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TinyScope’s DWARF Telescope is the Modern Portable Telescope


Carry A Telescope

Anyone notice that digital has sort of killed off a lot of conventional things that kids used to do? We’re talking about having a telescope — whether it’s a simple one assembled with tubes and plastic lenses or a sophisticated model that comes on a tripod. Regardless it’s sad to think that campers and hikers that used to carry a telescope along with them for looking at the stars aren’t doing that anymore. Hey we’d be surprised if any kid even bothers to look up at the sky anymore — really look and not instead see a digital picture on a LCD screen or maybe at the best play with the same on a puzzle or board game.

All that can change with TinyScope’s DWARF Telesceope, because it’s a state of the art modern telescope that doesn’t require a backpack to carry or minutes to assemble. In fact it’s already assembled and small enough to fit in a knapsack with room left over for a Tupperware lunch, a laptop and a candy bar. But lastly and mostly because it can be used handheld with barely any weight to heft (being kinda rectangular and about the size of a largish paperback book.So what happens when you pick it up — nothing that is unless you bring the viewing lens up to your eye. Then it’s a matter of aiming it in the direction you want to look at — be that down the road or up in the sky — and accessing the 13X magnification level. To get an idea of what that represents, it’s sufficient for pulling in detail during the day of down the block or the Moon’s surface. And of course looking at the stars of course at night — especially away from the glow of the ambient light put off by urban areas.


Control What The DWARF Telescope Does

So what about controlling the DWARF Telescope when you’re not holding it up to your eye? It can do a number of things using a smartphone (app control) or PC: shoot still photos and video, zoom the screen and adjust parameter controls. But if you have an iPhone or want to use remote control, you’ll have to get the WiFi box. Blame it on Apple’s protective “walled garden” approach to letting others move in on their hardware/software systems. But nothing can take away it being a portable telescope.


You Can Connect To This Telescope

However, unless you spring for that optional WiFi kit, a cable is needed for physically connecting from the DWARF Telescope to the phone — included are data cable adapters so that is good. And if you’re connected by cable, then another obviously thing is that there’s no way you can, for example, be looking at birds who won’t let you get close by because you’re standing right by it. So without the WiFI kit, plan on being up close and personal with DWARF Telescope and learning to control your breathing and learn to be still as it applies to viewing the living a bit closer than really makes sense.

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This Planet is Right Here

When it comes to using a telescope, being able to precisely position where the lens is aimed at can be vital. So to aid this, there’s an optional accessory called the Planet High Precisioness Pan and Tilt. This is a WiFi enabled mount for the DWARF Telescope that can do a lot more that that of just holding the DWARF Telescope up so it’s not lying on the ground or having to be held by a person.

Through the app (once you set up the WiFi for it which can work up to 7 meters) you can now control the telescope’s rotational direction and pan and tilt — a 180 pitch angle and a 360 rotation that can be slow or fast (.0366/s vs. 3.51/s). And providing the weight is under 500 grams, other devices can be put on and used with the Planet, such as a small digital camera (still or video), a mobile phone and the like. Planet has a battery that gives it about 2 hours of use, which should be long enough for the average session, for example, looking at the stars. What’s the value of the WiFi? It’s because this lets you work the DWARF Telescope while also working the Planet Precisioness Pan and Tilt.

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