Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Home planetariums with 3D projection are a great opportunity to observe and study the stars from the comfort of your home. Modern astroplanetariums are realistic and multifunctional, so they will be interesting for both adults and children.
- When choosing a home planetarium, you should consider for what purposes it will be used – as a night light, background or for studying astronomy.
- Experts recommend paying attention to the realistic projection. For a child, an image of up to 8000 stars is enough, but for an adult or studying astronomy, it is better to buy devices that project 50,000 and even 120,000 celestial bodies.
- The characteristics of the model are no less important. Many home planetariums have additional features such as music accompaniment, lighting, the ability to connect other drives or devices.
For those who wish to get a closer look at the functions and features of home planetariums, we have compiled a rating of the six most popular models. Our experts consider these devices to be the best, as they have a lot of positive feedback from customers and meet the criteria of 'price-quality'.
- Rating of the best home planetariums
- Levenhuk Bresser National Geographic
- HOMESTAR CLASSIC
- AstroEye Eastcolight 26181
- STAR THEATER PRO UNCLE MILTON
- Sititek AstroEye
- HomeStar Aurora Alaska Black
Rating of the best home planetariums
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best home planetariums||1||Levenhuk Bresser National Geographic||RUB 9,020|
|2||HomeStar Classic||RUB 10,990|
|3||AstroEye Eastcolight 26181||RUB 5,150|
|4||STAR THEATER PRO UNCLE MILTON||RUB 9,710|
|5||Sititek AstroEye||7 350 rub.|
|6||HomeStar Aurora Alaska Black||RUB 7 490|
Levenhuk Bresser National Geographic
The first place in the rating is occupied by the home planetarium, depicting 61 constellations and 8600 stars. The projection size is 1.6 x 2.1 m. The image that simulates the rotation of the celestial sphere per day is rotated thanks to the built-in motors. Levenhuk Bresser also has a unique feature – a shooting star projection.
The device operates on 3 AA batteries included in the kit, or from a standard power supply, which is purchased separately. To save power, you can use the auto shut-off function for 30, 60 or 120 minutes. Price – from 10,000 rubles.
- Built-in timer;
- The planetarium can be used as a portable speaker;
- Attractive design;
- Ability to connect other external devices;
- Easy operation.
- No power supply included;
- Poor emulation of the shooting star function.
The second line of the rating is the improved model of the Homestar Pro 2 planetarium, manufactured by the Chinese company Sega Toys. The device displays up to 60,000 celestial objects at a distance of 2-2.3 meters. The projection angle can be adjusted by directing the unit towards the ceiling or walls.
The home planetarium has a shooting star option and rotates in different directions. To save energy, the device can be turned off for 15.30 or 60 minutes. HomeStar Classic is charged using the included power supply.
But it should be borne in mind that the surface where the image will be directed must be white and even and the home planetarium is used exclusively in a dark room. Image sharpness can only be adjusted 1 minute after power on. Price: from 10,990 rubles.
- Clear picture and focus;
- Good rotation effect of the sky;
- Excellent design and build;
- Powerful LED;
- Possibility of using discs with other projections.
- Comets don't look very realistic;
- High cost of disks with additional projections.
AstroEye Eastcolight 26181
This home planetarium model is ranked third in our ranking, as the AstroEye Eastcolight 26181 is considered new in 2019. Features of the device – projection of up to 38,000 stars, many features, improved lenses. The set includes 2 discs with a picture of the constellations and the night sky. To make the image more real, a five-speed rotation function is used.
To obtain a clear projection, the distance from the home planetarium to the surface should be up to 1.8 meters. The image can be vertical or horizontal. The unit is powered by 3 AA batteries. There is an automatic shutdown function after 30, 60 and 120 minutes. Price: from 4700 rubles.
- Shooting star function.
- Not identified.
STAR THEATER PRO UNCLE MILTON
Astroplanetarium is included in the rating because it is more popular among users and is easy to use. The device has a futuristic, original design. The body of the device is made of durable plastic to protect it from external damage.
The control panel is backlit by LEDs and located at the front. Optical lens and quality lenses allow you to get the sharpest image possible. Home planetarium allows you to see up to 10,000 celestial bodies. Thanks to the adjustment, it is possible to make the projection movable or static. The device comes with two discs – a color 'Earth, Moon and Sun' and a monochrome map of the night sky. There is a possibility of additional use of other discs.
The home planetarium is equipped with a timer with a delay of 30 and 60 minutes. The device is powered via a standard USB adapter. STAR THEATER is equipped with a pivoting, practical stand that can be fixed in different positions. Price: from 8,490 rubles.
- Auto power off;
- An exact copy of the starry sky;
- Made from reliable materials;
- Beautiful design.
- Hard to find on sale.
The Sititek AstroEye model ranks fifth in our ranking because it is not an ordinary home planetarium, but a whole manual for the study of astronomy. The device projects a starry sky with an area of 1.8×2.2x2m and can transmit an image to a ceiling or wall. It is possible to adjust the angle of projection, focus or speed regulation.
Sititek AstroEye features more than 8,000 stars and 31 constellations in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. The location of celestial bodies can be changed depending on geographical latitude, date or time.
The set includes two discs ('Stars in the Constellations' and 'Stars'), a book about the constellations of the Zodiac, a bright poster. To save battery power, Sititek AstroEye has an auto-off function after 30-120 minutes. Price: from 6890 rubles.
- The planetarium is suitable for studying astronomy;
- Realistic image;
- Easy installation and configuration;
- The price matches the quality.
- There is no mains charging option;
- Inconvenient battery replacement;
- There is no musical accompaniment.
HomeStar Aurora Alaska Black
Our rating closes with a home planetarium developed by a scientist from Japan Miho Miheshi for the SEGATOYS company. The device is equipped with three lenses to create the most realistic projection, up to 1.8 meters. HomeStar Aurora Alaska Black displays up to 10,000 stars. This is a unique home planetarium, alternately projecting the night sky, sunset or aurora borealis.
HomeStar Aurora Alaska Black has built-in speakers that allow you to listen to calm music and gaze at the stars at the same time. There is a volume control, a headphone jack. To operate the home planetarium, 4 AA size AA batteries are enough. The unit can operate independently for up to 5 hours, and is also equipped with a two-position shutdown timer for 5 and 30 minutes. Price: about 10,700 rubles.
- A specific system of objects;
- Long battery life;
- Opportunity to see the northern lights and sunset;
- There is a headphone jack;
- Built-in speakers.
- High price.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.