There are still 11 days to go before Unistellar eVscope Kickstarter campaign ends, but it has already reached about ten times the target amount it needs, which is not surprising as this telescope promises to enable even the most unknowing in us to be a contributor to scientific research.

If there’s Telescoping for Dummies, Unistellar eVscope is its embodiment thanks to the patent-pending Autonomous Field Detection software.

AFD has a database of about 20 million stars that it scans and compares to when you point the eVscope to a celestial body. 

This software, with the help of magneto-accelerometers and a motorized mount, lets you know what that celestial body is and gives you contextual information about it on your smartphone.

The built-in campaign mode, in addition, lets anyone with the eVscope and an app provide data to scientists anywhere they are.

This will happen when there is an expected transient event such as a supernova or asteroid flyby. Once you have the mode activated on your smartphone, you will receive a notification of the event. You then have to connect your phone to the eVscope and then start gathering and harvesting information that will be sent to the researchers automatically.

If you are not interested in becoming a citizen scientist anytime soon, perhaps knowing that Unistellar eVscope is approximately 100 times more powerful than the average telescope will at least convince you to give it a try.

This means that you get more vivid, genuine, and live experience of the heavenly bodies you direct your telescope to thanks to another patent-pending technology—the Enhanced Vision.

On top of that, the Unistellar eVscope is very portable, weighing only about 16 lbs. or 7 kgs. This gives you the freedom to take it anywhere with you so you can appreciate the night sky even more.

Find out more about it in this video:

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