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Vaonis Telescope Comparison: Stellina vs. Vespera vs. Vespera II vs. Vespera PRO

Vaonis Telescope Comparison: Stellina vs. Vespera vs. Vespera II vs. Vespera PRO

Vaonis offers a few different Computerized Smart Telescopes, each with their own unique features and capabilities. The different Vaonis Telescopes that we will be comparing are the StellinaVespera, Vespera II, and Vespera PRO.

NOTE: The Stellina, Vespera, Vespera II, and Vespera PRO Telescopes are designed primarily for Deep Sky Astrophotography, and not for viewing and/or imaging smaller objects such as Planets. However, you can still view Planets and their distinguishable characteristics (Rings of Saturn etc) with these Telescopes, they will just appear smaller in the Field of View (FOV). 

 
Vaonis Stellina
  • The Vaonis Stellina offers a fully automated observing experience. It uses advanced imaging technology and AI to automatically locate and track celestial objects, making it easy for users to take high-quality astrophotos. The Stellina is also portable and easy to set up, making it a great option for astrophotographers on the go. Note: Stellina has been discontinued.

 

 
Vaonis Vespera
  • The Vaonis Vespera is a popular choice for beginners and intermediate users. It is a compact and portable telescope that offers excellent image quality and ease of use. The Vespera uses a unique curved mirror design that provides a wide field of view and eliminates distortion. Note: Vespera has been discontinued and replaced by Vespera II. 
 
Vaonis Vespera II
  • The Vespera II Smart Telescope revolutionizes the stargazing experience, setting new standards in astronomical viewing and astrophotography. This new and improved version of Vespera delivers stunning ultra HD images of the cosmos. Designed for both enthusiasts and professionals, the Vespera II features advanced optics, and is user-friendly. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a curious beginner, the Vespera II opens up a universe of possibilities.
 
Vaonis Vespera PRO
  • The Vespera PRO Smart Telescope is the pinnacle of the Vaonis Smart Telescope lineup, designed for astrophotography enthusiasts. Combining cutting-edge optics with advanced smart features, the Vespera PRO delivers unparalleled image quality. This telescope offers the ultimate stargazing and astrophotography experience, bringing the universe into stunning HD focus with ease.

     

    Main Differences:

    1. Stellina: The Stellina is designed for deep-sky observation with an 80mm aperture, a focal length of 400 mm, and an apochromatic doublet lens with very low dispersion glass. It features a 5-hour battery life and utilizes an external power bank for power supply.

    2. Vespera: Compact and portable, the Vespera features a 50mm aperture, a 200mm focal length, and an apochromatic quadruplet lens with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass. It offers an 8-hour built-in battery life and has a wider field of view compared to Stellina.

    3. Vespera II: The Vespera 2 maintains the portability of its predecessor with a 50mm aperture and an improved focal length of 250mm, utilizing the same high-quality apochromatic quadruplet ED lens. It features a significantly higher resolution image sensor than Vespera 1.

    4. Vespera PRO: The Vespera PRO stands out with a 50mm aperture and a 250mm focal length, featuring an apochromatic quadruplet lens and the same high-quality glass as the Vespera II. It is tailored for astrophotography, boasting an 11-hour built-in battery life, the highest-resolution image sensor in the entire Vaonis lineup - and a square resolution & FOV for detailed captures.

           

          Features & Specifications Comparison Chart:

          Category

          Stellina

          Vespera

          Vespera II Vespera PRO

          Launch Date

          2018/19

          2021/22

          2024 2024

          Weight

          11 kg / 25 lbs

          5 kg / 11 lbs

          5 kg / 11 lbs 5 kg / 11 lbs

          Size (open)

          60 x 40 x 13 cm

          48 x 20 x 9 cm

          48 x 20 x 9 cm 48 x 20 x 9 cm

          Aperture

          80 mm

          50 mm

          50 mm 50 mm

          Focal Length

          400 mm

          200 mm

          250 mm 250 mm

          Focal Ratio

          F/5

          F/4

          F/5 F/5

          Lens Type

          Apochromatic Doublet

          Apochromatic Quadruplet

          Apochromatic Quadruplet Apochromatic Quadruplet

          Lens Feature

          Very low dispersion S-FPL51 equivalent (ED) with lanthanum glass

          Extra low dispersion S-FPL52 equivalent (ULD) with lanthanum glass

          Extra low dispersion S-FPL52 equivalent (ULD) with lanthanum glass Extra low dispersion S-FPL52 equivalent (ULD) with lanthanum glass

          Battery Life

          5 hours

          8 hours

          4 hours 11 hours

          Power Supply

          External Battery Powerbank

          Built-In Battery

          Built-In Battery Built-In Battery

          Application

          Deep Sky

          Deep Sky

          Deep Sky Deep Sky

          Field of View (FOV)

          1° x 0.7°

          1.6° x 0.9°

          2.5° x 1.4° 1.6° x 1.6°

          Image Sensor

          Sony IMX178

          Sony IMX462

          Sony IMX585 Sony IMX676

          Sensor Size

          5 x 7.4 mm

          3.1 x 5.6 mm

          11.2 x 6.3 mm 7 x 7 mm

          Resolution

          3072 x 2080 (6.4MP)

          1920 x 1080 (2MP)

          3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP) 3536 x 3536 (12.5 MP)

          Connectivity

          WiFi

          WiFi

          WiFi WiFi

          Control

          Smartphone/Tablet

          Smartphone/Tablet

          Smartphone/Tablet Smartphone/Tablet

          Mount

          Motorized Alt-Az

          Motorized Alt-Az

          Motorized Alt-Az Motorized Alt-Az

          Warranty

          2 Years

          2 Years

          2 Years 2 Years

           

          Each Vaonis Telescope offers different features and capabilities, so it's important to consider your specific needs, budget, and level of experience when choosing one. 

          If you have any questions/concerns regarding which Vaonis Telescope is right for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at support@redcarpettelescopes.com, or give us a call during our posted business hours at 1-800-860-3429!

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