Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 100x camera zoom has nothing on this bad boy…

Meet Hestia – a lens that attaches to your smartphone, or rather a lens that your smartphone attaches to. The size of a relatively thick book, the Hestia is the smallest, most powerful telephoto lens in its price bracket. Its purpose? To turn your smartphone into the next James Webb Space Telescope!

Designer: VAONIS

Click here to Buy Now: $189 $289 ($100 off). Hurry, only 474/1000 left! Raised over $700,000.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

The JWST comparison may be a little bit of a stretch, but the Hestia can optically boost your camera’s magnification by 25x. Armed with a 1.25-inch lens, the Hestia lets your camera shoot for the stars, and lets you quite literally shoot the stars! A perfectly capable consumer-grade telescope module, this device helps your smartphone turn into an astro photography machine. You can take close-ups of the moon, eclipses, solar activity, constellations, star clusters, and even nebulae.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Hestia – The first-ever smartphone-based telescope.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Future-proof – Thanks to a system of removable magnets, Hestia accommodates all sizes of current and future smartphones.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

The Sun – Shot with iPhone 14 Pro & Hestia.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

The Moon – Shot with iPhone 14 Pro and Hestia.

Designed by the folks at VAONIS, known for their years-long expertise in building high-end consumer-grade telescopes, the Hestia is their latest, most affordable telescope yet. Instead of coming with a digital viewfinder, the Hestia relies on your smartphone’s own camera, boosting its abilities to help it see beyond our atmosphere. It sits on a standard tripod and pairs along with Hestia’s own smartphone app, ‘Gravity by Vaonis’, helping alert you when there’s a cosmic wonder to see, letting you know when the viewing conditions are right, and guiding the camera so you’re pointed in the right direction.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

The Hestia’s design is a perfect example of form following function. It has a bookish shape so that it’s easy to carry around in a backpack, and a flat top that you can rest your smartphone on. An expertly designed and assembled 6-lens array inside the Hestia helps boost your smartphone camera’s vision, and allows you to clearly see cosmic phenomena and get an incredibly close view of the moon with optical accuracy and none of that Samsung AI enhancement trickery. A tripod mount in the base helps you securely attach your Hestia and position it accurately towards your cosmic subject, and rubber lips on the Hestia’s upper surface helps hold your phone in place even as you tilt the telescope upwards.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

The telescope works in conjunction with the ‘Gravity by Vaonis’ app. The app acts like your personal encyclopedia on everything space-related, helping you not just observe our interstellar neighbors but also learn everything there is about them. The intuitive app is perfect for people of all ages, helping decode the mysteries of the great cosmos and helping all of us discover our curious inner child. For photography, however, you can rely on either your native camera app, or astro photography apps like Sun, Moon & Eclipse or Deep Sky.

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further

Measuring 9.5 inches long, 6.7 inches wide, and 2.2 inches thick, the Hestia is compact enough to carry around with you, weighing a mere 1.1 lbs (less than 500 grams). The launch of the Hestia comes at a perfect time, given that 2024 happens to be one of the most important years for space enthusiasts, with meteors, once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipses, and other phenomena galore. Each Hestia starts at a special $149 for early bird backers, although the $249 bundle also includes a tripod, a hard case, and a solar filter to help you view the sun without damaging your phone camera. The Gravity by Vaonis app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Click here to Buy Now: $189 $289 ($100 off). Hurry, only 474/1000 left! Raised over $700,000.

The post Astro Photography For Your iPhone? This Smartphone Telescope Takes Things One Step Further first appeared on Yanko Design.

©