Introducing the Smart Telescopes ODYSSEY PRO and ODYSSEY

January 9, 2024

A joint development by Nikon and Unistellar SAS

Smart Telescope ODYSSEY PRO

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the smart telescopes ODYSSEY PRO and ODYSSEY, which were jointly developed by Nikon and Unistellar SAS, and are sold by Unistellar SAS. These telescopes are being exhibited at the Nikon booth at CES 2024, held from January 9th to 12th, 2024 in Las Vegas, USA.

Nikon and Unistellar announced a master joint development agreement for smart telescopes in July 2021. Since then, they have been working on providing innovative solutions in the astronomical observation field for consumers.

Each of these smart telescopes is equipped with "autonomous field detection technology" that can automatically capture targeted celestial objects by locating its own position using GPS and comparing it with the celestial objects in the field of view and the built-in coordinate database. Anyone can operate the telescopes intuitively using a dedicated smart device app, and easily perform astronomical observations on their smart device.

These products constitute the second product release combining the technology and know-how of both companies. The electronic viewfinder (EVE) technology cultivated through Nikon's imaging business is adopted in the eyepiece*, and the optical tube module was designed by Nikon. The Stellar Autofocus provides the perfect sharpness for observing both nearby planets and objects situated in the depths of the cosmos, while these models are also smaller and lighter than previous products.

Nikon and Unistellar SAS aim to contribute to the advancement of science through delivering the excitement of astronomical observation and enhancing interest in the universe by combining the technologies and know-how of both companies.

  • *The ODYSSEY PRO features an eyepiece, while the ODYSSEY does not.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.