Unistellar eVscope review

The Unistellar eVscope is a camera and telescope that makes it easy to shoot colorful deep-space astrophotography in conjunction with your smartphone

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Digital Camera World Verdict

Easy to use and with some exciting light-accumulation technology that deals well with urban light pollution, this smartphone-centric telescope offers a stunning shortcut to astrophotography images of nebulae, planets and other deep-space objects.


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    Easy to use

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    Works well in bright urban skies

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    Electronic eyepiece

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    Guided and online group observations


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    Low-resolution images

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    Some app crashes

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    Requires patience

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Thinking of getting into astrophotography but can’t stand the thought of assembling an expensive and complicated rig? Aimed at would-be astrophotographers, the Unistellar eVscope has instant must-have appeal for anyone attracted by the idea of having photos of deep-sky objects magically delivered to their smartphone from a telescope sitting in a backyard. That’s precisely what the Unistellar eVscope offers plus a chance to take part in some guided live observation nights.  

The Unistellar eVscope isn’t the only smart telescope in town. It joins the Vaonis Stellina, though that product didn’t have an eyepiece, and instead funnelled all observations to a smartphone. That’s the main trick of the Unistellar eVscope, too, but it does add an electronic eyepiece on the side of the telescope. So as well as astrophotography, you can also have a solo or shared observing session under the stars as you would with the best telescopes

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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.