Hestia – Turn Your Phone Into a Smart Telescope


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Have you ever dreamed of capturing stunning images of the Moon or Sun with your smartphone? Hestia turns your phone into a smart telescope. This gadget is the size of a book and is a beginner-friendly way to get started with astrophotography.

With Hestia, observing space has never been easier. You don’t need to buy a huge telescope that you would use once and forget in the garage. All you need is your phone.

person using Hestia, pointing at space

What can Hestia do?

Hestia is a compact and portable device that attaches to your smartphone and enhances its camera capabilities up to 25 times.


comparison photo of the Moon, shot with Hestia and a regular phone


The team at Vaonis designed the Gravity app to go along with this gadget. With it, you observe, track, and take photos of the Sun, the Moon, and the brightest stellar objects.

The app allows for stacking and tracking of your target objects. Think of it like HDR – combining multiple images to preserve both the shadows and highlights in your photos.


Not sure where to start? Well, the app features an educational aspect. It brings a plethora of useful information about the objects in space, as well as how to find them.

the Gravity app for Hestia


This tech is future-proof, as it has an adjustable and magnetic attachment. This means it will fit most of the current and future smartphones out there, so you can rest assured that your phone will fit. The app will be available for both iOS and Android and work with most modern smartphones.


Where can you get it?

This product launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform and has raised over 4 million dollars from more than 14 000 backers. Currently, you can back the project on Indiegogo, starting at $189.
The delivery is scheduled for June 24.

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