The first ever smartphone
based telescope.

HESTIA

30 days to try
Free return
2-year warranty
from
$ 199

Meet Hestia, the first ever
smartphone-based telescope.

Harnessing the power of your smartphone and our cutting-edge technology, Hestia enables you to capture the brilliance of the Sun, the enchanting beauty of the Moon, and the captivating depths of the Universe — without complex setups or extensive knowledge of astronomy. Simply place your smartphone on Hestia's ocular, align the device with the celestial object of your choice, let yourself be guided by our super user-friendly app, and unlock a whole new world of exploration.

A true Kickstarter success.

Hestia convinced thousands of enthusiasts and became one of the most funded projects on the platform.

  • → $4.1 Millions raised.
  • → 13 983 backers.
  • → CES Best of innovation award.
Hestia win innovation award at CES 2024
Best of kickstarter
Yanko design Best of CES

Light and small.

Easy to use.

One app to guide you.

Most used gadget to
watch 2024 solar eclipse.

Boost your smartphone.

SHARPNESS - DETAIL RESOLUTION

Get crisp, detailed images of lunar craters and sunspots.

Hestia sharpness compared

MAGNIFICATION

See the Universe from up close and capture its beauty.

Hestia brightness compared

And get closer to the Cosmos.

The moon shot by iphone

The Moon

SHOT WITH IPHONE 14 PRO

A moon quarter captured with Hestia

The Moon

SHOT WITH IPHONE 14 PRO WITH HESTIA

Seize the Day and the Night.

Hestia is made for every target and moment. Enjoy the treasures of the Sky whenever and wherever you want.

Moon
Sun
Deep sky
Previous
Next

Sun…sational!

As the Sun nears the peak of its current solar cycle, our star is growing increasingly active. Monitoring sunspots with Hestia and its solar filter will help you understand the Sun's behavior, its influence on space weather, and its impact on our planet.

The Sun
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Sunset Timelapse
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Shoot for the Moon, land among stunning photos!

Every rendezvous with the Moon will now be a very emotional experience. Discover every facet of our planet's beautiful and intriguing satellite.

The Moon
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Timelapse of the Moon
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Make your first steps into the vastness of Space.

Before becoming Space colonels, we all start as young star cadets. Hestia is the best first instrument for beginners or curious people that would love to discover and understand more about what lies above us. Hestia and your smartphone combined form a portal that didn't exist before, to help you cross the Universe and witness some of the brightest Galaxies, Nebulae, and Star Clusters and begin your Space journey.

Deep Sky Object
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Click and go!

Hestia is everything but complex. Attach Hestia to its tripod and align your smartphone’s main camera with Hestia's ocular with the help of Gravity by Vaonis.

Pick your destination and let the app guide you to find it. And voilà! You are ready to go and enjoy the beauties of the Cosmos.

Share everlasting moments with your loved ones.

Hestia is the perfect companion to create memories under the night sky.

Prepare for the total solar eclipse of 2024.

On April 8th, a total solar Eclipse will cross North America. Capture the event of a lifetime with Hestia for a closer and safer look at this awe-inspiring spectacle.

A jewel of miniaturization.

With its patented six-lens optical design featuring a 30 mm (1.2 inch) objective and prisms to collect and focus the light directly into your smartphone's camera sensor, Hestia pushes back the limits of miniaturization.

Futur-proof!

Thanks to a system of removable magnets, Hestia accommodates all sizes of current and future smartphones. Hestia will only get better and better over time.

Hestia

Made to last forever.

Hestia operates without electronics at its core, relying solely on an optical design system. That means no need for a battery, no risk of power loss, no obsolescence headaches, and definitely, no frustrations!

Navigate the Cosmos with Gravity by Vaonis, Hestia's app.

Our app is designed to assist you on your space adventures, Day and Night, guide you to the stars with ease, and bring you exciting content. So, buckle up, get cozy, and dive into the cosmos.

Gravity ap for Hestia

Learn more about the Universe and its secrets.

Our app is designed to assist you on your space adventures, Day and Night, guide you to the stars with ease, and bring you exciting content. So, buckle up, get cozy, and dive into the cosmos.

Feature available first semester 2024.

Browse the sky and reach your favorite stars.

Explore the constellations, learn to recognize the sky around you, and find an object that piques your interest. Be guided to your target with precision. Just put your smartphone on Hestia, follow the lights to correctly align your telescope, and be ready to capture what's invisible to the naked eye.

Feature available first semester 2024.

