Certification télescope

2018.03: Certifications

Certifications Tests CEM télescopeBuying a telescope is good thing, buying a telescope which is certified is better! In March, our poor Stellina has gone through several days of torture in order to guarantee you a good functioning and a total safety of use. We passed several required certifications for the European and American markets: electrostatic discharges and electro-magnetic waves have tried to knock down our dear telescope but Stellina stayed steady as a rock. The device held up to 16 000 volts without flinching when the standard only requires 4000… A great achievement that rewards three years of intense development.

Three years designing, prototyping and testing the 272 parts that compose Stellina. Each element, from the small screw to the lens, had specifications requiring the best quality and stability in order to create a telescope as design as powerful. After selecting each component, we assembled the pieces to verify that they all worked in harmony. This step took longer than expected but we are now at the end of the optimization step. The engineering team is gathering all its energy to build a Stellina that will keep its promises of being a telescope letting you observe the universe in all ease and simplicity.

After passing first the certifications for the European and American markets, we won’t change anything about Stellina anymore! The production is currently in progress to deliver you this telescope that you are all waiting for!

About CEM tests

CEM qualification requires particular attention for safe equipment or specific operating conditions. An electromagnetic environment is the component of natural sources (solar radiation, electrical charges in the atmosphere – storm…) and artificial sources like radiofrequency wave emitters or interfering phenomena related to any electrical equipment running.
In sectors where electromagnetic constraints may be important and/or where safe equipment is concerned, the requirements set by specifications are generally very important. After an electromagnetic qualification, it can be determined whether or not the equipment is compatible with its electromagnetic environment. We are talking about electromagnetic compatibility qualification tests.

Source: Emitech


2018.03: Stellina’s release date

The date of launch has been confirmed. Stellina will be available from March 31, 2018 in France and in the rest of EU. It will be followed few months later by the North American markets.

The product will be shipped to the customers who placed a preorder in 2017 and to distributors across Europe. It will also be available for purchase on our website. Stay tuned!


2017.12: New pictures

New pictures taken with Stellina are now available! Many of you were very excited to see more pictures. You can see now the pictures of Orion nebula, the moon, the Double cluster and a new version of the galaxies M81 & M82. More pictures are coming in January and will be updated in the Products page.

Note: the banner image at the top of the page was not taken with Stellina.


2017.09: Improvement of optics

Depuis notre dernier email en juin annonçant le début de l’industrialisation, beaucoup de choses se sont passées tant au niveau interne (agrandissement de l’équipe, retombées médias, récompenses…) qu’au niveau du produit. En effet, après discussion avec nos fournisseurs, nous avons fait le choix d’apporter des améliorations à l’instrument :

Choix des matériaux
Les supports internes, auparavant fixés à la coque en plastique, sont désormais remplacés par une structure en aluminium, assurant la liaison du trépied à l’optique. Ceci assure à Stellina une rigidité digne des meilleures montures du commerce et amoindrit considérablement la sensibilité au vent de l’instrument.

Qualité optique
Deuxième point important, un nouveau cap a été franchi en termes de qualité optique. Reposant auparavant sur un simple doublet achromatique, nous avons décidé de le remplacer par un doublet ED à diffraction limitée afin d’améliorer la qualité des images (suppression du chromatisme, meilleur piqué d’image…).

Ces choix ont eu un impact sur le planning de l’industrialisation car elle implique des tests de qualité supplémentaires. De ce fait, la livraison des premiers télescopes est attendue le 1er trimestre 2018.

Notre engagement sur la qualité et notre mission de vous fournir la meilleure expérience utilisateur possible sont les raisons pour lesquelles nous avons décidé d’allouer du temps supplémentaire à ces modifications.