As a member of a pilot group for the NASA Community College Network (NCCN), now called the Unistellar College Astronomy Network (UCAN), I was awarded an eVscope from Unistellar and the SETI Institute1 to test and incorporate into my teaching. The eVscope is a 4.5-inch telescope that produces a digital image viewed on an app on a smart device (Fig. 1). It has the ability to stack images from four-second exposures in “Enhanced Vision,” remove background noise, and enhance dim deep space objects. Although the telescope can resolve planetary objects such as Saturn and Jupiter, it really excels with faint objects such as nebulae and galaxies. The cost of the eQuinox eVscope is $2699 and is available through the Unistellar website (https://unistellaroptics.com/equinox-en-us/).

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