Marseille and San Francisco, Jan. 8 — After a busy and productive 2017, Unistellar is back at CES in Las Vegas to receive the 2018 Innovation Award for its eVscope, a compact, connected, and incredibly powerful consumer telescope that raised an astonishing $2.2 million in a November 2017 Kickstarter campaign Unistellar, a startup that’s committed…Details
If you often look at the evening dark sky in a clear area far away from the city, you have probably seen a speck of light which moves with respect to the star, that’s probably a distant satellite that shines because it reflects the light of the sun at high altitude. According to NASA’s Orbital Debris Program office, there are an about 21,000 large debris (>10 cm) and satellites orbiting around Earth right now, so much more than you can see with your naked eye.
The eVscope is designed to pinpoint and image Deep Sky Objects (nebulae, galaxies), but we have already shown its potential to observe dwarf planet like Pluto, as well as asteroid like Florence. Because the telescope can image targets as faint as those astronomical bodies, we thought that it will also be able to image small satellites and debris as well passing serendipitously in the field of view. This is what happened a few days ago.
Unistellar Signs Up More Than 1,200 Early-adopters for its Revolutionary eVscope Confirming the Public Interest for Citizen Science Astronomy San Francisco & Marseille, November 9, 2017. Unistellar, a startup that’s committed to restore the joy of night-sky viewing to people all over the globe, is off to a strong start thanks to the massive success…Details
On april 19th, asteroid 2014 JO25 was at its closest to earth (1.9 million km, almost five times farther than the moon). This 650m-wide rock belongs the categories of NEO (Near Earth Objects): it will probably impact earth one day because its orbit crosses earth’s orbit. But be reassured, this is a probabilistic calculation made…Details
On January 6, 2017, I was invited to a demonstration of the 4 1/2 inch telescope under development by Unistellar. I was present from 1930 to 2030 (sunset was at 1641). The site of the demonstration was southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, a considerable distance out of town; however, the lights of the city could…Details
Clamecy, France, April 13th, 10pm local time, cold night and clear sky in Burgundy. The moon will remain below the horizon for another hour. A few minutes were required to set up the new prototype of Unistellar’s Enhanced Vision TelescopeTM (a tuned 4.5-inch telescope). It is time to aim at the target of the night, the Whirlpool Galaxy…Details
Dear Kickstarter Backers, The ride was epic, you were the energy that made this project better than we ever imagined it could be. On the top of that, you also gave us lots of useful suggestions and comments. Thanks, merci, and gracias! Our growing team of engineers and developers has entered a brainstorming phase and…Details
We have just passed the pledge of our 1,500th telescope on our Kickstarter campaign. With such an amazing number of eVscopes soon to be in operation around the planet, our Campaign Mode and Citizen Science applications will be extraordinary exciting and revolutionary! Your support has brought us to this truly amazing moment, and all we can…Details
What was your initial motivation for creating Unistellar? Classical telescopes are great for viewing the four main planets—Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn—but even expensive, high-end devices don’t allow us to see much beyond that, and totally miss the truly awe-inspiring colors and details of many deep-space objects. While astronomy remains hugely popular as a hobby,…Details
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