Meade has redesigned its acclaimed Deep Sky Imager (DSI) series of cameras, offering state-of-the-art technology for virtually all astrophotography needs - they feature the powerful Panasonic 16MP CMOS sensor, a regulated two-stage thermoelectric cooling system for low-noise long exposures, and small 3.8ìm pixels for detailed imaging. The DSI-IV is hence a true all-purpose camera for photography of the Moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies (deep sky) - and it is also lightweight, meaning smaller eyepieces and mounts can safely carry the camera.
The DSI-IV is a genuine problem-free camera
- the built-in DDRAM memory and USB 3.0 interface provide a very low noise transmission of the data and with 23fps at full resolution for planetary photography!
- the latest version of the Meade SkyCapture imaging software makes use of additional programs unnecessary. The software will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
- USB 2.0 hub - two additional USB ports on the camera provide power to other accessories, such as a filter wheel and a focus motor.
- the camera can be connected to the telescope either via the T2 thread (M42x0.75) or via the 2" socket supplied.
- in addition to a power supply for cooling and a USB 3.0 cable, the accessories also include a sturdy carrying case.
The DSI-IV is a camera that is not just ideal for beginners in astrophotography, but will also provide you with many years of pleasure with your photography!
Colour or mono? Black and white cameras have the advantage of higher sensitivity and resolution than colour cameras. However, more effort is required to obtain a colour image. You also need colour filters and a filter wheel