“Nothing will ever replace the first time you put your eye to a telescope and see something celestial in a whole new way. But once you reach the limits of that model’s ability, many astronomers are ready to level up and see more. Enter the eQuinox.” -Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics reviewed The Best Telescopes for Observing Our Solar System and Beyond. The ratings were developed by contributor M. Josh Roberts, an amateur astronomer, astronomy educator, and lifelong space enthusiast who has owned six telescopes and used roughly 50 others.
According to Roberts: “To anyone looking for a new telescope, especially a first telescope, the array of options that exist might seem overwhelming. Why are there so many types, configurations, bells and whistles? The truth is amateur astronomy is a wide hobby, not to mention space is a huge place. Matching the observer (that’s you!) with the correct telescope can be a bit of a challenge.”
Rated as the “Coolest New Thing” in the Popular Mechanics list, Roberts had the following to say about the Unistellar eVscope eQuinox:
- “For an eyepiece-less telescope it sure does offer some impressive views.”
- “…it allows for some stunning views more akin to the edited images most astrophotographers get after a few hours editing on a computer.”
- “…become part of some interesting citizen science projects (crowdsourced observations are pretty useful to some heavy hitters like the SETI Institute).”
- And more!