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Camera veLOX 178 C Color

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Colour camera Price
no $ 399.00
yes $ 349.00

Product description

The Omegon Pro veLOX 178 is a high speed camera ideally suited for planetary, lunar and solar astrophotography. With the largest sensor and smallest pixels of the veLOX series, it is also the perfect Autoguider: High preciscion and always a suitable star in the field of view.

Professional planetary-, lunar- and solar-astrophotography: Capturing the shadows of Jupiter's moons, separations in Saturn's rings, detailed mountain ranges on the Moon or impressive prominences on the surface of the sun - these impressive targets in our solar system can only be photographed properly with a very high framerate: This freezes the so called seeing, turbulences of the atmosphere that usually hide details from view. This 'lucky imaging' technique is now a breeze, thanks to sophisticated electronics and the high bandwidth of the camera's USB3.0. We recommend the Region-Of-Interest feature of the supplied Omegon AstroPhotoCapture software: This optimized the framerate by reading out only the relevant part of the sensor that contains the planet or detail you are interested in.

Deep-Sky Astrophotography: The high sensitivity of this modern CMOS chip makes the imaging of Nebulas and Galaxies much easier than it was just a few years ago. These faint objects are hard to capture, but thanks to the high quantum efficiency and low read noise of the sensor you can create images showing details imperceivable through visual astronomy.

Autoguiding: You will find a suitable guide star anywhere in the sky! Even fainter stars are no problem, thanks to the high sensitivity of this modern CMOS sensor. Guide with short exposure times and a high guiding frequencies to correct even small tracking errors of your mount. Native compatibility with PHD2 and an inbuilt ST4 Guide-Port make this the ideal camera for your autoguiding needs.

Functional shape: The sturdy body made from anodized aluminium is shaped like an 1.25" eyepiece and fits every telescope. With a light weight, this camera doesn't put any additional strain on your equipment. The camera's front is equipped with a C- & CS-Mount thread or (through and adapter) a regular 1.25" filter thread. This allows you to directly attach small CCTV lenses or a vast selection of astronomical filters.

Transmission: A filter window protects the sensor chamber from dust and humidity. The Omegon Pro colour cameras are equipped with and infrared-blocking filter. Modern CMOS sensors are sensitive to infrared light, so a correct color representation in the final image is only possible by removing these wavelengths before capture. On the other hand, the Omegon Pro mono cameras feature an anti-reflection window, that is transparent to a wide range of wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the infrared. You can add your own filters for unrestricted control over your transmission curve - invaluable for advanced imaging and photometric applications.

Convenient Capture Software: The downlodable software Omegon AstroPhotoCapture allows straightforward and easy-to-learn camera control. The correct camera settings during the capture process are crucial for astrophotography. AstroPhotoCapture gives you full control over every parameter of your camera, without an overburdening interface. Easy to follow tutorials cover the capture process step for step, to make your first astrophotography session successful. The software is compatible with Windows 8/10/11.

Compatibility: The Omegon Pro cameras are compatible with a wide range of available astrophotography programs through the common interfaces ASCOM and INDI. Native compatibility is also being added to a growing number of programs, like PHD2 and N.I.N.A.

Scope of delivery:

  • Camera
  • Nosepiece adapter
  • USB-Cable
  • ST4-Cable

Specifications

Capacity


Sensor type
CMOS Chip (Sony IMX178)
Size of chip (mm)
7.4 x 4.9
Chip - Diagonal (mm)
8.9
Pixel size
2.4
Resolution Photograph (Pixel)
3096 x 2080
Megapixel
6.4
Bit depth (Bit)
14
Images per second
59 (at full resolution)
Colour camera
yes
Active cooling
no
Power supply
5 (USB)
Interfaces
USB 3.0, ST4
Autoguider
yes
Supported operating systems
Windows 7/8/10 (Linux (INDI))
Connection (to the telescope)
1,25"
Filter thread
yes (1,25")
Flange focal distance (mm)
12.5
Software
download
Operating temperature
-10°C - +50°C
Binning
2x2, 3x3, 4x4 (Digital)
Internal memory
-
Shutter
Rolling Shutter

Equipment


Filter wheel
no
Transport cases
no
Other contents
USB & ST4 cable
Connection (to the telescope)
C-Mount

General


Series
veLOX
Length (mm)
71
Diameter (mm)
41
Weight (g)
90
Outer material
Aluminium
Colour
Bronze
Type
Camera
Type of build
Astronomical Cameras

Area of application


Autoguider
yes
Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
AllSky, Meteore
no

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Baader Focusing T-2 eyepiece clamp 1 1/4 "

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Filters (1)
Filters

Omegon Filters 1.25'' deep sky filter

$ 89.00*
Astrophotography (2)

Omegon CS-Mount lense 2.8-12mm f/1.4

$ 39.90*
Spectroscopy & Photometry (1)
Spectroscope

Paton Hawksley Spectroscope Star Analyser 100

$ 168.00*
Astronomy (1)
Blocking Filters

Omegon Blocking Filters 1.25''UV / IR cut-off filter

$ 79.00*

*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Omegon Camera veLOX 178 C Color
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