Sternglas Alpha


AR binoculars for astronomy

When Galileo Galilei first observed Saturn through a telescope in 1610 he surely would have never imagined that one day we’d be able to see our own planet from Saturn, as it happened in July 2013 via the Cassini spacecraft. We’ve visited every planet in our solar system and are leaving our own galaxy in search of our place in space. The more we venture out into the cosmos, the more important it becomes to understand what happens in the sky around us – or at least to spark curiosity for it. 

The ideal first step towards that is the Sternglas Alpha. It’s not only a compact binocular with 15x magnification and image stabilizer, but it also has augmented reality technology to allow projection of a digital layer on top of a real life image. Thus it is possible to show further informations and images during nightsky observation and even simulated filters and virtually enhanced zoom on celestial objects become possible. The connection of headphones completes the audiovisual experience. This way you create an exciting and optimally challenging access to astronomy.

Nicolas Ortiz

bachelor thesis 2015

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Studiengang Industrial Design

Prof. Gert Trauernicht
Prof. Matthias Schönherr