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Vaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart Telescope

Vaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart Telescope
Vaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart TelescopeVaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart TelescopeVaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart TelescopeVaonis Vespera Observation Station Smart Telescope
Price  £1,299.00
List Price  £2,175.00
Saving Of  £876.00
(Inc. 20% VAT)

Model:  VE50
Brand:  Vaonis



Generally In Stock, Please Confirm Before Ordering

2 Year Warranty On All New Items
(Excluding Batteries & Globes)

Meet Vespera: the world's lightest observation station.
Vespera is your new observation station, the perfect combination of telescope and camera.

Smart and fully automated, Vespera is a revolution in the world of Astronomy. With a completely redesigned experience of observation, substituting the eyepiece with a mobile application, everyone can access the wonders of the Universe with ease.

Weighing less than 11 lbs, Explore and observe the night sky anywhere in the world, take your own photos of celestial objects, learn about the Cosmos, and share your discoveries in one place.

Start your journey. Experience the Universe.

Choose your experience of the night sky.
Weighing less than 5 kg, Vespera accompanies you in all your adventures of the night.
Take your station out into the middle of the wilderness or just enjoy the starry sky
from the comfort of your home. You design your own experience.

The Cosmos as you've never seen it.
Make visible what is invisible to our eyes. With its technology and ultra-sensitive Sony CMOS built-in sensor, Vespera makes photographing deep sky objects effortless: galaxies, nebulae, clusters, comets and more. Create your own panoramas of the universe with the Mosaic Mode. Monitor the Sun’s activity with the Vespera Solar Filter.

It has never been easier to connect with the stars.
Super easy to use, just set up the tripod using the adjustable legs, and press
the button. Let Vespera come to life and calibrate itself through our Star Field Recognition technology.

Vespera uses your mobile’s GPS, star pattern recognition and astrometry to calibrate itself. Set up your device and get it ready automatically in less than 5 minutes.

Pointing & Tracking
Vespera integrates Go-to technology and automatically tracks your Stellar object, compensating for the Earth’s rotation.

We are the only ones in the world to integrate an auto-focus feature on an astronomical object. No need to do it manually anymore.

Small, yet powerful.
Equipped with the best technologies on the market, Vespera is a tiny gem.

Singularity, your guide to reach the stars.
Singularity is your control room, the place where you decide everything. Very intuitive and user friendly, you can easily access any stellar object of our catalog.

You will get personalized recommandations on what to observe according to your geolocation and the astronomical calendar, and notes about the secrets of the Cosmos.

Singularity guides you each step of the way on your journey to reach the stars.

Get full control of your journey.
The Space Center is the place from which you will start your exploration. This is where you will manage your companion and find specific information depending on your location.

From this screen, you will get direct access to Vaonis enriched content, you will be able to choose between two brand new modes of observation, and much more in the future.

Take the big leap in a matter of seconds.
Once activated, launch Vespera’s initialization process. Thanks to its starfield analysis and autofocus, you can start your space exploration in less than five minutes.

Choose your destination.
Choose your destination among thousand of stellar objects in our regularly updated catalog.

The Pillars of Creation, the Tulip Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy – what would you like to explore next?

Experience the birth of a star.
It only takes a few seconds for Vespera to deliver the first image of your destination before stacking up dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of others in real-time and so gradually reveal the details and colors of the selected object.

Whether within a few minutes or over several hours, you decide what level of detail you want to achieve in your final image. Patience is a virtue and the beauties of the Universe are to be won through merit and perseverance.

Contemplate the unseen.
Observe the Universe as you’ve never seen it before.
Make visible what’s invisible to our eyes with Vespera’s image live stacking technology.

Lagoon Nebula M8, captured with Vespera.
First image captured after 10 seconds VS image obtained after 1-hour stacking.

What’s in the box:

Vespera observation station
Short tripod
USB wall charger
USB magnetic cable
Free mobile app

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Some items that are showing as in stock are in stock at our holding warehouses, not at the shop. To double check the stock levels at the shop, please contact us on 01909774369 or

The delivery times for most items is 1 - 2 days but again, please double check stock levels on important orders before placing an order via the website.

The delivery costs for courier next day are for mainland UK only. If you live in the Scottish Highlands/Islands, Channel Islands or Northern Ireland, then a shipping surchage will apply. please contact us for prices. Smaller items can still go 1st class via Royal Mail.

