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Vaonis Hestia Smartphone-Based Telescope

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Vaonis Hestia Smartphone-Based Telescope


  • Light and small
  • Easy to use
  • Made to watch 2024's total solar eclipse
  • Night Mode, Day Mode, and Scenery Mode
  • Navigate the Cosmos with Gravity by Vaonis, Hestia's app
  • Interactive Sky Map
  • Catalog of the brightest deep sky objects
  • Share everlasting moments with your loved ones
  • Help for alignment
  • Educational content
  • Enhanced vision
  • Push notifications

Meet Hestia, the first ever smartphone-based telescope.

Harnessing the power of your smartphone and our cutting-edge technology, Hestia enables you to capture the brilliance of the Sun, the enchanting beauty of the Moon, and the captivating depths of the Universe — without complex setups or extensive knowledge of astronomy. Simply place your smartphone on Hestia's ocular, align the device with the celestial object of your choice, let yourself be guided by our super user-friendly app, and unlock a whole new world of exploration.

A true Kickstarter success.

Hestia convinced thousands of enthusiasts and became one of the most funded projects on the platform.

→ $4.1 Millions raised.
→ 13 983 backers.
→ CES Best of innovation honoree.

Light and small.

Easy to use. 

One app to guide you.

Made to Watch 2024's total solar eclipse.

Boost your smartphone.


Get crisp, detailed images of lunar craters and sunspots.


See the Universe from up close and capture its beauty.

And get closer to the Cosmos.

Seize the Day and the Night.

Hestia is made for every target and moment. Enjoy the treasures of the Sky whenever and wherever you want.


As the Sun nears the peak of its current solar cycle, our star is growing increasingly active. Monitoring sunspots with Hestia and its solar filter will help you understand the Sun's behavior, its influence on space weather, and its impact on our planet

The Sun
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Shoot for the Moon, land among stunning photos!

Every rendezvous with the Moon will now be a very emotional experience. Discover every facet of our planet's beautiful and intriguing satellite.

The Moon
SHOT WITH Hestia and iPhone 14 pro

Make your first steps into the vastness of Space.

Before becoming Space colonels, we all start as young star cadets. Hestia is the best first instrument for beginners or curious people that would love to discover and understand more about what lies above us. Hestia and your smartphone combined form a portal that didn't exist before, to help you cross the Universe and witness some of the brightest Galaxies, Nebulae, and Star Clusters and begin your Space journey.

Click and go!

Hestia is everything but complex. Attach Hestia to its tripod and align your smartphone’s main camera with Hestia's ocular with the help of Gravity by Vaonis.

Pick your destination and let the app guide you to find it. And voilà! You are ready to go and enjoy the beauties of the Cosmos. 

Share everlasting moments with your loved ones.

Hestia is the perfect companion to create memories under the night sky.

Prepare for the total solar eclipse of 2024.

On April 8th, a total solar Eclipse will cross North America. Capture the event of a lifetime with Hestia for a closer and safer look at this awe-inspiring spectacle.


A jewel of miniaturization.

With its patented six-lens optical design featuring a 30 mm (1.2 inch) objective and prisms to collect and focus the light directly into your smartphone's camera sensor, Hestia pushes back the limits of miniaturization


Thanks to a system of removable magnets, Hestia accommodates all sizes of current and future smartphones. Hestia will only get better and better over time.

Made to last forever.

Hestia operates without electronics at its core, relying solely on an optical design system. That means no need for a battery, no risk of power loss, no obsolescence headaches, and definitely, no frustrations!

 Gravity App

Navigate the Cosmos with Gravity by Vaonis, Hestia's app.

Our app is designed to assist you on your space adventures, Day and Night, guide you to the stars with ease, and bring you exciting content. So, buckle up, get cozy, and dive into the cosmos.

Learn more about the Universe and its secrets.

Our app is designed to assist you on your space adventures, Day and Night, guide you to the stars with ease, and bring you exciting content. So, buckle up, get cozy, and dive into the cosmos.

Browse the sky and reach your favorite stars.

Explore the constellations, learn to recognize the sky around you, and find an object that piques your interest. Be guided to your target with precision. Just put your smartphone on Hestia, follow the lights to correctly align your telescope, and be ready to capture what's invisible to the naked eye. 

Get the best of your photos.

Hestia's companion app enhances your observation using our proprietary image processing algorithms to combine and align multiple short-exposure images captured by your smartphone into a single high-quality photograph.

Capture your surroundings up-close.

Get notified about the weather conditions to go out and explore the night sky. Take advantage of all celestial events and opportunities for stargazing.


Is your phone compatible with Hestia?

Check Vaonis FAQ here.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Tyrel M. (Salida, Colorado, United States)
Not worth it

Photos are blurry, will not focus right

Paunb (Altadena, California, United States)
Difficult to use at nighttime. Unsatisfactory performance with solar eclipse

Bought Hestia for my grandson. He has done his own review and published it in my name (Pawan K). He has given it 4 stars. But I am giving it 3 stars based on its performance compared to Seestar S50. We took both to photograph the recent solar eclipse. Unfortunately, due to cloud cover the shooting situation was not great. Still, Seestar managed to take some decent pictures but Hestia pictures became too dark as the solar crescent became smaller. I have attached some examples. Seestar pictures are orange, Hestia pictures are white.

Questions & Answers

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  • What phones are compatible?

    The compatibility depends on what you want to observe and your smartphone’s OS (Operating System)

    If you are using an Apple iPhone:

    • Sun & Moon: iPhone under iOS 16 and + or iPhone 8 and +

    • Deep Sky: iPhone 13 and above

    Please note that only iPhone SE 2nd and 3rd Generations are compatible. iPads are not supported.

    If you are using an Android smartphone:

    • Sun & Moon: Download the Gravity by Vaonis app.

    • Deep Sky: Phone list below

    SAMSUNG: Galaxy S22 Ultra, S23 Ultra, Galaxy S20 and above

    GOOGLE: Pixel 5, Pixel 6, Pixel 7 and above

    XIAOMI: Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 13 and above

    OPPO: Find X3, Find X5, Find X6 and above

    Please note that tablets and Chromebooks are not compatible.

    If you are not able to find the Gravity by Vaonis app in your store (Google app store or App store), that means your phone is not compatible at all.

Vaonis Hestia Smartphone-Based Telescope

Vaonis Hestia Smartphone-Based Telescope

$399.00 $479.99




30 mm | 1.2"

Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Field of View



6 lenses in 3 groups

7-8 limiting magnitude

Barrel Size



17 x 24 x 5.5 cm (6.7 x 9.5 x 2.2 in)


1.87 lb | 850 g
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