The Unistellar eQuinox 2 is a great telescope for everyone, but it’s especially suited for young, beginner professionals who grew up doing everything on their phones. That’s because it’s a smart telescope, controlled by just one button and a smartphone app that needs to be connected to it. Using features that most people – especially young people – are already familiar with, it’s great as a beginner’s telescope. However, this can also be considered one of its biggest drawbacks if you want something more traditional.
Another concern is its astronomical price (no pun intended). The Unistellar eQuinox 2 it costs $2,499, though luckily it can be paid in installments. Telescopes, especially good ones, can be very expensive, and this one is not cheap per second. But if you’re just starting out and you’re not ready to make a lot of money if it turns out that astronomy isn’t for you, you’ll want to find a cheaper option.
Unistellar eQuinox 2 can justify its higher price, though. In addition to the integrated tripod and the new control for mobile phones, the telescope has a Smart Light Pollution Reduction feature that makes it easier to see celestial objects from crowded urban areas with more light. It also has a 4.5-inch (114 mm) lens, a length of 450 mm, and a digital magnification of 50x / 150x, allowing you to see far away.