61-megapixel Vaonis Hyperia telescope is like having a Hubble in your back garden

Vaonis Hyperia telescope
(Image credit: Vaonis)

Telescopes have been flying off the shelves ever since lockdown, but here comes a custom-made astrophotography-centric ‘digital observatory’-style smart telescope that will certainly buck that trend. Just announced by Vaonis is the Hyperia, which the French company calls the world's most powerful automated telescope, even a “domestic Hubble”, a reference to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

Hyperia will sell in 2023 or 2024 for a whopping $45,000 / £38,700. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.