UK designer Raymond Ng has come up with a beautiful and simplified concept for the classic telescope design. Traditionally, telescopes have been very technical to the point of discouraging the less experienced, Raymond notes “it eliminates complex looking scopes, dials and switches for a clean user experience”. The object is stunning but the level of modification makes it special, you can start with the basic lens and as your experience level rises you upgrade the main scope attachment providing deeper exploration. His concept also offers viewing enhanced with augmented reality (AR). To understand what that means I suggest you download SkyGuide on the iOS App Store, I use this regularly and it’s also great for children to get a handle of the universe around us. The tube internals are painted with Vantablack, very cool. I would love to see his design come to fruition as the premise is fantastic, I assume that concepts like this either need an established company to make them a reality or alternatively a keen designer can go down the Kickstarter path.
I extrapolated his name from his website address and a link to his Instagram, I also assumed he is in the UK by the same means. Strange to not have a Bio. via Yanko Design here and the designers own site here. Some more images below.