Unistellar Odyssey Pro review: rip through light pollution and make deep-sky and solar system astrophotography easy

Smaller, more affordable, and easier to use than other smart telescopes, this travel-friendly addition adds solar system imaging and a Nikon eyepiece

Unistellar Odyssey Pro telescope on a tripod outside on a tiled floor
(Image: © Jamie Carter / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A slimmed-down version of Unistellar’s eVscopes, the Odyssey Pro offers views of the deep sky even in light-polluted cities, close-ups of the solar system, and a high-quality Nikon-made eyepiece.


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    New app makes it very easy to set up

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    Excellent images under light pollution

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    4.1 megapixel images

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    Excellent quality Nikon eyepiece

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    Convenient size


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    Slewing can be slow

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    Five hours of battery life

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    Eyepiece is digital

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Smart telescopes like the Odyssey Pro are all about astrophotography. With a camera sensor instead of an optical eyepiece, the Odyssey Pro takes long exposures of the night sky and stacks them to create an ever-improving image that you can check the progress of on your smartphone. In that way, it’s no different from the other small smart telescopes available, chiefly the ZWO Seestar S50 and Vaonis Vespera II. However, it’s a big step up from its rivals in three ways. A Nikon-made eyepiece means it can be used just like a traditional telescope – unlike its rivals – it’s a significantly better telescope than the others, optically speaking, and, of course, it’s much more expensive. 

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SensorSony Exmor CMOS
Resolution4.1 megapixels
Aperture85 mm
Focal ratiof/3.9
Focal length320 mm/12.6 inches
Optics85mm/3.4-inch reflector
Storage64 GB
MountMotorized single-arm altazimuth GoTo
Battery life5h
Weight11lbs / 5kg
Dimensions480 x 200 x 90 mm
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FeaturesIt can image faint deep-sky objects as well as the moon and the sun. ★★★★
DesignThe hardware is second to none, with a very stable, large tripod and a reassuringly sturdy build.★★★★★
PerformanceDeep sky images are excellent and it’s always easy to use.★★★★★
ValueIt seems expensive compared to the competition, but does boast the best build quality. ★★★★
Vaonis Vespera 2

Vaonis Vespera 2
Quick to set up and easy to use, this is a seriously portable telescope that will appeal both to amateur astronomers and astrophotographers as well as beginners after a grab-and-go product.

ZWO Seestar S50

ZWO Seestar S50
A popular product, this affordable and portable device is hugely enjoyable to use despite its narrow field of view and low-resolution images.

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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.