What do you think of using Hestia by Vaonis for solar imaging?

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What do you think of using Hestia by Vaonis for solar imaging?

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The new Hestia is a Kickstarter project and smart telescopes attached to your smartphone. It can be upgraded to solar filter with Eclipse pack.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/va ... -telescope

Here are images and a video showing it imaging the Sun at sunset. A game changer?


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Having just "upsized" from the Tal 100RS to an Evostar 150 I certainly shall not be looking at some new-fangled toy box with an aperture of about 1" , however fanciful the claims may be ... :lol:

I see the kickstarter money and the project disappearing in a puff of smoke like so many more like it in all honesty ... ;)


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Sure its a gamechanger if you want to downsize your aperture to 3cm. No algorithm can compensate for that.


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Hmm the packages state the zoom power is 25x so it would be like using high powered binoculars to see various sunspots, which should be sufficient for solar observation and imaging in white light. It acknowledges that its capabilities aren't suited for planetary imaging but it is good for the moon and deep space objects like nebulae.


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Ehh... somebody just make a phone with removable lens! That would be a beautiful multi-purpose thing (birding, astro, ....).


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Total backward step for solar IMHO, i'd go as far as junk. Not for me i'm afraid.


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marktownley wrote: Thu Jul 20, 2023 5:22 am Total backward step for solar IMHO, i'd go as far as junk. Not for me i'm afraid.
Oh what would you say the issue is? Pricing, technology, or redundancy since you already have your own telescopes?


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I'd say all of the above. Watching the video showing the 'insides' (or lack of), $500 is a lot. For a lot less than that you could use a 50/60mm guidescope mounted on a tripod with a WL solar filter, a smartphone holder and have a grab and go with a lot more potential for low res full disks.

I'm sure plenty will sell, from my perspective it's step backwards.


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marktownley wrote: Thu Jul 20, 2023 5:22 am Total backward step for solar IMHO, i'd go as far as junk. Not for me i'm afraid.
I agree with Mark, for solar. It is a deep sky object device if it works, which is a big 'if'
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