Nissan recently unveiled the Navara Dark Sky Concept in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), that’ll function as a mobile astronomy lab with a world-leading, observatory-class telescope.
It will support astronomers with observations of the universe in so called “dark-sky” locations, away from the night time glow of urban areas, which decreases visibility.
The colour scheme of the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept follows after the cosmos with dark colours while the interior combines the deep shades of the night sky with the orange of a setting sun.
The reflective orange piping on the seats are there to provide better cabin visibilty, eliminating the need for white lights that would disrupt the astronomer’s night vision.
Sticking out like a sore thumb on the trailer is the ultrahigh-power PlaneWave telescope. Th red lights were deployed since it affects human night vision the least and wouldn’t cause visual disruption during observations.
The trailer’s roof can be opened to focus the telescope on the night sky. Using a 40 cm mirror, it allows astronomers to view beyond the rings of Saturn, to distant galaxies and supernovas.