Get the best of your photos.

Hestia's companion app enhances your observation using our proprietary image processing algorithms to combine and align multiple short-exposure images captured by your smartphone into a single high-quality photograph.

Landscape and wildlife photography with Hestia

Capture your surroundings up-close.

Get notified about the weather conditions to go out and explore the night sky. Take advantage of all celestial events and opportunities for stargazing.

Feature available first semester 2024.

Night Mode
Day Mode
Interactive
sky map
Catalog of
the brightest
deep sky objects

Scenery mode
Help for alignment
Educational content
Enhanced vision
Push notifications

Is your phone compatible with Hestia?

Check our FAQ to know about compatibility.

Ready to go
on an adventure?

Weight 850g (1,87 lbs)
Size 17 x 24 x 5,5cm
(6.7 x 9.5 x 2.2 in)
Aperture 30mm (1.2 in)
Magnification x 25
Application Moon, Sun, Bright
Deep Sky Objects
Optic Design 6 lenses in 3 groups
Field of View 1.8°
Limiting magnitude 7-8
Image formats JPEG, TIFF
Tripod compatibility Tripod with pan and tilt fluid head and 3/8" thread

Choose your Hestia pack

Special offer & quantity available for USA & Canada only.


Essential pack

Hestia + Dust Cover

Begin your astronomical journey affordably with the Essential Pack. Featuring the Hestia device and a dust cover, it's perfect for those who already own a tripod.
Discover the universe from your backyard with this budget-friendly kit.

$249 $199

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Standard pack

Essential Pack + Tripod

Start exploring the stars with the Standard Pack. Including the Hestia device and a sturdy tripod, this complete starter kit provides everything you need for stable, stunning celestial views. Perfect for beginners ready to dive into astronomy.

$299 $239

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Solar pack

Hestia + Solar Filter
Solar Pointer + Carry Case

Witness the sky's beauty day and night with the Solar Pack. This advanced kit includes the Hestia device, a hard case, and essential accessories for day observation. Ideal for those seeking to deepen their astronomical pursuits and explore celestial wonders.

$349 $279

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Ultimate pack

Solar Pack + Tripod

For the adventurer, the Ultimate Pack is your perfect companion. This all-inclusive package features the Hestia device, a durable carry case, and essential accessories. Whether traveling or stargazing at home, the Ultimate Pack ensures unforgettable explorations.

$399 $299

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30 days to try
Free returns
2-year warranty
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Frequently asked questions

If you are using an Apple iPhone:

  • Sun & Moon: iPhone under iOS 16 and above, or iPhone 8 and above.

  • Deep Sky: iPhone 13 and above

 

Please note that only iPhone SE 2nd and 3rd Generations are compatible. iPads are not supported.

 

If you are using an Android smartphone:

  • Sun & Moon: Download the Gravity by Vaonis app.

  • Deep Sky: Phone list below

 SAMSUNG: Galaxy S22 Ultra, S23 Ultra, Galaxy S20 and above

 GOOGLE: Pixel 5, Pixel 6, Pixel 7 and above

 XIAOMI: Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 13 and above

 OPPO: Find X3, Find X5, Find X6 and above

 

Please note that tablets and Chromebooks are not compatible.

If you are not able to find the Gravity by Vaonis app in your store (Google app store or App store), that means your phone is not compatible at all.

Hestia, along with the Gravity by Vaonis app, includes 2 modes that will allow you to observe the following objects:

  • Day mode: observation of the Sun and sunspots, total and partial solar eclipses. A solar filter is necessary to observe the Sun without danger.

  • Night Mode: Moon, stars, and the brightest deep sky objects such as clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

 

Although Gravity offers a timelapse mode, observing sunrises and sunsets of the Sun and Moon from your smartphone will be possible.

Hestia does not include a battery. It is an optical system that works without electronics or mechanics. The autonomy will therefore depend mainly on your smartphone.

No, Hestia will not be able to track objects.

The Gravity by Vaonis app will guide the user to do the tracking manually, thanks to in-app screen indications.

The tripod must:

  • be equipped with a fluid head, pan-tilt type with 2 axes (horizontal and vertical), and a ⅜” thread,

  • support a load of at least 500 g (1.1 lbs),

  • be stable and robust enough to prevent vibrations.

Smartphone tripods and ball heads are not compatible with Hestia.

On this page, you will find a variety of tutorials for Hestia and its Gravity app.
These tutorials cover a range of topics to help you properly set up your Hestia and perform both day and night observations.

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