Vaonis has introduced the Hyperia telescope digital camera, a 165-pound private observatory that leverages a 61-megapixel sensor and units it behind a large 1050mm lens that’s mechanically pushed to permit for gorgeous photographs of astronomical objects.
Vaonis has been producing telescope and digital camera hybrids for a while and is maybe finest recognized for its Vespera and Stellina sensible telescopes launched in 2018 and 2021 respectively. Each of these prior telescopes had been smaller and due to this fact used smaller sensors, however with the Hyperia, Vaonis super-sized the entire package deal.
It weighs a hefty 165 kilos (75 kilograms), which is almost seven occasions as heavy because the Stellina telescope, and provides greater than twice the focal size throw with its 1050mm f/5 apochromatic triplet lens. The 61-megapixel sensor is the full-frame Sony IMX455 monochrome sensor. This backside-illuminated sensor boasts what Vaonis says is enhanced sensitivity with “91% quantum effectivity.”
Hyperia is product of Zicral, an alloy that Vaonis says is used within the aerospace trade for its excellent mechanical efficiency and distinctive resistance to excessive situations.
Combining the newest parts available on the market with the always enhancing know-how that Vaonis has been creating since its creation in 2016, Hyperia provides distinctive remark high quality, like a home Hubble, in addition to a small footprint, enhanced safety in opposition to hazards exterior and unparalleled ease of use.
Vaonis designed the Hyperia to be modular and upgradeable over time, so though the 61-megapixel sensor is great now and needs to be for a few years, the corporate says that its “evolutionary system” implies that customers can exchange the prevailing sensor with the newest know-how available on the market because it turns into accessible.
Hyperia is supplied with Direct Drive motorization, which the corporate says is identical as these used within the main skilled observatories. This know-how permits for unmatched pointing speeds and ideal sidereal monitoring.
When closed, the Hyperia stands 5 toes, six inches tall. When open, it extends to an enormous six toes, 9 inches tall.
Beneath are just a few instance photographs taken with the Hyperion system. They’ve been scaled down for veiwing on-line, however the largest file is 9,450 x 6,102 pixels in dimension.
Clearly designed to enchantment to essentially the most discerning astronomical photographers, the totally modular Hyperion is out there in three colours, made to order and designed to a buyer’s particular requests.
Patrons will be capable to carefully comply with the manufacture of the “mini-observatory” with the Vaonis workforce. Orders will solely be accessible by way of the Vaonis website and can begin at €45,000 (about $52,760). Every telescope system will contain an estimated ready interval of between 12 and 18 months.