Bloomberg, one of the largest business and finance media in the United-States, published an article about Stellina after its exlusive pre-launch at MoMA Design Store in May:
A Smart Telescope That Puts the Universe in the Palm of Your Hand
The Stellina is the best way for beginners to familiarize themselves with the friendly skies.
Most telescopes are more pleasing to look through than to look at, but the sleek, $2,999 Stellina from French startup Vaonis revolutionizes on both fronts. Not only does it resemble a prop from 2001, it also comes without the traditional eyepiece. Here, the goal is less searching, more finding: Select, say, the Andromeda Galaxy from one of 150 preloaded options on the app, and the motorized telescope—less than 20 inches tall and powered by a battery good for about 10 hours—focuses itself on the star system and sends a close-up view to your phone or tablet.
The Bottom Line
The lack of an eyepiece will rankle traditionalists, but the Stellina is built on the premise that even if you don’t know the difference between an azimuth and a zenith, images of heavenly bodies should be easy to see, capture, and share from your phone. There’s even—gasp!—a filter that strips away light pollution so that both urban and suburban backyards can get clear views of the next lunar eclipse.
Read the original article on Bloomberg.com here.