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Old 04-04-2018, 01:16 PM
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STELLINA..Any takers

Interesting ED80 for beginners..that does it all?
https://vaonis.com/telescopes
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:52 PM
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Well thatís interesting, indeed. 80mm f/5 and 6megapickles isnít bad, and total integration.

If there was a solar eclipse looming soon Iíd buy one immediately.

However... the same ďadvantagesĒ also present an Achilles heel - itís not upgradeable. So it will become obsolete fairly quickly, particularly the sensor.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:05 PM
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Well thatís interesting, indeed. 80mm f/5 and 6megapickles isnít bad, and total integration.
Megapickles?
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:41 PM
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Expensive gimmick imho will be worth $3.50 and a kick innanutz in a few years
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:33 PM
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Thats one for the yuppies.
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Gawd... Looks like Bose are making telescopes now?

Mildly surprised to see it wasn't spawned from the land of the cheese burger.


I'm putting it down to globalisation of bad taste.

"Dear France, come back from the abyss"
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:25 AM
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Useless toy.
Correction: Ugly useless toy.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:17 AM
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I love this

Can I upgrade Stellina?
Fully integrated devices usually suffer from the problem of being unable to evolve. Stellina is different. The battery can be changed
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:03 AM
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I think I get what they are trying to do and if it worked like our imagination hopes it will ...would be good.
I could see and imagine having one to entertain guests at a bar be que...
Mmmm needs to be robotic so it can come out when called ... no set up... and put itself away.
But I am thinking heck if its on wheels lets go 16 inch and a decent camera and a big screen....
I guess someone out there has one.
Not an observatory but a robot set up..going to a dark site...get in the car Mr R. and the robot scope runs up the ramp and secures itself for travel and goes on to check the weather and suggest targets to image.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:53 AM
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I notice they’re not showing any images full-size from this thing - and I’d want to see some before shelling out $3k. The scope is only an ED doublet and at f/5 that leaves me a bit dubious about image quality.

But as for the idea... i was thinking more solar eclipses. It’s pretty difficult to get an 80mm f/5 setup with a GOTO mount and battery and camera in a 7kg package that could travel by air.

Only snag is that by the time of the next decent solar eclipse worth travelling to this will be well and truly obsolete.

They should at least have used a commercial astro camera module that could be swapped later.

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Old 07-04-2018, 12:24 PM
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It might even be a total scam.

Think about it, all self contained, including target location, guiding, image acquisition and processing. Just press the button and "hey presto" you have an image of M42 to show your friends.

With the price of storage and the available public data, you could fake it.
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I have a feeling that IIS denizens aren't their target audience
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I have a feeling that IIS denizens aren't their target audience
Interestingly, looking at the publicity images of those wonderful people on the balcony, they are already hoeing into their second bottle of white and are driving a telescope. in my book, I think that makes them my kind of people.

Great concept. Not sure about the green M3 though.

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Old 07-04-2018, 04:50 PM
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The profile is quite broad. That could pose a problem in a facing breeze of any strength. 7kg isn't a lot of weight, on such a broad toy.
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:08 PM
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IKEA scope. Cool.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:52 PM
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TARS? No way...
Reads link.
...Way.

Alas, it's only TARS if it has an attitude. If it fulfills all tasks, without backchat, it's merely CASE
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Cmon TARS!!! Slew to that nebula!!!!! (dramatic music plays)

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Old 07-04-2018, 11:11 PM
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It might even be a total scam.

With the price of storage and the available public data, you could fake it.
Totally. It's a magic box - even sees right through your hand, cunningly placed over the objective to prove/disprove such a theory.

Sadly, we know there's a proportion of people who'd pay, and take it's outputs with zero skepticism.

Seriously though, it is a neat idea, bringing the experience to those who don't wish to grind through the finer points/process. What would the equivalent "off the shelf" purchase be?

SWED80 OTA
AstroFi mount
GPS accessory.
What camera? (didn't bother digging for accurate info on Stellina Cam).
Much change out of $2200 AUD (depending on cam)?

I'd find it more attractive if it was weatherproof whilst retracted, and had an ethernet port for routable connection. Moot point however, as this product costs more than the market value of both my cars combined.
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