Please note that if you are wanting to take advantage of our Saturday and Sunday timed services or next day pre 12 or pre 10:30 services, you MUST check that the stock is here at the shop before placing orders. Also, orders using the Saturday and Sunday services must be placed before 1pm the previous working day. Also, please remember to check that the stock is here at the shop before placing orders. If the stock is not at the shop, we won't be able to ship on any of the timed services. 

Please note International customers will need to contact us for a shipping price prior to ordering via the website. We don't ship all items internationally. It is at our discretion what we ship outside of the UK. This all depends on the size and weight of the items. Please get in touch with us for any postage costs. Please note we do NOT ship telescopes or heavy items outside of the UK. This is due to massive postage costs and problems regarding returns.

If you have any questions regarding stock levels or delivery, please get in touch.

Zygo Interferometer Testing For ED Refractor Telescopes!

We are extremely pleased to announce our Zygo Interferometer is now installed and ready for use! Our experienced staff can test refractor lenses up to 120mm aperture and provide a comprehensive 2 page report showing the optical quality and Strehl ratio, plus much more information. We are using the very latest Zygo MX software to provide a more detailed report compared to other standard reports.


The interferometer is essentially a measuring instrument. Within the interferometer is a calibrated laser that is pointed through the optical test surface, then onto a high quality reference sphere, then back through the test subject then to an internal camera which gives us the measurement on the screen. From this, we can adjust the position of the test optic and the reference sphere to obtain a perfectly calibrated system. The more central the laser to the test optic and then on return, the better and more accurate reading and measurement we can take. This takes a lot of adjustment to get the best results from the optical surface. Once the measurement has been taken, we are provided with a series of results that show the optical quality of the surface plus other information. Continue reading for an explanation of the individual values and you can also see a test report that was done on one of our RVO Horizon 60 OTAs. 

We are offering certain telescopes with a Zygo test at an extra cost. Mainly ED doublets and triplets. All available telescopes with a Zygo test report are listed here. Just select Zygo Test Report from the drop down box at the top of the listing and we will test the optics in house and provide a full 2 page report with your scope. This will show you the optical quality of your telescope optics. We can also offer this service on your refractor telescope. Please get in touch for more details about this. 

At Rother Valley Optics, one thing we pride ourselves on is customer service and quality of our equipment. When we test your telescope, we will ensure that it is of the highest quality otherwise, we will reject the scope under our strict quality control and test another model for your peace of mind. One of the main values to look at when testing a refractor is the Strehl ratio. The higher this number, the higher quality lens you have. At Rother Valley Optics, we will guarantee the highest possible Strehl ratio for your telescope.  We will aim to provide 0.95 Strehl or higher on Takahashi, RVO Horizon, William Optics and many more! Generally, the higher the Strehl ratio, the lower the Astigmatism and Coma meaning a better image quality from your instrument. 

Other measurements such as the PV and RMS are important too. With these measurements, the lower the number the better as it shows less curvature on the lens. The flatter an optical lens, the better it will perform. The PV rating (Peak To Valley) is a measurement from the highest point (Peak) to the lowest point (Valley). From this we get the RMS (Root, Mean, Square). This is a similar figure to the PV and measured exactly the same way. The RMS is basically an average height difference from the PV so again, the lower the better. As you can see form the example below, we measured an RMS of just 0.027 wave which is a very good value.

We also measure the Power with our systems which is essentially the error from the reference sphere to the test optic. The reference sphere we use on our system is a very high quality sphere so the closer to zero the Power, the less error between the 2 elements thus ensuring a higher quality optical surface. 

You will also see some more values such as Astigmatism and Coma. Again, these are measured by the interferometer when we take measurements of the optical surface after adjustment. These are values which ideally would be at 0 but as our test optics are all curved lenses, there will always be astigmatism and coma present. The lower the number, the less of these aberations you will effectively see but with most refractors, you can buy field flatteners which will compensate for the coma anyway. The astigmatisms value is explaining the error between the symmetrical curvature of the lens. Basically, no lens will be perfectly symmetrical, the lower the astigmatism, the more symmetrical the lens surface is. 

Once the Zygo test report has been completed, the optical alignment is thoroughly tested and tuned to ensure they are spot on before they leave us. 

All available telescopes are on the website at the link below and ones we've tested already that are available straight away are also listed.

Here is an example of the test what we provide. This was a test on one of our Horizon 60 ED OTA's.

For any questions about this amazing new service, please either call 01909774369 or email


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