The Unistellar eVscope Received an Award at CES 2018

 - Jan 9, 2018
References: unistellaroptics
Most consumer telescopes aren't nearly powerful enough to provide any useful data, but the Unistellar eVscope uses an onboard computer to make it 100 times more powerful than the classical telescope layout. In fact, the technological telescope is so capable that it can actually be used to provide data to the SETI Institute on things like asteroid tracking.

Because of its value in providing data for professional astronomers, the Unistellar eVscope has received a prestigious CES 2018 Innovation Award. And while the bulk of the value in the device comes from its ability to advance scientists' work, the scientists also provide some value for consumers. The telescope is equipped with notifications, so researchers from the SETI Institute can let consumers know when special events like super novae and asteroid flybys will take place.