registration and 16-bit image processing to enhance Milkyway video stream or EAA image
4. Photos for Messier
6. ZWO camera control and live streaming: license only, the actual implementation of this feature will be released in the future update
7. AR-Zoom: main telescope view virtual synthesis feature, the actual implementation of this feature will be released in the future update
It comes with a beautiful magnetic box to store the device safe and a serial card. Please see the attached photos.
Just in case you are interested, the following is the link to the reviews of Japanese dealers.
The following video shows the Astroid's web interface pretty well.
The attached banners are intended for NEAF 2022 which unfortunately cancelled.
If you are interested please follow this topic. I will keep posting updates in this topic.
Edited by kknd2104, 24 March 2022 - 09:33 AM.